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Manuel J. Borja-Villel

He received his degree in History of Art from the Faculty of Geography and History of the Universitat de València in 1980. During 1981-1982 he was a Special Student at Yale University. In 1981-1983 he was awarded a Fullbright scholarship. In 1987 he took his Master of Philosophy degree in the History of Art Department at the City University in New York. In 1988-1989 he was in receipt of a Kress Foundation Fellowship for the History of Art. In 1989 he took his Ph.D. in the History of Art Department at the Graduate Schol of the City University in Nova York.

Manuel J. Borja-Villel was director of the museum of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona from its inauguration, in June 1990, until July 1998. At the Tàpies Foundation he organized such exhibitions as Els límits del museu (The limits of the museum) and La ciutat de la gent (The people’s city), in addition to shows devoted to the artists Louise Bourgeois, Brassaï, Marcel Broodthaers, Lygia Clark, Hans Haacke and Krzysztof Wodiczko, among others. He has written on Rodchenko, abstract expressionism, Bourgeois, Brassaï, Giacometti and contemporary Spanish art.

Since July 1998 he has been director of the Museu dArt Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). Among the first exhibitions he has programmed at the MACBA are shows devoted to William Kentridge, Perejaume, Gerhard Richter, El Lissitzky, Raymond Hains, Martha Rosler, Luís Gordillo, Michelangelo Pistoletto, “Force fields. An essay on the Kinetic”, Oyvind Fahlström, Dieter Roth, Antagonisms, The Onnasch Collection, Raymond Pettibon, David Goldblatt, Blinky Palermo, Richard Hamilton and Robert Filliou.

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