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Carles Guerra


Carles Guerra
Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona - MACBA
Chief Curator at MACBA

Carles Guerra is Chief Curator at MACBA since 2011. Some of the exhibitions he has curated include Military Series. Alexander Sokurov, Porfolio Office Baroque. Gordon Matta-Clark, FilmingBeaubourg. Roberto Rossellini and Phantome Home, AhlamShibli.

He has been director of La Virreina Centre de la Imatge from 2009 through 2011. During that period he organized other projects, such as Antiphojournalism, Bruno Serralongueand 1979. A Monumentto Radical Instants.

Highlights of his professional career include relevant exhibitions, such as Art &Language in Practice, Dis-exhibit. Perejaume, After the News. Postmedia Documentary Practices, Situation Cinema. Joaquim Jordà, B: Zone and Thisisnotanexhibition.

He is member of the editorial board of Cultura/s, a culture magazine published by the newspaper La Vanguardia, since 2001; he is author of numerous essays "N for Negri" (2000), "Allan Sekula speaks with Carles Guerra" (2005) and “Negatives of Europe. Video Essays and Collective Pedagogies” (2008).

Besides his professional career as an art critic and curator, he has also worked extensively on the cultural policies under postfordist conditions.

Guerra obtained a PhD degree by the Universitat de Barcelona in 2006 and, since then, he has been associate professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. As visiting professor, he has taught at other institutions throughout Europe and the USA. In 2011 he was awarded with the Ciutat de Barcelona Prize for his contribution in the field of visual arts.