Pau Waelder

Independent art critic and curator, researcher in contemporary art and new media.

Contact: pau [at] pauwaelder [dot] com

PhD in Information and Knowledge Society, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and Bachelor in Art History from the University of Barcelona. He has developed his career with a continuing interest in contemporary art and digital art, which he has explored from different perspectives: curator, critic, academic researcher and also working with contemporary art galleries.

He has given lectures about his research and his work as curator in numerous symposia and conferences, including the new media festivals FILE (São Paulo), Futur en Seine (Paris), Mediaterra International Art and Technology Festival (Athens), Media Art Futures (Murcia) and Art Futura (Bilbao), as well as contemporary art museums and art centers such as CCCB (Barcelona), MUSAC (León) and Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona), and the following universities: Universidade Federal Juiz de Fora (Brazil), KunstUniversität Linz (Austria), Universidade Católica de Porto (Portugal), University of Arts (Helsinki) and the Spanish universities Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (Huesca), Universidad San Jorge (Zaragoza), Universitat de les Illes Balears, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Universitat Politècnica de València, and Universidad de Murcia.

His recent projects include the exhibitions Real Time. Art en temps real (Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, 2016; Centre Art Lo Pati, Amposta, 2017), Remote Signals (Iberofest Festival, Tallinn, 2016), Extimacy. Art, intimacy and technology (Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 2011), Habitat (Urbanea, 2011), Colmena (Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, 2010), FLOW (CCA, 2008) and Metapaisatges (Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation , 2007).

He has published articles and essays in several publications, among which the contemporary art magazines ETC MEDIA (Canada), art.es (Spain), ArtPress (France), and Estonian Art (Estonia), as well as the peer-reviewed journals Leonardo (US), M/C Journal (Australia) and Artnodes (Spain), among others. He has also worked as writer and content manager at the website VIDA Art and Artificial Life from Fundación Telefónica. He is currently the editor of the Media Art section at art.es magazine, editor and writer at the blogs Art Matters and Design Matters from the UOC. He also regularly writes texts for books on contemporary art and digital culture.