Pau Waelder

Pau Waelder

Curator, writer and researcher specialized in contemporary art and new media.


PhD in Information and Knowledge Society by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), where he works as a course instructor in the Degrees of Art and Humanities, and Design and Multimedia Creation. He is also a professor of the Official Master’s Degree in Curating New Media Art (ESDi. Escola Superior de Dissseny, Barcelona), professor of the PERMEA Master’s Degree in Mediation and Education through Art (University of Valencia) and teaches the course on curating digital art Curating New Media Art. Process, Interaction, Virtuality at NODE Curatorial Studies Online (Berlin).

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), KIASMA (Helsinki) and HeK, House of Electronic Arts (Basel), 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), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Universitat Politècnica de València, and Universidad de Murcia.

His recent projects include the exhibitions Selphish. L’exposition de soi (co-curated with Thierry Fournier at Mécènes du Sud Montpellier-Sète, 2020), D3US EX M4CH1NA. Art and Artificial Intelligence (co-curated with Karin Ohlenschläger at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, 2019-2020), All Changes Saved (Casal Solleric, 2018), 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), (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 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.

He is the author of the book You Can Be A Wealthy/ Cash-Strapped Art Collector In The Digital Age (Frankfurt: Printer Fault Press, 2020).