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SPRING 2018 GUEST CURATOR: PAU WAELDER

This April the guest curator in the Artists’ Association MUU (Helsinki, Finland) will be Pau Waelder. His visit to Finland is realised with the support of Acción Cultural Español (AC/E), and in collaboration with the Finnish Museum of Photography.

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image: Pau Waelder, 2018.

 

Pau Waelder will participate in MUU’s exhibition jury’s work, and together with other jury members he will be choosing exhibitions for MUU Gallery’s and MUU Kaapeli’s exhibition program for Autumn 2019.
(Read more about MUU applications HERE)

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 Pau Waelder will have a presentation at the Finnish Museum of Photography titled “Contemporary art and new media in Spain: post-crisis, post-photography, post-Internet” that will be followed by a screening of selected videos by contemporary Spanish artists whose work relates to digital technologies.

He will also have several meetings with Finnish artists and art professionals. Part of the visit is to plan a presentation of Spanish contemporary at next year’s Art Fair Suomi 2019 festival in Helsinki.
Art Fair Suomi (Art Fair Finland) – contemporary art festival, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland, 23-26 May 2019. www.artfairsuomi.fi

Pau Waelder is an art critic, curator and researcher. PhD in Information and Knowledge Society, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and Bachelor in Art History from the University of Barcelona.

He has given lectures about his research and his work as curator in numerous symposia and conferences, including the new media festivals FILE (São Paulo), Futur en Seine (Paris), Mediaterra International Art and Technology Festival (Athens), Media Art Futures (Murcia) and Art Futura (Bilbao), as well as contemporary art museums and art centers such as CCCB (Barcelona), MUSAC (León) and Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona), and the following universities: Universidade Federal Juiz de Fora (Brazil), KunstUniversität Linz (Austria), Universidade Católica de Porto (Portugal), University of Arts (Helsinki) and the Spanish universities Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (Huesca), Universidad San Jorge (Zaragoza), Universitat de les Illes Balears, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Universitat Politècnica de València, and Universidad de Murcia.

His recent projects include the exhibitions Real Time. Art en temps real (Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona; Centre Art Lo Pati, Amposta), Remote Signals (Iberofest Festival, Tallinn), Tabula Rasa (MUU Galleria and MUU Kaapeli, Helsinki), Extimacy. Art, intimacy and technology (Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), and Colmena (Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation).

He has published articles and essays in several publications, among which the contemporary art magazines ETC Magazine (Canada), art.es (Spain), ArtPress (France) and Estonian Art (Estonia), as well as the peer-reviewed journals Leonardo (US), M/C Journal (Australia) and Artnodes (Spain), among others. He has also worked as writer and content manager at the website VIDA Art and Artificial Life from Fundación Telefónica. He is currently the editor of the Media Art section at art.es magazine, editor and writer at the blogs Art Matters and Design Matters from the UOC. He also regularly writes texts for books on contemporary art and digital culture.

www.pauwaelder.com

Pau Waelder’s visit to Finland is realised with the support of Acción Cultural Español (AC/E), through the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the framework of the Mobility grants.

 

Info: +358 (0)9 625 972, muugalleria(a)muu.fi