FoodCultura is a non-profit foundation created by the artist Antoni Miralda and the chef Montse Guillén located in the Poblenou neighborhood of Barcelona. FoodCultura works as an archive as well as a platform for creation in which food culture, anthropology and contemporary art are interwoven. It has an ethnographic archive of thousands of objects and graphic material linked to food, coming mostly from popular culture in different parts of the world, and an extensive library which focuses on FoodCultura as a concept and includes categories such as Art, Design, Anthropology, History, Cookbooks, etc. FoodCultura Archive, based in Barcelona, focuses its current activity on a collective, multidisciplinary, multicultural, and festive research of objects from different countries with diverse uses and origins linked to food and popular culture.
Miralda is one of Catalonia’s pioneering conceptual artists. Born in Terrassa in 1942, he moved to New York City in 1971, and since then he has lived and worked in the United States and Europe creating public art and installations. In 1979 he was a fellow of the Center for advanced Visual Studies at MIT, and began to create a series of art videos and other documentary works. His projects have engaged international art audiences in Documenta VI, at the XVII São Paulo Bienal, at his retrospective exhibition organized by the Caixa de Barcelona and Valencia’s IVAM, and at the Venice Biennale in 1990. His street events in New York City, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Aspen. Major publications on Miralda's work include Pierre Restany's Une Vie d'Artiste, the monograph Mona a Barcelona of his exhibition at the Joan Prats Gallery, the catalog of his retrospective at Barcelona's Fundacion 'La Caixa' and Valencia's IVAM, “MIRALDA Obras 1965-1995”, as well as the catalog of his installation at the Spanish Pavilion in Venice, the catalog of Santa Comida at El Museo del Barrio and the catalog of his retrospective of drawings, ME NUS at the Palau de la Virreina in Barcelona and Sa Nostra at Palma de Mallorca. Antoni Miralda with the Catalan artist Antoni Muntadas held a collective exhibition at the PalmaDotze Gallery in Santa Margarida los Monjos (Penedés Valley) to celebrate its 30th Anniversary.