José Luis de Vicente

SÓNAR, Curator/ Critic and cultural/art researcher, Sónar festival

Curator and cultural researcher. In his work, he investigates the current and future impact of social and technological innovation through artifacts, objects, and narratives that explore emerging social and political settings.

His projects are strongly anti-disciplinary, and create contexts for collaboration and dialogue between artists, designers, architects, technologists, scientists, activists, and communities. He is currently curator of Sónar +D, the congress of digital culture and creative technologies of the Sónar Festival of Barcelona.

He has been founder and co-director of Tentacular, a new festival of Critical Technologies and Digital Adventures in Matadero (Madrid), and a member of the programming teams of Llum BCN, the Barcelona light festival. He has curated multiple exhibitions, inside and outside Spain, such as “Big Bang Data” and “After the End of the World” (both at the CCCB), “Atmospheric Memory” (Manchester International Festival), “Máquinas y Almas” (Museo Reina Sofia Madrid), “Playtime: Game Mithologies” (Maison D’Ailleurs, Switzerland), and others. He is a professor at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC).