Ferran Barenblit

Director of the Centre d'Art Santa Ṃnica, in Barcelona

(Buenos Aires, 1968) Presentposition: Director, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica. Responsible for the new project, started in 2003. The new project at CASM includes the complete re-consideration of the organization, including: a new institutional regulation and relationship with its governing bodies; an intense building renovation; new staff, financial and communication strategy; an innovative and powerful curatorial approach.
CASM is an art center that focuses in thinking about art and its place in contemporary culture and society. The center is defined by its projects and research. It is a platform of intense activity that involves a great number of artists, writers, critics and curators. It organizes solo shows, mostly new projects by national and international artists, plus an intense program of non-exhibition proposals.
CASM pretends to act as a point of contact of the local and international scenes, lead by knowledge and criteria.
Projects presented at CASM include: Oscar Abril Ascaso; Martí Anson; Pep Duran; Maria Eichhorn; Christian Jankowski; Ester Partegàs; MP & MP Rosado; Fernando Sánchez Castillo; Nedko Solakov.Other exhibitions curated are Standards of Reality (Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, 2005); Irony (Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona / KMK, San Sebastián, 2001-2002); Who’s taking the surplus value? (Co-curated with David G. Torres and Montse Romaní. La Capella, Barcelona, 2000); Circulos invisibles / Anatomías del alma (12 exhibitions in two seasons, Espacio 13. Fundación Joan Miró, 1996-1998)He has lectured at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; Royal College of Art, London; Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; CIMAM International Meeting, Barcelona; Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona; Universidad Juan Carlos I, Madrid; Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Artium, Vitoria; Marco, Vigo; Macba, Barcelona; Townhouse, Cairo; Association of Japanese Art Critics, Tokyo, Japan.Other: Free-lance curator (1996-2002); Assistant Curator, The New Museum, New York (1994-1996)Member of ADACE (Spanish association of Museum Directors, Board member presently), IKT, AICA.

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