Manuela Pedrón Nicolau (Granada, 1988) holds an undergraduate degree in Art History and Theory from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture from the Reina Sofía Museum. She has worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice and in the Education and Public Activities departments at the Reina Sofía Museum. She is a member of the Catenaria group, with which she has curated, among other projects, Be Virus, My Friend at La Casa Encendida (Inéditos exhibition, 2014), and she also belongs to the Areko Association, which is devoted to the creation of artistic projects in rural spaces. In collaboration with this association, she organised the 14º Norte Festival in Labastida (Álava). She also writes for the publications A-desk and La Raya Verde
Jaime González Cela (Madrid, 1984) has an undergraduate degree in Art History from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture from the Reina Sofía Museum. In 2008 he worked on the PHotoEspaña Photography and Visual Arts Festival, and following that on the Bilbolbul International Comics Festival of Bologna (Italy), where he curated David B’s exhibition Journal d’Italie. He is a member of the cultural management group Calipsofacto, which is dedicated to experimenting with different exhibition formats, and has worked at the museum in the National Library of Spain, where he also participated as assistant curator in the exhibition La Transición en tinta china. He is a freelance curator and educator at CA2M.
Their work in common revolves around investigating the mediation processes that comprise curatorial practice and the ability of contemporary art to generate different forms of narration which explore the social and the political. Working as a curatorial team, Manuela Pedrón Nicolau and Jaime González Cela curated Arte ficción for CaixaForum Barcelona, a project that won the first edition of Comisart (2013), as well as C.I.T.I. Centro de Investigación Técnicamente Imprevisible, which was shown at the Region of Madrid’s Sala de Arte Joven (2015). In 2016 they will conduct their curatorial research at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome.