Miquel Barceló studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Palma de Mallorca and the Fine Arts Academy in Barcelona. Barceló achieved international acclaim in 1982 for his participation at Documenta VII in Kassel. In 2004, Barceló's watercolours illustrating Dante's Divine Comedy were shown at the Museé du Louvre in Paris, making him the youngest artist ever exhibited at the museum. Barceló represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2009. He has exhibited at prestigious institutions such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; and the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.