Bio

pau

paucatamarles@gmail.com

Pau Cata has been working in the cultural field as facilitator and curator for more than 10 years. He has worked on the development of educational material for the main museums of Catalonia and Barcelona while completing his degree in Contemporary History by the University of Barcelona (with awarded Erasmus in Italy and Greece). He has also worked at The British Museum and the White Cube Gallery in London, where he completed a Diploma in Arts Management by Birkbeck College, participated in different courses on curating at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and created the curatorial partnership Nomadic Projects. He has an MA in Critical Arts Management and Media Cultural Studies by LSBU for which he was awarded a Distinction and the Course Director Price for Outstanding Achievement. His MA Creative Research has been presented at the Summer School for Curators in Yerevan (Armenia) and in the World of Art Program organized by SCCA in Ljubljana (Slovenia) thanks to the support of EYE, ECF and CoNCa.

From 2009 he is the director of CeRCCa, Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles, an Artist in Residence Program located in Llorenc del Penedes (Catalonia). As part of his job as Director he has been participated on numerous research projects in the field of artists mobility and Artists in Residence Programs and has curated more than 12 exhibitions.

His research ‘Nomadism and Commodification: New challenges and proposals for an Alternative conception of AIR Programs’ (Supported by CoNCA) has been developed as part of his Erasmus Young Entrepreneur Program with MoTA (Museum of Transient Art) in Ljubljana (Slovenia) were he was working as co-curator of the Transitory Network of AIR Programs in East Europe which was presented in Belgrade in July 2011. His research was selected by the Euromed Forum for Young Research that took place in Istanbul in April 2011 and presented at the Regional Meeting of Resartis in Debrecen (Hungary).

In 2011 also he was commissioned two research papers for Transartist On-Air publication and World of Art Program organized by SCCA Ljubljana as well as to present Resartis at the Factoria Cultural in Aviles (Spain). In 2013 he won a prize from the European Cultural Foundation ‘Step Beyond Grant’ as well as the OSIC grant for ‘Visual Arts Projects’ that was implemented though a publication of the 5th Anniversary of CeRCCa.

Since 2013 and together with several organizations in North Africa he is developing The North Africa Cultural Mobility Map with the support of Anna Lindh Foundation ‘Dawrak, Citizen Exchange Program’ grant and Project Grant.

From January 2016 Pau Cata is a PhD in Art Research at the University of Edinburgh. His research topic is ‘Rethinking Epistemologies: Mobility, Hospitality and Cultural Exchange in North Africa’ . His research is granted by the OSIC Organisme de Support a les Iniciatives Culturals, SGSAH Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities and the Edinburgh College of Art.


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