Jorge Satorre graduated from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco, Mexico. He lives and works in Paris. He worked as a magazine illustrator for several years but now produces drawings, videos, and performances. For The Barry's Van Tour (2007) Satorre restored an abandoned van, which had belonged to a fisherman, now deceased, on the island of Cork, Ireland, making drawings and videos throughout the process. He ultimately restored the van to its original spot, investigating the monumentality of the object and how his interventions were implicated, or not, in its status.