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Communication Department
CINEMA, Center For Aesthetic Research On Audiovisual Media
Predoctoral researcher

Mery Cuesta (Bilbao, 1975). Cultural critic and Art curator. As a critic, she develops her career in the newspapers La Vanguardia and El Mundo, and in Radio Nacional de España (Radio3 and RNE1). She has curated more than thirty exhibitions around visual culture, cinema, outsider art and contemporary art, among which are "Quinquis de los 80: Cine, Prensa y Calle" (CCCB), "Bálsamo y Fuga: Artistic creation in the penitentiary institution" (CaixaForum), or "Absurd humour: A constellation of nonsense in Spain" (CA2M). She was the curator of the Catalan Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale (Institut Ramon Llull). She is the Director of the Masters Degree in Illustration and Comic at ELISAVA, adjunct professor of Contemporary Art at the Faculty of Audiovisual Communication at Pompeu Fabra University, and a doctoral student at the same university. Her two most recent essays are 'La Rue del Percebe de la Cultura' (Ed. Consonni) and 'Absurd Humour' (Ed. Astiberri).

Research lines:
–Cultural studies
–Visual culture
–Contemporary Art
–Art Curating
–Audiovisual Communication
–Pop culture