Pau Catà

Pau Catà is an artist, curator and researcher based in Barcelona. He is the initiator of CeRCCa – Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles, an art residency loacted in Llorenç del Penedes (Catalonia). Since 2017 he is also the co-coordinator of NACMM – North Africa Cultural Mobility Map and Platform Harakat. 

His artistic and research practice centers on epistemic diversity, inventive methodologies, nomadology, chronodiversity and the power to challenge hegemony through semi-fictional narratives. His practice, often collaborating amongst groups and networks (such as Tandem Shaml, SouthMed CV and Reshape), seeks connections between vernacular and intellectual histories focusing on mediterranean socio-cultural landscapes. His work has been part of several exhibitions in London, Barcelona, Marrakech, Istanbul and Alexandria and published in peer-reviewed journals such as Artnodes, re-visiones as well as Station to station, SCCA and TCE.

He has recently been awarded a practice led PhD in Art by the University of Edinburgh. His doctoral research is structured in two parts: the dissertation ‘Moving knowledge(s): Towards an Speculative Arab Art Residency Proto-history’ and the visual mediascape ‘An event without its poem is an event that never happened’.