Alain Arias-Misson was born just before the beginning of the Second World War. Nomad of art and of life, American novelist and Belgian visual poet he has zigzagged between New York, Brussels, Paris, Venice, Algiers, Madrid and Barcelona since he was 3 years old.

He creates “literal objects”, i.e. the objects of all kinds of materials, based on words from the heart (literally). He is also the inventor of Public Poem, for 45 years he has been creating “writings in the streets”, all over Europe and in U.S.A., saying “this is NOT a performance”, he writes on the street, ludic, dreamlike and political interventions, as if it was a page.

For example, the work, “The poet of a box” essentially handles the situation of a poet in a contemporary society, of his inutile liberty.