With her innate elegance and captivating presence, Cio is a joy to be around. Always smiley and willing to help, we love collaborating with her.
She is a multidisciplinary artist from Barcelona and we were able to meet with her this December in one of our favorite spots in the city, the Parc de la Ciutadella, where we took these photos.
I know you are a multidisciplinary artist, how have you kept yourself busy this year?
At the beginning of the stay-at-home order: Tidying up, recycling, painting, reading, and watching movies. Further along in the year I was working, seeing friends outdoors, going for walks, hiking, later I broke my knee and I had to stay home again with less mobility. All highs and lows.
Can you share something positive that 2020 has brought to you?
Yes, valuing what we have, how fortunate we are and learning not to take anything for granted.
Do you think 2020 has changed the way you see life?
It taught me not to get ahead of myself, serenity, learning how to share and the importance of a positive attitude no matter the circumstances.
What book would you recommend to us?
Among many others: Love in the time of cholera from Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Martian Chronicles from Ray Bradbury, The Devil by Leo Tolstoi, The Stranger by Albert Camus, The Balad of the sad coffee by Carson McCullers.
I just discovered Russian Director Aleksei Balabanov and found some of his movies really interesting. Also, Bay of Angels by Jacques Demy, Scarlet Street by Fritz Lang and Dolls by Kateshi Kitaro.
Any piece of clothing you have had for more than 20 years?
I have a many that have lasted that long and more. I gift the more beautiful ones to my daughters.
If you could give a piece of advice to yourself when you were younger, what would it be?
Never stop learning.
What are some of your favorite things to do in Barcelona?
Honestly, right now I would love meeting with some friends, enjoying work and hopefully as soon as possible organizing an exhibition.