Paula Barreiro López

Head researcher of the international platform MoDe(s) and professor of Contemporary Art  at the Art History Department of the of the Université Grenoble-Alpes/Laboratoire LARHRA UMR 5190. Since 2007 she has worked at several European research institutions and universities in France, the U.K., Switzerland and Spain, including the Institut National d´Histoire de l´Art [INHA] in Paris, the University of Liverpool, the Université de Genève and the Instituto de Historia of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas [CSIC] in Madrid and, recently at the University of Barcelona (Ramón y Cajal programme).

Her research focuses on art criticism, cultural networks and politics in Spain, Western Europe and Latin America during the Cold War as well as the diverse and divergent developments of modernity reflected in the art historic accounts within an increasingly globalised world. Her publications include the books Atlantico Frío: Historias transnacionales del arte y la política en los tiempos del telón de acero, 2019 (sole editor); Avant-garde Art and Criticism in Francoist Spain, 2017; Modernidad y vanguardia: rutas de intercambio entre España y Latinoamérica, 2015 (edited with Fabiola Martínez); Crítica(s) de arte: discrepancias e hibridaciones de la Guerra Fría a la globalización, 2014 (edited with Julián Díaz) and La abstracción geométrica en España, 2009. She forms part of the cultural and scientific committee of the Archives de la Critique d´Art in Rennes as well as member of the editorial board of the journal Critique d´Art.

Publications

Barreiro López, Paula (ed.), Atlántico frío : historias transnacionales del arte y la política en los tiempos del telón de acero, Madrid, Brumaria, 2019. 557 p. [ISBN : 978-84-949247-9-8].

Barreiro López, Paula, “Antes del Arte in Spain (1968–1969): Merging Art, Science and Politics in the Heat of the Cold War”, Leonardo Just Accepted, MIT Press, 2018, pp. 1 – 10.  DOI: 10.1162/leon_a_01696. [ISSN: 1530-9282 ]〈hal-01883804〉

Barreiro López, Paula, Avant-garde Art and Criticism in Francoist Spain, Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 2017.

Barreiro López, Paula and Debeusscher, Juliane (eds.), “Cold War networks and circulations: Cross-cultural Dialogues and Practices throughout the Global South (1957-1991)”,  REGAC (Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo), 5, 2018. [ISSN : 2013-8652]

Barreiro López, Paula, “Les vases communicants de l’AICA et la critique espagnole militante: le cas de Suma y Sigue del Arte Contemporáneo”, Jean-Marc Poinsot et Henry Meyric Hughes. Une célébration du 70ème anniversaire de l’AICAAICA Press, 2019. ⟨hal-02401210⟩

Barreiro López, Paula, “Algarabía tropical en la vanguardia: Wifredo Lam, la izquierda cultural española y la Cuba revolucionaria”, en Catherine David (com.), Wifredo Lam, Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2016, pp. 35-41.

Barreiro López, Paula, “Collectivization, participation and dissidence on the transatlantic axis during the Cold War: Cultural Guerrilla for destabilizing the balance of power in the 1960s”, in Culture & History Digital Journal , 4 (1), 2015, e007.

Barreiro López, Paula, La abstracción geométrica en España (1957-1969), Madrid, CSIC, 2009. [ISBN: 978-84-00-08875-0].

Barreiro López, Paula, Arte Normativo Español. Procesos y principios para la creación de un movimiento, Madrid, CSIC, 2006. 163 p. [ISBN 13: 978-84-00-08410-3; ISBN 10: 84-00-08410-1].

Significant Publications