Workshop "Intimate Enclaves in the Landscape" taught by Olimpia Velasco

Sustainable landscapes

  • Days: March 3, 10, 17, 2018
  • Time: 10: 30h-13: 30h
  • Place: Intermedi (Es Baluard) and Bellver forest

Es Baluard is organizing the workshop “Intimate enclaves in the landscape” by the artist Olimpia Velasco next March and is part of the program Sustainable Landscapes, a museum project to promote the link between culture, environmental values ​​and the sustainable development.

This workshop aims to convey to participants an open view of the term “landscape” within the world of art. The point of departure will be that of a distant landscape perspective to arrive at a spatial and direct intervention, participating in a performance. The artists of the Es Baluard collection related to the creation and reflection on the landscape will be taken as references to understand the term in all its amplitude and from a contemporary perspective.

The workshop is intended for adults interested in the landscape and the world of contemporary art and is articulated in several interlinked parts.

Saturday, March 3  Presentation

  • Relations between art, nature and landscape
  • Routes and enclaves from the works of the collection d’Es Baluard
  • The territory and its interpretation from the landscape

Saturday, March 10   A contemporary vision of the landscape: from the “entropic landscape” to the “residual landscape”

  • Selection of several works by representative artists
  • Description of Olimpia Velasco’s work and its relationship with the landscape
  • Explanation of the participatory action to be carried out in the Bellver forest

Saturday, March 17    Action – joint performance

  • Discovering the natural territory
  • The intimate enclave
  • Participation in: La partida “Acción de peso”. Place: Bellver Forest

The registration fee is 25 euros (10% discount for Amics d’Es Baluard) and places are limited.


Olimpia Velasco has a degree in Fine Arts from the UCM of Madrid. Doctorate courses at T.E.I. Athinon, Athens (Socrates Scholarship) and at the UCM. Diploma in Graphic Design from the Spanish Center of New Professions of Madrid.

She has received Residence Scholarships in France, Italy and Greece; in addition to several grants from the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the IEB to carry out national and international projects.

She has participated nationally and internationally in individual exhibitions (“Friluftsliv”, Palacete del Embarcadero de Santander, Maior Palma / Pollença Gallery, “The Nomadic Tenant”, Gerhardt Braun Gallery, “Be Exposed.” Casal Solleric, FMM, Palma de Mallorca etc … ), collective, awards (Swab Art Fair 2013, Dijous Bo 2016, Betart 2016), fairs (Art Beijing, ArtFair Cologne, Artlisboa, Madrid Print, Just Madrid, Kiaf Art fair Seoul, Swab Art fair Barcelona) and interventions in public spaces (mural made at the Düsseldorf Airport (Floating in the air), several murals made in the city of Palma / Calviá (El muro, Plan of flight and Lemon) and installation “Before the flight” in the city of Paris).

Her works are present in public and private collections such as the DKV collection, the Diezy7 drawing collection (Swab Barcelona), the Düsseldorf airport, the Palma City Council, the Inca City Council, the Spanish School in Paris, the Jesús Bárcenas Foundation or the Museum of Contemporary Art of Melilla.

Sustainable Landscapes is an initiative in development since 2014, focused on building new spaces for reflection and action linked to current society and practices of sustainable awareness between culture and the environment. In past editions, various actions were organized ranging from formations and public actions on landscaping, permaculture, environmental education, sustainability or ecofeminism through performances, activist art projects, installations, workshops, conferences and special cycles. With the hashtag #Paisatges we turn, also, in the different vectors and readings of the landscapes in the works of the museum’s collection through mediations and dissemination actions.

Landscape Olimpia Velasco performance Sustanaible Landscapes
3rd March 2018 → 17th March 2018