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MACBA - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

  • Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
  • Spain

Through its collections, exhibitions and activities program, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona aims to construct a critical memory of Art of the latter half of the 20th Century, focusing on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish production, but also including foreign art. The institution is managed by MACBA Consortium, a public entity that works through the combination of private and public initiative: MACBA Foundation cooperates with the Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council and the Spanish Ministry of Culture, in order to enhance a permanent collection which represents the principal tendencies and the different ambiences of contemporary artistic creation.
MACBA achieved an international prestige through a continuous research work and through an energetic contribution in the expansion of international museum networks at different levels, by developing stable relations with other institutions that are flourishing in joint collaborative spaces, and by co-producing exhibitions, touring exhibitions and lending work.
As a museum and a study center, MACBA developed a leading role in the production of knowledge by enhancing its own style in the presentation of contemporary art, by offering a high-quality, original exhibition program, which has had an outstanding impact, by producing and co-producing influential publications and significant conceptual contributions, by providing educational services, as conferences, courses and seminars. Documentation, research and training form a fundamental part of MACBA’s own identity. In this sense, the Independent Studies Program and the Study and Documentation Center allow MACBA to exhibit projects of significant potential which harbor many possibilities for future work.



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  • Bartomeu Marí

    . He is the director of MACBA since 2008. He has worked as director of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, and as curator at IVAM-Julio González Centre in Valencia and at Fondation pour l’Architecture in Brussels.

  • Maite Muñoz

    . She is Archivist at MACBA Study Center. Since 2004, she has combined her professional activity as a graphic designer with a deep interest and involvement with contemporary art.

  • Carles Guerra

    . He is Chief Curator of MACBA since 2011. He has worked as art critic, curator and associate professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra; he has also been involved into cultural policies development.

  • Marta Vega

    . She is Head of Library of the MACBA Study Center, where she specialized in management, cataloguing, accessibility and dissemination of the documental heritage related to the contemporary artistic practices.