Pablo Santa Olalla

Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and Master degree in Advanced Studies in Art History, both studies at the University of Barcelona As a researcher, is currently developing a PhD thesis about the networks between Latin American and Spanish art conceptualisms within the framework of the Research Group Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI) and the Research Project Decentralized Modernities: art, politics and counterculture in the transatlantic axis during the Cold War [MoDe(s)].

His interests lie in art conceptualisms, the transition from modernity to postmodernity –and beyond–, sociology of the arts, network and systems theory, post and decolonial studies, visual culture and the nexus between art practice and its context. He is also interested in curating and archiving art. He collaborates with the Associació Arxiu Muntadas. Centre d’Estudis i Recerca (ARXIU/AM) for over four years. He has been part of the coordination team of On Mediation. Seminar on curatorial theory and practice (OM), and he has recently curated “Muntadas/Silveira. Diálogos. World, Art, Life” at Fundação Vera Chaves Barcellos and Bolsa de Arte, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

His writings have recently been published in The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History, edited by Kathryn Brown – with the text “Noise Management in the Archival Ecosystem”, written with the artist and researcher Anna Dot -; as well as in the magazines Artnodes, of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Boletín de Arte de la Universidad de La Plata, and Vistas: Critical Approaches to Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art, published by the Institute for Studies on Latin America Art (ISLAA).

Publications

“Not Only Mail Art: From “Inobjetal” Experiences to Performance. Clemente Padín, Performativity and Activism, 1971-1977”, Vistas: Critical Approaches to Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art, nº 3 Beyond the Symbolic: Art and Social Commitment in the Americas, 2020, 25-40.

Dot, Anna; Santa Olalla, Pablo, “Noise Management in the Archival Ecosystem: Debating Principles for Classification” en Brown, Kathryn (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History, Nueva York y Londres, Routledge, 2020, 178-188.

“Clemente Padín: no solo arte correo. De las experiencias inobjetales a la performance”, Boletín de Arte, nº 17, 2017, 28-35.

“Muntadas. Una metodología de investigación artística en movimiento”, Artnodes, nº 20, 2017, 100-109.

Significant Publications