WHAT IS ATELIER CAFE?
A telier Cafe BCN is a physical and online space for introducing alternative voices to art audiences in Barcelona and around the world. Atelier artists re-examine the role of artistic identity in art by weaving their stories into their work, living simultaneously inside and outside of their art. Atelier Cafe BCN promotes artists whose works explore contemporary issues, materials and technology, and retain a personal fingerprint through the execution of their craft.
Atelier Cafe BCN enables novel relationships with the public in the setting of a local cafe. With a physical location in central Barcelona, Atelier Cafe BCN is an artist studio and gallery, as well as a space for performances, life drawing classes and multi-sensory gastronomic experiences.
Harry Hancock met Jimmy Cortés in New York in 2008, when he was teaching Latin at Village Community School in the West Village, and Jimmy was in his eleventh year doing wigs and make-up on Broadway (“Phantom”, Lion King, Wicked). Soon afterwards, Jimmy joined the Metropolitan Opera make-up team, staying for eight years. Then in 2016, after a combined 31 years in New York, they moved to Barcelona to set up Atelier Cafe BCN.