Carla Gimeno Jaria is a curator and researcher based in Barcelona (ES) and London (UK). Her art research investigates the rituals of violence attached to cognitive and physical borders and she is interested in the exploration of collaborative processes, oral history, performativity, fiction and codes of affectivity as forms of resistance.
In 2015, she graduated in Communication and Cultural Industries by the University of Barcelona. She holds an MA in Curating & Collections from the University of the Arts London and a Postgraduate in Contemporary Art Theory from the University of Barcelona. She has worked as assistant curator at The Koppel Project (London) and Chelsea Space (London) and has written articles for METAL Magazine (Barcelona), El Punt Avui (Barcelona), OnCurating (Zurich) and Hänsel i Gretel (Barcelona). She is currently the Curator and Project Manager at Rebobinart (Barcelona), a cultural entity that develops art projects in public spaces.
In December 2018, she co-founded trans-, a curatorial collective that establishes a framework for critical thinking, research and exhibition-making by working with artists whose practice questions the impact of the globalisation and semio-capitalism on the social body. In January 2019, trans- was invited by Panicattack Duo at their durational performance ‘Nothing Really Mattres’ at South London Gallery. This encounter led them to curate Roar Vol. I at Flat Time House (London), the first of a series of events which explore the political implications of language, sound and voice. In January 2020, the collective inaugurated the exhibition ‘Hold On’ at The Koppel Project Central gallery in London.
Other recent projects include: ‘Wall Claim: women and urban art’ with the artist Emily Eldridge at the Centre Cultural La Farinera del Clot (Barcelona), ‘Forward Slash’ at the Cookhouse Gallery (London) or ‘Shape of Time” at the Landing Space (UAL, London).