The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is pleased to announce that Carles Guerra Rojas has been appointed Director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies by the Board of Trustees of the institution, according to the unanimous resolution of the Committee of Experts who evaluated the different applications submitted to the International Open Competition. The Committee of Experts was formed by Xavier Antich, Manuel Borja-Villel, Josep Maria Carreté Nadal, Catherine David, Llucià Homs, Pere Portabella and Toni Tàpies Barba.
Carles Guerra Rojas
Carles Guerra (Amposta, 1965) has a PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and a Master in Media Studies from The New School for Social Research, New York. His professional career has developed in the fields of exhibition curation, art criticism, visual production, teaching and academic research. In 2004 he was appointed Director of the Primavera Fotogràfica de Catalunya. He was Director of the Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, from 2009 to 2011, and Chief Curator at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) from 2011 to 2013.
His work and research investigate the dialogical aspects of artistic practice and the cultural policies of Post-Fordism. He is professor of Social Structures and Cultural Trends at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and has been a member of the Greenroom Project dedicated to the analysis of contemporary documentary practices at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York. He has been visiting lecturer at numerous universities and institutions.
Among the exhibitions he has curated are Art & Language Uncompleted. The Philippe Méaille Collection (2014), Nitrate. Xavier Ribas (2014), 1979. A Monument to Radical Moments (2011), Antiphotojournalism (2010), This is not an Exhibition (2008), Zone B: On the Margins of Europe (2007), Situationist Cinema. Joaquim Jordà (2006), After the News. Post-media documentaries (2003) and Perejaume. Dis-Exhibit (1999). He is the author of the video-essay N for Negri (2000), as well as numerous texts, essays and publications.
He has been part of the advisory board of the Cultura/s supplement published by La Vanguardia and a member of the editorial board of Desacuerdos published by UNIA, MACBA and MNCARS. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Institut de Cultura de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona (ICUB) and in 2011 was awarded the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona in the category of visual arts (for the exhibition Antiphotojournalism).
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