Zona Franca Projects was founded as an artist—run initiative dedicated to exhibiting contemporary international art and artists, allowing their work to be accessible to the curious in this industrial Barcelona neighborhood of Zona Franca, and to those abroad via our online presence.
Zona Franca Projects presents exhibitions that amplify the international artistic voices connected to this diverse city of Barcelona. Our collaborations with other organizations are our attempt to work in a stronger tandem to broadcast meaningful projects that strengthen these voices and educate young people about art and possibilities.
Zona Franca Projects does not represent any artists, our collaborations with artists across genres is a growing aggregate.
Wilfried Prager was born in Paris in 1964 from a French mother and an Austrian father. He majored in politics and studied photography for three years at the Parson’s school of Design. Autodidact in painting, he has lived and worked in Paris, Prague, and is currently established in Barcelona since 2003. Prager has exhibited extensively since his debut in 1986. His paintings are present in multiple private and public collections in Europe and in the United States. Prager also directed two fiction films.
Malinsky intends to translate her experience and interests in the varied arts to Zona Franca Projects and its community through meaningful curation of exhibitions and youth education. Originally from the woods between New Hampshire’s seaside and mountains, it was her parental tie to NYC and having lived there 15 years that made her a classic fast-paced New Yorker, which honestly she hasn’t shaken despite the decade of her living in Spain. Her love for nature remains from her childhood and is represented in her own visual art. Malinsky has both her bachelor´s and master´s degrees in visual arts (painting and sculpture) from New York University; her master´s is also in photography co-titled from the International Center of Photography (ICP). Despite dedicating her life to making art, Malinsky has also been employed in other creative fields such as education, television and film production, music law, and created her own podcast, NYC Arts Radio.