“From our office window we can hear the singing of the Quaker parrots, a species from Argentina that has adapted very well to the Mediterranean climate and that has lived together with other local birds for more than a decade. It is a colourful element that contrasts with the local fauna of pigeons, doves, and sparrows. Like the Argentinian parrot, we must adapt to certain conditions through other economies and other ways of doing, linked to generosity and to establishing close relationships with artists, audiences and creating critical discourse.”
The Green Parrot is a small-scale organisation dedicated to producing and exhibiting contemporary art practices alongside artists. Since its opening in 2014, it has established itself as a reference for non-profits with a series of exhibitions, publications, and activities with local and international practitioners. The project has also been in residency at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies from 2017-2019 producing a series of programmes and events in collaboration with other institutions and the City Council. Our aim is to create a space for dialogue and exhibitions in the city of Barcelona by working closely to artists and thinkers.