The Fundació Es Baluard board announces the resolution of the procedure for hiring the director of Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern and Contemporani de Palma and appoints Imma Prieto as the new director of the museum.
The procedure has been developed with the aim of following good practices in museums and art centers, which has determined that it is an independent jury of experts who has chosen the best project for the museum and the most suitable candidate to occupy the direction.
This process was convened by the Fundació Es Baluard on March 21, 2019 in order to provide the Director position, with the mission of managing, programming, administering and promoting cultural and educational activities, in addition to representing the museum. For this call, which closed the deadline for submitting applications on April 20, 2019, a total of 24 applications were received.
The Valuation Commission has been formed by Ferran Barenblit, director of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona MACBA, Rosa Ferré, artistic director of Matadero Madrid, Karin Ohlenschläger, director of Laboral Activities, the artist Daniel García Andújar, the independent curator Neus Cortés, the cultural manager specialized in contemporary art Eva Mulet and the independent curator and former director of the Irish Museum of Modern art Enrique Juncosa.
After the decision of the names proposed as finalist candidates, evaluated and approved by the Valuation Commission, the appointment of Imma Prieto as Director of Es Baluard has been chosen for "her proposal to articulate a realistic project, which seeks the specificity of the institution, its leadership and management skills and its ability to generate local, national and international networks of work".
The new Director replaces Nekane Aramburu (March 2013 - March 2019) and immediately joins the front of this museum, with a four-year contract, extendable for two more years and with the possibility of being extended for years successive ended this six year period. The remuneration of the director will be 60,000 euros gross per year.
Imma Prieto is an independent curator, writer and professor of contemporary art and new media at the EU-Eram of the Universitat de Girona. As curator, she has carried out exhibition projects at national and international level such as TempArtSpace - NYC; Palazzo Ca'Tron - Venecia; RAER-Roma, MUCA-ROMA México DF; Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano - Guatemala; MNAC - Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya; Fundación Miró, Fabra i Coats; Palau Virreina - Centre de la Imatge; Fundació Vilacasas, Arts Santa Mònica; MEIAC-Badajoz; TEA - Tenerife; ARTIUM - Vitoria; Bòlit - Girona, among others.
She has collaborated in different catalogs and research books and writes regularly on the La Vanguardia Cultura / s supplement and on the A*Desk and Campo de relámpagos digital platforms. She has been manager of the European research group ELAA (European Live Art Archive 2008-2012), formed by the Universitat de Girona, the University of Oxford and the residence of artists Glaugair in Berlin.
Likewise, she also collaborates with other international research groups such as Émergence de l’art vidéo en Europa (1960-1980), formed by the Université Paris 8. Her professional practice is developed through a dialogue between curatorship, research and writing, and in 2017 she made her first documentary 'Eco de Primera Mort' and in 2018 she was awarded the International Prize for art critic GAC.