Valentin Torrens

b. 1951, Spain

Valentin Torrens is a Barcelona-based installation and performance artist, theorist and educator. He is also highly active as an arts organizer and programmer. Since 2000, Valentin has organized and programmed the Periferias Festival that takes place each year in Huesca and the Territoris Nomades, Spain, showcasing the work of local and international performance artists. Since the mid-80’s his work has been exhibited throughout Spain and internationally in numerous galleries, group and solo shows, and his work can be seen in dozens of international and Spanish catalogues and publications. Since 1990, Torren’s performance work has been presented in festivals and events in over a dozen countries around the world. Torrens is the editor of How to Teach Performance Art, which gathers together documentation and course material from over 30 educators, theorists and established programs engaged in the research and teaching of performance art genres.


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Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed