Héctor Rey

Profession: Visual artist and musician.
Category:
  • Art
  • Héctor Rey works in the fields of sculpture and music: both as an improviser, composer and performer of his own pieces and other composers’ work. His visual work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and art spaces along the USA, Finland, Spain and elsewhere (SVA, Galleria Atski, Montehermoso Kulturunea, Windsor Kulturgintza…). He has been awarded with several grants in institutions like Aalto University (Helsinki) and artist residencies in art centers like the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

    He has played in festivals and venues throughout the USA, Spain, Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Finland and elsewhere, including Labor Sonor in Berlin (curated by Andrea Neumann, Christian Kesten and Fernanda Farah) Personal Collective (curated by Seijiro Murayama), Altes Finzanzamt, Quiet Cue, Dzialdov Gallery, Suomesta Galleria, Friv Move Zamek, In Sonora, Musica Ex-Machina, Zarata Fest, IBA concert series, ¡ESCUCHA¡ concert series (curated by Wade Matthews), Školská 28 in Prague (curated by Petr Vrba), Myymälä 2 in Helsinki and many others, working solo and performing regularly with others, holding long-lasting projects with musicians like Miguel A. García, Rishin Singh, Lali Barrière (as one half of Kymyz duo), Tomás Gris (as one half of ALS OB duo), Jorge Núñez (as one half of Grumos Lalai duo), Rolando Hernández (as one half of Los Jijojas duo), and having collaborated with many others like Seijiro Murayama, Ilia Belorukov, Xavier Lopez, Daichi Yoshikawa, Patryk Lichota, Konrad Chyl, Hubert Wińczyk, Lauri Hyvärinen, Alexander Markvart, Oier Iruretagoiena and much more; visual artists like Shu Lea Cheang; experimental dancers like Dominique Starck, Marianela León, Przemyslaw Kamiński, Agnieszka Kryst, Katarzyna Górczynska, Marta Romaszkan, to name just a few. Apart from his main solo project and other collaborative works that are based on improvisation, he has performed both his own compositions and those of experimental composers like Bill Dietz from the U.S.A. or Antoine Beuger from the Wandelweiser collective.

    His works have been published by record labels from countries like Spain, Sweden or Russia (Mantricum, Doministiku, Desetxea, Obs, etc.). Besides that, he is the founder, director and producer of the Nueni Recs. record label, having released the music of musicians like Ilia Belorukov, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Lali Barrière, Miguel A. García or Jean-Philippe Gross.

    Education

    University of the Basque Country

    September 2004 - June 2009 MA in Fine Arts

    Aalto University School of Art and Design

    August 2008 - August 2009 MA in Fine Arts - exchange student

    University of the Basque Country

    September 2010 - July 2011 MA in Art Research

    Oviedo Conservatory of Music - Bilbao Conservatory of Music

    September 1992 - July 2007 Professional degree in music

    Experience

    University of the Basque Country

    May - June 2013 Sculpture MA teacher and instructor