Factum Arte consists of a team of artists, technicians and conservators dedicated to digital mediation. The main focus is on the production of works for contemporary artists and the application of new technologies to the creation of objectively accurate facsimiles that are part of a coherent approach to understand and read the importance of material evidence. The emphasis is on cross-disciplinary communication, innovation and sharing information and ideas.
Factum’s goal is to demonstrate what can happen when technology is developed and applied by creative thinkers and where the line between the digital and the physical no longer exists.
Over 50 people work together in about 10,000 sq meters of studio space on two sites in the East of Madrid, close to the airport. Their skills are diverse; architects, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, software writers, product designers, moulders and casters, welders, conservators, fine and applied artists, printers, machine operators, accountants, photographers, film-makers, 3D scanners, textile specialists, typographers and both digital and physical sculptors. Precision engineering, CNC milling (3 and 7 axis), foundry work in many materials (at every scale and level of detail), water-jet cutting, laser technologies of various kinds, 3D printing, electro-forming and electroplating, wood carving, stone carving and a host of manufacturing techniques are carried out on site or in collaboration with skilled specialist workshops.
Led since 2001 by Adam Lowe, who funded Factum Arte with Manuel Franquelo and Nando Guereta, the workshop was conceived as an interdisciplinary studio where diverse skill sets collide on a daily basis. Artists such as Marina Abramovic, Anish Kapoor, Maya Lin, El Anatsui, Ahmed Mater, Paula Crown, Wang Yuyang, Marc Quinn, Gillian Wearing, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Akram Zataari, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joriege, Rachid Koraïchi, Mariko Mori, Abdulnasser Gharem, Manal AlDowayan, Hrair Sarkissian, Shezad Dawood, Sarah Sze, Subodh Gupta, Michael Hansmeyer, Jenny Holzer and many others have enjoyed and taken advantage of Factum Arte´s craftsmanship and bespoke technology to create new works of art.
Read more: A digital mediation studio, 2022
|Adam Lowe||Juan Carlos Arias||Carmen G. Figueras||Damián López Rojo||Rafa Rachewsky||Carlos Bayod Lucini|
|Blanca Nieto||Dwight Perry||Pedro de Miró Infante||Gabriel Scarpa||Francesco Cigognetti||María Carmen Pascual|
|Michael Ward||Angel Jorquera||José Menéndez||Carlos Alonso||Manuel Franquelo||Aliaa Ismail|
|Aniuska Martín||Jorge Cano||Isabel Fernández||Charlie Westgarth||Jordi García Pons||Otto Lowe|
|Ferdinand Saumarez Smith||Jacinto de Manuel||Voula Paraskevi Natsi||Natalia P. Buesa||Silvia Álvarez||Carlos Sanz Sayalero|
|Iván Allende||Teresa Casado||Oak Taylor-Smith||Irene Gaumé||Eduardo L. Rodríguez||Esperanza González|
|Amanda Blázquez||Miguel Hernando||Nuria Goytre||Nicolas Béliard||Oscar Parasiego||Nathaniel Mann|
|Florencio Martínez||Marina Luchetti||Pedro Salafranca||Osama Dawod||Giulia Fornaciari||Larissa van Moorsel|
|René Servisi||Celestia Antrusther||Carolina Gris||Valentino Tignanelli||Marina Luchetti||Jemima Lowe|
|Nuria Medina||Dylan Dobson||Carlos San Juan||Eduardo García|
|In Memoriam: Piers Wardle|