Speakers biographies

Nora Sternfeld

She is an art educator and curator. Currently she is documenta Professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

From 2012-2018 she was Professor of Curating and Mediating Art at the Aalto University in Helsinki. Furthermore she is co-director of /ecm — Master Program in Exhibition Theory and Practice at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, part of schnittpunkt. exhibition theory and practice, trafo.K, Office for Art, Education and Critical Knowledge Production based (Vienna) and of freethought, a platform for research, education, and production (London). In this context she was one of the artistic directors of the Bergen Assembly 2016. She publishes on contemporary art, exhibitions, education, contemporary history and anti-racism.


Vito Gil-Delgado

She is one of the people in charge of the educational programmes of the CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Móstoles, Madrid). Ever since 2009 she has been developing projects there related to the body and its power, above all when it is with other bodies in strange situations. She also researches and conducts amateur and feminist creation and learning processes; projects in which a great deal of time is lost or progress is extremely slow, and which deal with that which cannot be fully explained. She has written and participated in the creation of the book No sabíamos lo que hacíamos. Lecturas para una educación situada (CA2M, 2017). She was a member of the Las Lindes art and education research group until 2018. 



Leanne Turvey

She began curating Schools and Teachers programmes at Tate Modern in 2008, becoming Convenor for Schools and Teachers programmes at Tate Modern and Tate Britain in a collaborative job share with Alice Walton in 2010. In this role they head a large cross-site team, developing artist-led programming for teachers and students.

Leanne has previously worked as Education Coordinator for Camden Arts Centre and Chisenhale Gallery, as Youth Arts Programmer for “Look Ahead Housing and Care” and as an art teacher in Camden schools. She has an interest in what artists’ practice can offer learning contexts in galleries. This interest was explored more recently at documenta 14 in 2016 when she was invited to be part of the Faculty working alongside aneducation and supporting the development of the Chorus. And in In Site of Conversation, a publication on learning with art, audiences and artists, co-edited with Alice Walton and Eileen Daly and published in 2017. Over the years she has given talks and written on gallery education practice in various organisations, projects and publications. She co-published Slow Reveal in 2017, a publication exploring artists collaboration with artists Anna Lucas and Frances Scott. She also curated two group shows, “Album” and “Album2” at Five Years Gallery, London in 2010 and 2013, and has taught at Bournemouth Art School and K College, Tonbridge.

Pablo Martínez

He is Programme Director at MACBA since 2016. Prior to this he was the head of Education and Public Activities at CA2M (2009-2016) and associate professor of Contemporary Art History at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2011-2015). He runs the essay collection et al. (MACBA-Arcàdia).

His lines of research include educational work with the body and research on the capacity of images in the production of political subjectivity. He is editorial secretary of the research magazine Re-visiones and a member of the group for research and action on education, art and cultural practice Las Lindes. He has released publications such as Arte actual. Lecturas para un espectador inquieto (CA2M, 2011) and No sabíamos lo que hacíamos. Lecturas para una educación situada. (CA2M, 2016); he has curated exhibitions by Werker (2014) and Adelita Husni-Bey (2016), and participated in numerous collective publications, most notably Visualidades críticas y ecologías culturales (Brumaria, 2018), Patricia Esquivias. A veces decorado (CA2M, 2016), Willem de Rooij. Index (Koenig Books, 2016) and Pensar la Imagen, Pensar con Imágenes (Delirio, 2014).

Javier Rodrigo Montero

Coordinator of “Transductores”, a cultural mediation, proximity politics and active applied research platform on a national and international level since 2008. He has developed programmes on experimental mediation, critical pedagogies, territories and community culture such as “Interfícies” (2015-present day), “L’Ordit” at Fabra i Coats (2018-present day), “Hezkuntza TabaKalera” (2013-2015), “Cohabitar entre-” (2016/2017) a coordination project of Fabra I Coats – Centre d’Art Contemporani, “Translab – Amárika” (2011), Escuelas en red in the Encuentro internacional MDE11 of the Museo de Antioquia (2011) in Vitoria as a laboratory for citizens and hybrid work, or the international exhibition and mediation programme: “Transductores: políticas espaciales y pedagogías colectivas” (2009) at the Centro José Guerrero in Granada.

He has also published 3 books on these issues, published by the Transductores team, as well as chapters and texts in publications on a national and international level. In addition, he has carried out research such as “Gestión comunitaria de la Cultura” (literally ‘Community management of culture’ a living culture programme by Ajuntament de Barcelona), “Políticas de Mediación” (lit. ‘Mediation policies’), with the help of the Generalitat de Catalunya. He has given workshops/conferences on mediation, popular education, critical pedagogies, community culture and proximity policies.

Leire San Martin Goikoetxea

Her professional career revolves around education and programming in the field of contemporary artistic practice. She has worked on several projects, including the research project “Una arqueología de la mediación” of the Tratado de Paz programme alongside Sara Martín; “Superbia. Ulrike Ottingerren 8 film” with Sahatsa Jauregi; or the coordination of “Cine_ilegal” at Bulegoa z/b.

She has been the head of the Tabakalera mediation department since 2014, and she coordinates “Feministaldia. Festival de Cultura Feminista” in collaboration with Josebe Iturrioz.

She participates in social feminist and anti-racist movements in Donostia, the city she has lived in since 2012.

Carles García Hermosilla

A Graduate of Geography and History (specialising in Anthropology) with a Master’s degree in Museology and Management of Cultural Heritage from Universitat de Barcelona.

He has worked on several different projects in the field of management of cultural heritage and museums. From 1998 to 2004 he worked on defining and managing the observatory of intangible ethnological heritage and the inventory of Ethnological Heritage of Catalonia, belonging to the Directorate of Popular Culture.

He has directed the Museu del Ter de Manlleu since 2004, which defines itself as a museum of territory and society that works paying attention to its surroundings and promoting the participation and involvement of citizens.

Pablo Coca Jiménez

A Graduate of Art History and Doctor of Artistic Education, he is professor of the Area of Didactics of Plastic Expression at the Universidad de Valladolid. Since 2002 he has been a member of the educational team of the Museo Patio Herreriano de Arte Contemporáneo, in charge of coordinating the education department from 2008 to 2018. He was coordinator of the Education and Cultural Action Departments of the provincial museums of Castilla y León (2008 and 2010) and head of education in Valladolid for the exhibition programme “Constelación Arte” of the Junta de Castilla y León (2005 and 2010).

Throughout his career he has led different courses on education in museum and artistic practice, and taken part as speaker in numerous congresses and masters’ courses. He has penned articles for different magazines and publications. At present, he collaborates with several research groups and coordinates a University Teaching Innovation Project on educational innovation strategies for critical comprehension of audiovisual culture.

Mônica Hoff

Artist, curator and researcher with a Master in History, Theory and Art Criticism from Universade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, about the educational turn in art and curatorial practices in the Brazilian context. She’s currently pursuing her PhD on Contemporary Artistic Processes at Universidade de Santa Catarina, with research on artists-run art schools and how artistic methodologies become instituting pedagogies.

Between 2006 and 2014, she was the coordinator of the Mercosul Biennal Education Program, also integrating the curatorial team of the ninth edition of the exhibition, “Wheather Permitting”, in 2013. From 2014 she organises the “Laboratorio de Curaduría, Arte y Educación” (Curating, Art and Education Lab) with curator Fernanda Albuquerque, in different Brazilian cities. And from 2016 the project “Taller público de preguntas”, in Florianópolis. In 2018 she has organised two new projects with researcher Kamilla Nunes: “Escuela Extraordinária”, a research-school commissioned to three brazilian artists- researchers and built in community; and the program “La Grupa”, organised with eight researchers, in which they seek to discuss the curatorial processes from a feminist perspective.

She has published four books: Pedagogia no campo expandido (Pedagogy in the expanded Field), with Pablo Helguera in 2011; and Manual para curiosos (Manual for Curious) and the anthology La Nube (The Cloud) with Sofía Hernandez Chong Cuy in 2013; and in 2018, along with Regina Melim, the Portuguese translation of Tijuana Maid, a novel edited by Martha Rosler in the 70s.

In recent years he has given lectures and workshops and participated in publications by : Matadero Madrid, Museo Picasso Málaga, Liverpool Biennial, Cuenca Biennial, Bahia Biennial, Colección Cisneros, New Museum, De Appel Arts Center, NC- arte, Museu do Arte do Rio, Escuela de Garaje – Laagencia, 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona MACBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, CasaMario, TEOR/éTica, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, XIII FEMSA Biennial, among others.