Ignasi Aballí was born in 1958 in Barcelona, Spain, and studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona (1981). His painting comments on the crisis of representation in art by exploring conceptual elements in which the idea takes on greater importance than the image. Aballí’s work is a reflection on the limits of art and its relationship to everyday life. He has had solo exhibitions at the Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Gallery / Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna (2009); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2005); Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, Santander, Spain (2004); and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2002). He has also participated in international biennales such as the Sharjah Biennale (2007), Venice Biennale (2007), and Sydney Biennale (1998).