Estudio Nómada is an artist run organization consisting of an art school in Barcelona offering various contemporary art programs to international (aspiring) artists and an artist residency in the vineyards outside Barcelona. Managed by visual artist Iris Tonies and linguist/journalist/captain Arnout Krediet the active group of artists takes part in the vivid cultural life of Barcelona. In 2008 Iris and Arnout moved by boat from the Netherlands to Barcelona to establish themselves as artists. Ever since Estudio Nómada developed into a prominent art centre by organizing events and by taking part in established events like LOOP Barcelona, Tallers Oberts and Primavera Sound.
Part of an historic city Palacio in the centre and creative heart of Barcelona, ‘Barrio El Gotico’, is furbished as studio spaces for artists. The group of artists that is established here guides a group of 10 (aspiring) artists. The professional artists function as mentors or tutors and reflect on the work of students from their own perspective and view on art. Students get the opportunity to develop in all freedom in their own workspace and to taste the life of a contemporary artist.
Artist residency Mas Els IgolsIn 2014 Estudio Nómada expanded to a stunning old wine estate in Barcelona’s wine region the Penedes, Mas Els Igols. The estate is now welcome to four professional artists in residence and functions as a retreat for the Barcelona based artists and students to go to on excursions and to work on large projects.