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 art galleries.

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), as well as the lecture series En_lloc (Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, 2009). Since 2011 he is a member of the curatorial team at the Art Futura festival.

He has been member of the Jury of the Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s Awards (Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, 2009), the Ciutat de Palma 2009 Awards (City of Palma, 2010) and the international contest for digital art FILE PRIX LUX (Sao Paulo, 2010), among others.

He has published articles and essays in several publications, among which the contemporary art magazines ETC Magazine (Canada), (Spain) 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 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.