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Mery Cuesta

Art Critic, Curator of exhibitions and Illustrator

Co-director of the Master in Illustration and Comic

She is an Art Critic, Curator of exhibitions and Illustrator. She was awarded the Premio Espais de la Crítica de Arte thanks to which she published her first essay about Spanish experimental cinema in the 70s. Since 2002, she usually writes in Cultura/s of La Vanguardia. As a curator, she has made twenty exhibitions about popular culture, the outsider art and the functioning mechanisms of the modern art, among them ellas Quinquis de los 80: Cine, prensa y calle (CCCB, La Casa Encendida, Alhóndiga Bilbao), La mano izquierda de Cervantes (Instituto Cervantes de Estambul), Humor Absurdo (Artium) o Bálsamo y fuga: la creación artística en prisión (Caixaforum Barcelona). She is the current curator of the Catalan Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2017. Within the comic field, she has published three volumes and draws cultural critic in comic for several media. Her latest comic-essay is La Rue del Percebe de la cultura (Editorial Consonni).

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