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Juan Insua

Head of projects at the CCCB Lab until 2021, exhibition curator and promoter of research and innovation in the field of culture.

Juan Insua is the former Director of the CCCB Lab, where he led different projects, and has been involved with the CCCB since 1993. He conceived and curated the exhibitions “Cities and Writers”: “James Joyce’s Dublin” (1995, FAD Prize in the “Ephemeral Spaces” category), “The Lisbons of Pessoa” (1997, Laus’ 98 Prize for the best three-dimensional communication), “The City of K. Franz Kafka and Prague” (1999) and “Borges and Buenos Aires” (2002, City of Barcelona Prize, 2003). He also created and directed the season of installations “Leading Lights of the 20th century”. Since 2002 he has been the Director of the Kosmopolis international literature fest. In 2005 he was appointed Head of the CCCB’s Cultural Activities Department, a period in which he created projects for reflection and debate on current issues that experimented with different formats: BCNmp7, NOW. Encounters in the Present Continuous, I+C+i. Research and innovation in the cultural sphere, and NANO. the CCCB’s programme for families. In 2008 he received the FAD Medal, awarded each year by Foment de les Arts i del Disseny (FAD) to people or institutions that have made contributions to the social and cultural life of the country. His most recent exhibition was “Mars. The Red Mirror” (2021), which will soon be opened at the Singapore Museum of Art and Science. He is currently working on a project about the power of wonder.

Update: 8 May 2023


Juan Insua


Has participated in

«Mars.The Red Mirror» and «Bioscope» for teachers

Presentation of the exhibition and the animation and artificial intelligence workshop

Internet and Culture

Awards ceremony for the 3rd Cultural Innovation International Prize

Climate, culture, change

Activity programme and prize award presentation ceremony of the 2nd Cultural Innovation International Prize 2016-2017

Are you public?

Programme of activities and award ceremony of the Cultural Innovation International Prize 2014-2015

Internet Universe #1. Introduction

I+C+i #6. Digital Humanities

I+C+i. Synthesis

With Juan Insua

7th session I+C+i. Synthesis


The Red Mirror

Bolaño Archive. 1977- 2003

Kosmotica II

Staying Alive

Michel Houellebecq - Masbedo

Lector Mundi

Ten Thousand Ways to Read

Julio Cortázar

Travels, images and other territories


Hypertext brought into play

The world of Gao

A visit to the plural work of Gao Xingjian

Cosmopolis. Borges and Buenos Aires

The city of K. Kafka and Prague

The Lisbons of Pessoa

James Joyce’s Dublin