About the Exhibition

Miguel Brieva (Seville, 1974) is a Spanish cartoonist who has cultivated multiple genres combining text and image: comics, graphic humor, illustration, animation, visual poetry, and sketches. Initially, he self-published his work but now works with Random House Mondadori. Brieva has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers in Spain and Latin America, including El Pais, La Vanguardia, Rolling Stone, Piaui, Ajoblanco, and Diagonal.

Although Brieva’s work addresses a wide variety of themes, unifying concerns include the contradictions of industrial society, the ways the mass media shapes people’s imaginings, and the frightening social and environmental consequences of the capitalist system.

Brieva is not only a visual artist, but also a musician; his band Las Buenas Noches has released three records so far.

The Brieva exhibition was organized by the artist, with the curatorial assistance of Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Laurel Bradley, Dann Hulbert, and Anthony Harb ’15. All exhibition material was translated by Anthony Harb.  

Welcome to the World, is related to a workshop organized for the "Contemporary Fiction and the Market” (SPAN 328) course. The workshop, facilitated by Brieva, focuses on creativity and the power of imagination. During the artist’s visit, he will collaborate with students to create an original work.