Carla Gimeno Jaria is a curator, cultural manager and researcher based in Barcelona (ES). Her practice explores the impact of semiocapitalism on bodies; how are constituted, how do they affect each other, relate and behave in this context.
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 Chelsea Space (London) and as Gallery and Events Manager at The Koppel Project (London). She has also written articles for METAL Magazine (Barcelona), El Punt Avui (Barcelona), OnCurating (Zurich), Hänsel i Gretel (Barcelona) or ISIT Magazine (Italy). She is currently Gallery and Communications Manager at Nogueras Blanchard (Barcelona).
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. In September 2021, they curated ‘Meatspace’ at The Koppel Project Hive gallery in London.
Other recent projects include: ‘quality time | GRWM‘ for Loop Barcelona with Clàudia del Barrio, ‘Que me entierren con todo’ with Cristina Spinelli at Nogueras Blanchard (BCN), ‘Desmosoma’ in collaboration with CC Can Felipa with Paula Bruna, Alba Garcia i Allue and Jessica Moroni or ‘The Body as Homeland’ at Espai 2, àngels barcelona with Lizette Nin and Wafa Aoun within BAR Project.