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Nekane Aramburu, new director of the Apel·les Fenosa Foundation

Nekane Aramburu, new director of the Apel·les Fenosa Foundation
bonart the vendrell - 05/02/23

Last December 1, the board of trustees of the Fundació Apel·les Fenosa del Vendrell ratified the proposal of the competition jury for the new direction of the Apel·les Fenosa Museum, and appointed Nekane Aramburu as a replacement for Josep Miquel Garcia. He has left the position due to his retirement, after twenty years at the head of this cultural facility in Vendrell.
The project of the new management focuses on the projection of the entity in its local framework, but also on its internationalization, just when the Portal del Pardo will soon shine in all its splendor.

Nekane Aramburu

Nekane Aramburu is a cultural manager, museologist and theorist trained in art history and museology. She has worked as director of art centers, museums and cultural programs both public and private, from which she activates revitalization strategies and new models of mediation with society through art. Thus, he has directed the Es Baluard Museum between 2013 and 2019 (Es Baluard Foundation) or Espacio Ciudad between 1999 and 2010 (Vitòria-Gasteiz City Council).

He began his career in the Visual Arts Department of the "la Caixa" Foundation in Barcelona and, subsequently, in the cataloging and documentation of the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Álava, which would later give rise to Artium.

All its actions are characterized by networking both in Spain and internationally, so since 2010 with Collective Archives or the collaboration models from the direction of Es Baluard, through programs such as Es Baluard to Moviment, Arxiu Balears to complex international exhibitions. Among them, the exhibition at the Palau Grimani during the Venice Biennale or the participation in Creative Europe programs with The Spur (Bòlit Girona, Center d'Art Le LAIT-Laboratoire Artistique International du Tarn. Albí, Francia, Bureau des Arts et des Territoires).

As a researcher, she has produced reasoned catalogues, books and multiple exhibitions.

His curations are long-term curatorial essays embedded in lines of research that address new models of historiography. Some are Palabras corrientes, for the Cervantes Institute (opened in New York and traveling in Beijing), Nueva curadoría Lationamericana (several countries), collaborations with HEAC of Strasbourg, De La Cruz collection, Musée d'Art et Histoire de Genève, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, The Felix González-Torres Foundation, National University of Tres de Febrer (UNTREF), the Ministère de la Culture France. FRAC d'Alsace, Reims and Metz, Resonancias a MUVIM Valencia and CCK Buenos Aires, Todo cuanto amé was part of you. Itinerant Cervantes Institutes, Sides B of Video art in Spain. Traveling with AECID, with Carlos T. Mori, Bluesky. Telefónica Foundation in Buenos Aires, Los Nuevos 90 for the Museum of Sant Telmo in San Sebastian, Re-visions. I close my eyes and prepare to take the big leap for the CGAC in Santiago de Compostela or Georgiana's Echoes for the Government of the Canary Islands.

From the transmission of knowledge, he teaches classes and seminars as in the Master's in Cultural Management of the Universitat Carles III, he is part of the Nuevas institutionalidades team of the ALZAR Network (Museu Center d'Art Reina Sofia, Fundació Carasso and Hablar en Arte ) or the Teresa Urrea workshop. Neo-biographies at Instituto Cervantes Alburqueque/USA, among other programs.

He has been a jury member of the Gure Artea awards. Basque Government, Velázquez Award. Ministry of Culture, DKV Awards, TEA Tenerife, Community of Valencia, Mariano Aguilera Award from Ecuador, FIVA. Argentina or Ramon Llull Institute/Venice Biennale.

He advises various Councils and Foundations: Kutxa Foundation (2020), Basque Culture Council of the Basque Government (2010) and Department of Culture (2009/2013-2022/Aid Program), MOSIS Foundation (2008-2011), etc.

He has been part of the board of directors of ADACE (Association of Directors of Museums and Art Centers of the Spanish State) from 2016 to 2022 and in successive years of the boards of directors of IAC (Institute of Art Contemporary), MAV (Women in the Visual Arts) and ICOM-Spain.
He has been a member since 2013 of CIMAM, International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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