Pablo Santa Olalla has an APIF-UB scholarship from the Department of Art History at the University of Barcelona, where teaches the subject “Artistic Languages”. He has a BA degree in Fine Arts and MA degree in Advanced Studies in Art History, both from the University of Barcelona.
As a researcher, Pablo is currently working in a PhD thesis about the relational networks between the conceptualist art practices in Latin america and Spain, within the framework of the Research Group Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI) and the Research Project Decentralized Modernities: Art, politics and counterculture in the transatlantic axis during the Cold War [MoDe(s)]. His interests lie in the conceptualist art practices, the transition between modernity and postmodernity —and beyond—, sociology of the arts, network and system theories, post and decolonial studies, visual culture and the linkages between art and context.
Pablo is also interested in curating and archiving art. He collaborates with the Muntadas’ Archive (ARXIU/AM) for more than three years, and takes part of the On Mediation Seminar as technical assistant and coordinator. His writings have been published in postpostpost.org and InterARTive, and recently have appeared within the book Dolor, represión y censura política en la cultura del siglo XX, published by the University of Granada — chapter: “Conceptualismo y dictadura: un corte desde Latinoamérica y España”.
Santa Olalla, P. “Sobre África, ferias y colonialismo”, en: TG Lab. Barcelona, Talking Galleries, 2015.
Santa Olalla, P. La historiografía alrededor de lo conceptual: El caso del Grup de Treball. Barcelona, Depósito Digital de la Universitat de Barcelona, 2015. MA Tesis.