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Antoni Mercader

1941, Banyoles

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).

Last update: November 30th, 2016