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Jordi Balló

Lecturer in audiovisual communication at the Pompeu Fabra University. Head of Exhibitions at the CCCB, from 1999 until 2011

Jordi Balló is the author of several books, including La llavor immortal (The Immortal Seed, Empúries, Anagrama, 1995), Imatges del silenci (Images of Silence, Anagrama, 2000) and Jo ja he estat aquí (I’ve Already Been Here, Anagrama, 2005 – winner of the 2006 Serra d’Or Critics Prize), El món, un escenari. Shakespeare, el guionista invisible (The World’s a Stage: Shakespeare, the Invisible Scriptwriter, Anagrama, 2015)—all three titles co-authored with Xavier Pérez—and La imatge incessant (The Incessant Image, Anagrama, 2024)—co-authored with Mercè Oliva—. He is director of the master’s degree course in Creative Documentary at the Pompeu Fabra University where he has been worked with films like Mones com la Becky (Apes Like Becky), De nens (About Children), and Veinte años no es nada (Twenty Years Is Nothing), all three directed by Joaquim Jordà; En construcción (In Construction) by José Luis Guerin; Cravan vs Cravan by Isaki Lacuesta; El cielo gira (The Sky Turns) by Mercedes Alvarez, and La plaga (The Plague) by Neus Ballús . He received the 2005 National Culture Prize (Film Category) awarded by the Generalitat (Government) of 2011 Catalonia and the City of Barcelona Award for his work as the curator of the Exhibition Todas las cartas (The Complete Letters).

Update: 12 April 2024



Has participated in

Jordi Balló, Mercè Oliva, Joan Burdeus, and Mònica Planas

Images that tell the world

The Apple Day: Iranian cinema in exile

Mahmoud Ghaffari, Mahnaz Jarchi, Jordi Balló and Zahida Membrado

Power on Stage

Visual Motifs in the Public Sphere

The wind will take me away

Remembering Abbas Kiarostami

My name is Universe

Eugènia Balcells, Jordi Balló, Toni Pou, Maria Muñoz and Eulàlia Bosch

Prison and Political Freedoms

Screening of «El sopar (1974-2018)» by Pere Portabella and discussion of the figure of the political prisoner

The combat machine: Kubrick at war

I've Seen That Movie Too. Strategies to survive the cinematic world

Aula Xcèntric 2016

Laboratories of fiction

Literature, art and philosophy in images

Thinking Differently

Pasolini and the Critique of Mainstream Culture

Aula Xcèntric'10


The Recovery of the City

Under the influence

Barcelona – Krakow

Changing Visions – Visions of Change

(In)visibles cities

Spaces of risk, spaces of citizenship

New African Cities

Between construction and destruction. What Role for Contemporary Artistic Creation?

Pasolini Roma

The Complete Letters

Filmed Correspondence

Hammershøi and Dreyer

Erice - Kiarostami. Correspondences

The City of the Film-makers

Leading lights Orson Welles

Seen by Frederic Amat and Jordi Balló

TV world. Television culture

The Century of Cinema