Pablo Santa Olalla

Bachelor degree in Arts and a Master degree in Advanced Studies of Art History, both from 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 has recently curated the exhibition Tedium Vitae at the gallery ADNplatform as a member of the selected group for the practical phase of the curatorial workshop On Mediation/2. He started collaborating with the Arxiu Muntadas more than a year ago. His writings have been recently published in Interartive and will form part of a book published by the University of Granada (Suffering, Repression and Political Censorship in the 21st Century Culture, now in press).


P. Santa Olalla, “Apunte metodológico para un abordaje del arte conceptual nacional: ¿Mímesis o especificidad?”, en: Interartive (online), 2015.

P. Santa Olalla, “Sobre África, ferias y colonialismo”, en: TG Lab. Barcelona, Talking Galleries, 2015.

P. Santa Olalla, La historiografía alrededor de lo conceptual: El caso del Grup de Treball. Barcelona, Depósito Digital de la Universitat de Barcelona, 2015. MA Tesis .

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