Pau Waelder

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Currently based
Palma, Spain
Affiliated institution
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

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

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.

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 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), Universitat de les Illes Balears, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Universitat Politècnica de València, and Universidad de Murcia.

His recent projects include the exhibitions 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.

Since 2019, Lecturer at PERMEA, Master's Degree in Mediation and Education Through Art. Universitat de València.
Since 2018, Lecturer at NODE Center for Curatorial Studies. Online course: "Curating New Media Art. Process, Interaction, Virtuality"
Since 2010, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) – Lecturer / Lecturer on Aesthetics and Art Theory and Digital Art in graduate and postgraduate courses at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain).
Since 2007, Independent curator

2013 - 2015 VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards website – Content curator / Author and content curator of the official blog of the VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards (Fundación Telefónica, Spain)
2009 - 2015 ETC Media magazine – Contributing writer / Writes a 6-page article in English and French about art and new media in every issue of ETC Media magazine (Montreal, Canada)
2008 - 2019 international contemporary art magazine – Editor, Media Art section / Editor of the Media Art section, publishes a 4-page article in English and Spanish about art and new media in every issue of magazine (Madrid, Spain).