Pau Faus

filmmaker,visual artist,architect

Barcelona, ES

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Pau is a filmmaker, visual artist & architect, based and born in Barcelona (1974)

During his working years as an architect, he grew interest in contemporary art movements such as Situationism, Land-art or Relational aesthetics that made him rediscover architecture and urbanism beyond the academy. From 2009, he exhibited his art work, developed projects and taught workshops in numerous contemporary art centres, home and abroad. He also became part of the urban exploration collective 'Osservatorio Nomade' and published the books ‘Figueres-Paris: 5 hours 30 minutes' (2011) and 'The Retired Cityʼ (2012) among others.

In 2013, the political and social atmosphere in Spain made him change contemporary art for activism. He joined the main Spanish movement for housing rights and against evictions, the PAH (Platform for People Affected by Mortgages). There, he created 'Comando Video', a collective in charge of the PAH’s video communication and with whom he directed his first medium-length film '¡Sí se puede! Seven days at PAH Barcelonaʼ (2014). Later came 'Ada for Mayorʼ (2016), his multi-awarded feature-length film debut about an activist that ran for mayor of Barcelona. His second documentary is FAUNA (2023), a science fiction fable about the relationship between humans, animals and science in post-pandemic times.




Ada for Mayor