Jose Luis de Vicente – Moderator

Jose Luis de Vicente is a curator and cultural researcher Since 2023 he is the Artistic director of DHub, Barcelona’s Museum and Center for Design, Architecture, Urbanism and Technology.

His work is located between design, art, technology, science and innovation. Throughout his career he has been a pioneer in the production of contexts for collaboration and dialogue between artists, designers, architects, technologists, scientists, activists and communities of practice. His work explores emerging social scenarios beyond institutional or disciplinary frameworks.

Before his current position at DHub, he was the founder and artistic director of Sónar +D, the programme of digital culture and creative technologies of the Sónar Festival in Barcelona, started in 2013. Since 2018 he has been a member of the artistic direction of LlumBCN, the festival of light arts of Barcelona, with Maria Güell and Oriol Pastor. In 2022 he co-founded and co-directed Model. Barcelona Architecture Festival with Eva Franch and Gilabert and Beth Galí. He has been artistic co-director of Tentacular, festival of Critical Technologies in Matadero Madrid with Bani Bussadin (2018-2019), and director of the VISUALIZAR program at Medialab Prado, Madrid (2007-2012). Between 2012 and 2019 he was Associate Curator of FutureEverything, a cultural innovation agency in Manchester. From 2002 to 2008 he was deputy director of ArtFutura, the first art and technology festival in Spain.

He has curated and creative directed multiple exhibitions, installations and responsive environments in international institutions. They include projects like Big Bang Data (CCCB, Somerset House, MIT Museum), Radical Curiosity: In the Orbit of Buckminster Fuller (Espacio Fundación Telefónica Madrid, ArtScience Museum Singapore), Atmospheric Memory (Manchester International Festival, Powerhouse Sydney), After the End of the World (CCCB Barcelona), Machines and Souls (Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid) and the permanent installation Mirador Torre Glories (Barcelona).
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