Nicole Vindel (1992) is a Barcelona-based transdisciplinary artist and designer generating new narratives of food.

 

Born in Guatemala, grown in Girona, and with mixed roots, she has been living between Israel and Spain. Her strong connection with cultures brought her to intertwine diverse fields as interaction, identities, ecologies, and everything in between.

 

Nicole has been described by Vogue Spain as a Food Artist combining intellectual and formal beauty to generate cognitive conflict with her artworks. Since researching advanced materials and applying them in high cuisine with El Celler de Can Roca she has been exploring gastronomy aiming to reconnect with food through symbolism, senses, and cultural diversity.

 

Next to this, she is the founder of Random Happiness, an art collective using happiness as a revolutionary tool, and Food Design Nation, a digital platform to collectively design better futures of food. From there she works actively in co-creation projects, teaches at universities such as Elisava, IED, or LCI; and has worked with FoodCultura Foundation, Open Restaurants Jerusalem, and El Tercer Paraíso, among others.

 

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TALKS / PUBLICATIONS

2022. Private guest talk online at The Cocktail Agency - London, UK

2022. New Worldler Episode #34. Podcast by Nicholas Gill - New York, US  Listen  🔈

2022.  Portraits workshop at LCI Coolhunting Master - Barcelona, ES

2022. Future of food talk at Soho House - Barcelona, ES

2022. La comida como arte revolucionario x Coolt - Barcelona, ES Read ✍🏽

2022. ‘Privilege of Fake Abundance’ Masterclass at Imagin Café - Barcelona, ES

2022. ‘Food Design, un país sin fronteras’Room Diseño - Madrid, ES  Read ✍🏽

2022. ‘Alumni Expert talk’ Elisava Final Thesis inspiration - Barcelona, ES

2022. ‘Food Design Nation’ Closing talk at Bilbao Design Week - Bilbao, ES

2021. ‘Augmented gastronomy’ Moderator at Foodture - Barcelona, ES

2021. ‘Building a Nation Without Borders’ at IAM Weekend - Online

2021. ‘Privilege dialogue’ with Ane Guerra at the BDW 21 -  Barcelona, ES

2021. ‘Women in food’ Makeat professionals at McCann - Barcelona, ES

2021. 'Money rules the world, food shapes it'. FUTURE FOOD Trend 2nd Seminar - Online, Beijing.

2021. 'Enabling collaboration through. innovation' Food Talk #28 at ESTHE  - Online,  Watch 👀

2021. 'El arte de hablar con la comida'  talk at DIICA Design Week - Online world

2021. “Hambre de cambio”, interview for Vogue Spain - Printed Issue Read ✍🏽

2021. 'Building a community to design better futures of food' Edible Worlds Podcast Ep.2 - Spotify, Listen  🔈

2021. 'The art of talking through food'  Food Design Thinking webinar by Francesca  Zampollo - Online,  Watch 👀

2021. 'Happiness as a revolutionary tool'  Salzburg & Istanbul Universities - Online world

2020. “Alimentación, diseño y conciencia” interview for Metal Magazine - Digital Read ✍🏽

2020. 'Foodism' panel Guest speaker in the second edition of Foodture - Online

2020. ‘Las nuevas normas del juego' talk,#8SCD by AEDI - Sevilla, ES

2019. WePlay talk, Festival of Digital Art, MOB - Barcelona, ES

2019. Jury of Augmented Senses MA at the IaaC - Barcelona, ES

2018. ‘Make it emotional’ Elisava Research for Airbus Europe - Barcelona, ES

2018. ProFiuers talk at FIUBCN Tour, Elisava - Barcelona, ES

2018. IAM Pop-up Women’s day talk - Barcelona, ES

2017. ‘Selfie ergo sum’ guest talk, La Salle College - Jakarta, IND

2016. ‘User experience for Higher Cuisine’ masterclass at IED School - Barcelona, ES

EXHIBITIONS / AWARDS

2022. ‘Awake’ at Pelai Virtual Gallery collective AR exhibition - Barcelona, ES

2022. Somewhere Called O'Higgins art residency - O'Higgins, CHL

2022. ‘Privilege of Fake Abundance’ solo show at Imagin Café - Barcelona, ES

2021. ‘Juemai: Objects in Dialogue’ Editions 1-5 with FoodCultura  Foundation - Online / Hybrid

2021. Art Residency as Random Happiness at Planta Uno by Transit - Hospitalet, ES

2020. ‘Sci-Fi Spoons' exhibition in the second edition of Foodture - Online  world

2020. 'DIY Decadence' awarded photography by Bompas & Parr - London, UK

2019. ‘Kikar Lehem' cultural diversity photography series with ARK Visual - Tel Aviv, IL

2019. ‘The edible story’ gastronomic experience, Open Restaurants - Jerusalem, IL

2019. ‘Foodture statement spoons’ exhibition at BCD Center - Barcelona, ES

2019. ‘Premios de Innovación Sostenible’ at BCD Center- Barcelona, ES

2019. ‘Higher Resolutions’ exhibition at Tate Exchange - London, UK

2019.  XIII Bienal de Arte de la Habana, Proyecto Farmacia - La Habana, CU

2019. ‘Not Working’ artwork Internet Age Media Weekend - Barcelona, ES

2018. Foro Rebirth IV by El Tercer Paraíso, Gran Teatro de la Habana - La Habana, CU

2018. ‘FAT Food and Tattoo’ gastronomic experience - Barcelona, ES

2018. ‘DC Living Lab’ residency at Supernova Fest - Antwerp, BE

2018. Artnit Campos exhibition at AN Festival - Mallorca, ES

2018. 'Naked Palermo' workshop at Brothers - Buenos Aires, ARG

2018. 'Faraway portraits' Bienal de la Luz, Espacio Cavallero - Buenos Aires, ARG

2018. ‘Food and IoT’ grant program by UPC and La Salle - Viladecans, ES

2018. ‘Mobile Week Gallery’ exhibition at DHUB Museum - Barcelona, ES

2017. ‘MID Talent’ residency by BCD Center - Barcelona, ES

2017. ‘Mobile Week Gallery exhibition at MNAC Museum - Barcelona, ES

2016. ‘Likepad’ artwork at Ús Barcelona - Barcelona, ES

2016. ‘De la Terra a la Lluna’ exhibition at Palau Robert - Barcelona, ES

2016. ‘The Influencers’ Yami-Itchi, CCCB - Barcelona, ES

2016. ‘Believe in your feed’, Unread Messages exhibition at The Aram Gallery - London, UK

2015. ‘Science and Cooking’ masterclass by Joan Roca at Harvard - Massachusetts, US

2015. ‘The Cooking Tour Experience’ talk of Joan Roca at the WEF - Dubai DXB

2014. Jordi Amat Industrial design in wood, Award by CECOT - Barcelona, ES

EDUCATION

2022. ‘Storytelling through visual food narratives’ at Domestika - Online

2019-22. ‘Food Design’ subject at Elisava STAB - Barcelona, ES

2022. ‘Humanizing artifacts’ subject at IED Transdisciplinar - Barcelona, ES

2022.  Portraits workshop at LCI Coolhunting Master - Barcelona, ES

2021. ‘Ecodesign’ subject at ESDI - Barcelona, ES

2021.  Systemic Design Master project's tutoring at Politecnico di Torino  - Torino, IT

2019-21. ‘Humanizing artifacts’ subject at LCI - Barcelona, ES

2019-21. ‘User Interaction’ subject at LCI - Barcelona, ES

2022. ‘Visual communication’ subject at IED Transdisciplinar - Barcelona, ES

2019. ‘Food Design’ subject at Elisava STAB - Barcelona, ES

2020. 'Juemai: Objetos en diálogo' workshop with FoodCultura - Online

2020. ‘Supergallery' workshop, IED - Barcelona, ES

2020. ‘Killing tapas' workshop,#8SCD by AEDI - Sevilla, ES

2020. 'Advanced principles of design' subject in Elisava STAB  - Barcelona, ES

2020. 'Design for interaction' subject, LCI Barcelona - Barcelona, ES

2018. Creative Entrepreneurship workshop III Edition, Tilburg University - Tilburg, NL

2019. ‘Tasting Colors' workshop for Color Hive and Tambur Focus Group - Tel Aviv, IL

2019. ‘Broken Food Rituals’ workshop at HIT - Tel Aviv, IL

2019. Creative Entrepreneurship workshop III Edition, Tilburg University - Tilburg, NL

2019. ‘Food as a material’ workshop at Elisava - Barcelona, ES

2019. ‘The future candies’ workshop with Plat Institute - Barcelona, ES

2018. Creative Entrepreneurship workshop II Edition, Tilburg University - Tilburg, NL

2018. Taller para niños en espacio Rayoactivo, GalerÍa Continua - La Habana, CU

2018. ‘Totems of today’ workshop at Elisava - Barcelona, ES

2018. ‘Donuts of the future’ workshop at IED - Barcelona, ES

2018. ‘Hackers Bazaar’ workshop at CIC - Barcelona, ES

2018. 'Naked Palermo' workshop at Brothers - Buenos Aires, ARG

2018. ‘Naked las Ramblas’ workshop at Elisava - Barcelona, ES

2018. ‘Bench time’ workshop at Brothers - Barcelona, ES

2018. ‘Supergallery’ workshop at Brothers - Barcelona, ES

2017. Creative Entrepreneurship workshop I Edition, Tilburg University - Tilburg, NL

2017. ‘Selfie ergo sum’ talk and workshop, La Salle College - Jakarta, IND

 
 

 Selected Clients

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