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Enrique Juncosa

Enrique Juncosa (Palma de Mallorca, 1961) is a writer, exhibition curator and cultural manager. He was director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin from 2003 to 2012, for which he was awarded the Spanish Order of Civil Merit, and was previously deputy director of the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (2000-2003) and the IVAM, Valencia (1998-2000).

He has curated, among others, exhibitions for many international institutions such as the Tate Britain and Whitechapel Art Gallery, both in London; Hamburguer Bahnhof, Berlin; Fundació ”la Caixa”, Madrid and Barcelona; MAXXI, Rome; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes; Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo; SMAK, Gant, and Fundação  Gulbenkian, Lisbon. He was also curator of the Spanish Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennial.

As a writer, he has published seven books of poetry: the first was Amanecer zulú (1986), and the most recent is La destrucción del invierno (2012). Estrella rota will be published in 2018. His poetry has been translated into English and French. He has also published a book of short stories, Los hedonistas (2014), some books of essays, including Miquel Barceló o el sentimiento del tiempo (2003), Las adicciones: Ensayos sobre arte contemporáneo (2006) and, published in English, Writers on Howard Hodgkin (Editor, 2005), chosen as one of the best art books of the year by London’s Financial Times; The Moderns: The Arts in Ireland from the 1900s to the 1970s (Editor, 2010), and The Irish Years, Selected Writings (2013). He is the author of the forthcoming novel, El mundo rutilante.

From 2009 to 2011, he edited the English-language art and literature magazine Boulevard Magenta in Ireland, and is currently co-editor of the journal -normal, published in Madrid.

Update: 27 April 2018



Black Light

Secret traditions in art since the 1950s

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Seeing the Invisible

Lecture by Gary Lachman

Black Light

Secret traditions in art since the 1950s