and playful investigation

form the core

of all art making.

Artistic discourse

and constructive criticism

walk hand in hand.


dialogue and debate

within the creative process.

Flexible and independent Art School in Barcelona

Metàfora’s contemporary art activities consist of a full time studio-arts program, the International Workshop.
The International Workshop is a 4 year multidisciplinary studio arts program for students from starter’s level to advanced art practice. Students can choose to take the entire training or embark on short term stays from one year down to 6-7 weeks.

Our students form part of a small and intimate community where the idea of freedom and space to explore freely within the creative practice is central at all times.

Metàfora is housed in an old factory complex of more than 1.000 m2, where all students have their own studio space. The course offers total immersion in art and culture in Barcelona though studio-visits and taking part in gallery exhibitions.

Classes are in English with 25+ nationalities in each group.

Artists and art students
from different countries
give Metàfora its distinctive
international atmosphere.

short term stays

18th of April to
26th of May 2017

The Mirror and the Gaze

Foundation Program:

The idea behind the Theme-based Project “The Mirror and the Gaze (Reflection/ Action)” is to make students think about their own identity and the way we perceive each other, the way we are in the world today.

The end-of-theme presentations are scheduled for the end of May, just before the last push towards the final open-studio exhibition of the academic year.

Public, Audience and Participant:
Who are we talking too and how

Training Program:

Art is a conversation, and like in all conversations both participants are necessary. What is the nature of the exchange we establish with the viewer through our work?

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