José Luis de Vicente. Curator, Researcher and Writer based in Barcelona Spain. His work investigates the cultural space between technologies, social innovation, art and design.
Currently he directs the Visualizar Program for Data Culture at Medialab Prado, an arts and technology space and citizen lab based in Madrid. He is the head curator of Sónar+D, the Innovation area of Barcelona’s acclaimed Sónar Festival, and is a member of the curation team of FutureEverything Festival, Manchester.
He is one of the founders of ZZZINC, a consultancy working in innovation for cultural organizations based in Barcelona. He has curated multiple symposiums and exhibitions on new media art, science and design. These include “Machines and Souls” (2008, Reina Sofia Museum), “Arcadia” and “Habitar” (2009, 210 Laboral Centro de Arte), “Invisible Fields” (2011, Arts Santa Monica, with Honor Harger), “Playtime: Game Mythologies” (2012, Maison d’Ailleurs) or the upcoming “Big Bang Data” (2014, CCCB).
Olga Subirós is an architect and curator of exhibition projects that provide an integrative approach to 21st century culture and the profound transformations of the digital era and the systemic crisis.
Her projects always seek the interaction of the public, whom she places at the centre of her work, introducing new and unexpected forms of experience in transmedia environments.
Olga Subirós currently teaches on the Master's Degree in Data and Design at Elisava, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, on the Master's Degree in Design and Production of Spaces CCCB-UPC and is a PhD candidate in Architecture and Design at RMIT.
In 2006 she founded Program Collective with Mona Kim (Paris), Todd Palmer (Chicago), and Simon Taylor (London), a multidisciplinary studio operating internationally in the fields of architecture, art, design, publishing and cultural analysis.
Subirós' proposal AIR/ARIA/AIRE won the competition for Catalonia's participation in the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 with an investigation into air pollution in urban areas, calling for changes in the model of the city, since air is a common good on which our survival depends.
Together with José Luis de Vicente, he was the curator of Big Bang Data, an exhibition on the datafication of the world presented at venues such as the Singapore ArtScience Museum and the MIT Museum, the contents of which were adapted and expanded for each centre. Subirós won the international competition for the Data Square exhibition at the EPFL-ArtLab in Lausanne, which runs until 2020.
He has designed the exhibition on the creative process of chef Ferran Adrià and the restaurant El Bulli held at Somerset House in London, the Museum of Science in Boston and the Fundación Telefónica in Madrid. Subirós has also curated the exhibition ¿Are you ready for TV? curated by Chus Martínez at MACBA, and more than a dozen exhibition projects at the CCCB in Barcelona.