Pablo Martínez

participated in seminars other-institutionality, commons / solidarity, subjectivisation II
terms and associative terms raised fist, disidentification
affiliated institution MACBA

bio | Pablo Martínez is a researcher and educator. He holds a PhD in art history with a dissertation that analysed images of crowds and focused on the funeral of the Spanish anarchist Buenaventura Durruti. During the last decade his institutional work has attempted to challenge the limits of the museum to test and imagine the possibilities of an ecosocial institutionality. He worked as Head of Programming at the MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona from 2016 to 2021, where he also directed the Centre of Studies and Documentation and its exhibition programme, the Independent Studies Programme, and the et al. series of essays (Arcàdia). He worked as head of education and public activities at CA2M – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (2009–16) and associate professor of Contemporary Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2011–15). He’s a member of the editorial board of the art and visual culture journal #Re-visiones. Martínez is a founding member of Las Lindes (est. 2009), a research and action group working on education and cultural and artistic practices. Pablo has edited books, curated performance cycles, activated collective creation processes, accompanied artists in residencies and curated exhibitions, negotiated with neighbours, protested against the expansion of MACBA building, moved chairs, served water in seminars, applied for lots of grants and danced until dawn.