Niño de Elche
Francisco Contreras (Elche, 1985) Niño de Elche is an undisciplined and ex-flamenco artist who has been able to combine in his different artistic proposals genres such as flamenco, free improvisation, krautrock or electronic, electroacoustic or contemporary music together with poetry, performance, dance or theater. Among his recordings are "Sí, a Miguel Hernández", "Voces del Extremo", "Antología del Cante Flamenco Heterodoxo", "Colombiana", "Fuerza nueva" with Los Planetas or the recent "La distancia entre el barro y la electrónica, siete diferencias valderomarianas". He has published three books entitled "No comparto los postres", "Morbo legitimo" and "In memoriam. Posesiones de un exflamenco". He was one of the Spanish artists invited to Documenta 14 under the proposal "La farsa monea" together with the artists Pedro G. Romero and Israel Galván. He stars in the film "Niños somos todos" (We are all children) by director Sergi Cameron, which won awards at several European documentary film festivals. He has made for the Collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía "Auto Sacramental Invisible, a sonorous representation from Val del Omar", exhibited since October 2020.