Little Beach House Barcelona
The irresistible pull of the beach reflected through art in all its subversive and eternal glory
Little Beach House Barcelona was curated by Global Director of Art for Soho House, Kate Bryan. It is a collection that responds aesthetically to the beach setting and comprises nearly all Barcelona-born or based artists, including Jordi Mitjà, Albert Riera Galceran, Aldo Urbano, Andrea Gómez, Bernat Daviu, Esra Kayira, Francesco Ruiz, Ivan Forcadell, Jan Monclús, Maria Yelletisch, Mercedes Mangrané Moro, Marisa Culatto, Néstor Sanmiguel Diest, Pep Agut, Owen Pidcock, Pere Llobera, Regina Giménez, and Rosanna Casano.
Local artists Gokhan Bagisoglu and Umut Sural were commissioned to make a new series of work, which related to the history of the beach as a beacon space for the LGBTQIA+ community. The artists approached people from the queer community who had retreated to the beach as a place of self-expression during Franco’s Spain and photographed them as older figures in various parts of the city.