Vicenç Altaió

Vicenç Altaió (Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, 1954) is a poet, essayist, translator, literary critic, columnist and a trafficker of ideas. He founded and directed KRTU and he is currently director of the Arts Santa Mònica. Always on the lookout for new aesthetic oscillations in the arts, in literature and in critical and scientific thinking, he has slowly constructed a very personal body of work. At the same time, he has launched many multidisciplinary projects, the highlights being the journals Tarotdequinze, Èczema, Àrtics and Cave Canis. Among his most accomplished work is his poetry,  collected in Massa fosca (2004) and the subsequent Santa Follia de Ser Càntic (2005). He has also published the series Tràfic d’idees —an intellectual autobiography that is filled with his writings on contemporary artists and defends renovation as the moral standard of art—, which is formed by the books L’escriptura sense llançadora (1997), La Desconeguda (1997), La dificultat (1999), Desglossari d’un avantguardista (2000), Els germans (2002), El cervell i les venes (2005), La consola de Cadaqués (2007) and, finally, Un sereno en el cementiri de l’art (2011).