Pablo Martínez Fernández

Film curator and researcher
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Margarita Salas Research Fellow at the CSIC Institute of History. He holds a PhD in Art History with a dissertation on the images of the crowds at the funeral of the anarchist Buenaventura Durruti. Over the last decade, his work has sought to challenge the limits of the museum in imagining an eco-social institutionalism. Head of Programming at the MACBA (2016-2021) and, formerly in charge of Education and Public Activities at the CA2M (2009-2016). Between 2012 and 2015, he was an associate professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Complutense University of Madrid.  He has edited books, curated several series of performances, instigated processes of collective creation, accompanied artists in residencies and curated exhibitions. He has negotiated with local residents, protested the expansion of MACBA, moved chairs, handed out water bottles, asked for grants and danced until sunset.  His research and practice are currently geared towards the environmental crisis and the role of art in building a new hegemony, one that might allow for a fairer and less violent transition.