Antoni Mercader is an art historian and curator, specialising in new media and audiovisual art. He holds a PhD in Audiovisual Communication from the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (2000) and a BA in History of Art and Philosophy (1976). He was Senior Lecturer in Audiovisual Communication at the University of Barcelona (2001 – 2011), and Director and Coordinator of the European projects Vivid [Radical] Memory, Cultura 2000 Programme (2006 – 2007) and GAMA, e-content plus Programme (2007 – 2009). He was advisor and activity coordinator for the Mediateca CaixaForum, Barcelona (1995 – 2007) and part of the editorial department of the Spanish Magazine ‘Telos’ (1985 – 2005). Being an audiovisual and multimedia art producer, he was the founding director of Videografia (1982 – 2002). Together with Eugeni Bonet, Joaquim Dols and Antoni Muntadas he co-authored En torno al vídeo (Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 1980), the first Spanish publication dedicated to video art. He was a member of the artivist Grup de Treball (1973 – 1976) and participated to the Paris and Venice Biennale in 1975 and 1976, respectively. His work is part of the collection of the MACBA (Barcelona) and the MNCARS (Madrid).
30th November, 2016