Alberto Porta -----> Zush -----> Evru
Born Alberto Porta (Barcelona, 1946), the artist adopted the name Zush in 1968 when he decided to break away from the commonplace and create a parallel world called Evrugo Mental State, a state for which he
invented a new currency, flag and alphabet. Zush assumed this identity until 2001, year in which he adopted a new name, Evru.
Evru’s oeuvre attempts to show the global creation of a physical environment and its transformation into an art work.
As well as his obsessive drawings and artist’s books, since the mid-eighties
Evru has been a forerunner in the application of technology to plastic creation and computer art.
In 1975 he obtained a grant to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1982 and 1983 he received the DAAD grant by the German Academic Exchange Service. The LAUS Trophy for the best CDROM of 1999 awarded by the Association of Industrial Design and Fostering Arts and Deign (ADI-FAD) in Barcelona.
Since 1994 he has been running the computer-assisted and net-art workshops web.art / net.art.
His works are present in a number of public and private collections such as those of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Cartier Foundation in Paris, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) in Madrid, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) among others.