Juan Insua

Head of projects at the CCCB Lab until 2021, exhibition curator and promoter of research and innovation in the field of culture.

Juan Insua is the former Director of the CCCB Lab, where he led different projects, and has been involved with the CCCB since 1993. He conceived and curated the exhibitions “Cities and Writers”: “James Joyce’s Dublin” (1995, FAD Prize in the “Ephemeral Spaces” category), “The Lisbons of Pessoa” (1997, Laus’ 98 Prize for the best three-dimensional communication), “The City of K. Franz Kafka and Prague” (1999) and “Borges and Buenos Aires” (2002, City of Barcelona Prize, 2003). He also created and directed the season of installations “Leading Lights of the 20th century”. Since 2002 he has been the Director of the Kosmopolis international literature fest. In 2005 he was appointed Head of the CCCB’s Cultural Activities Department, a period in which he created projects for reflection and debate on current issues that experimented with different formats: BCNmp7, NOW. Encounters in the Present Continuous, I+C+i. Research and innovation in the cultural sphere, and NANO. the CCCB’s programme for families. In 2008 he received the FAD Medal, awarded each year by Foment de les Arts i del Disseny (FAD) to people or institutions that have made contributions to the social and cultural life of the country. His most recent exhibition was “Mars. The Red Mirror” (2021), which will soon be opened at the Singapore Museum of Art and Science. He is currently working on a project about the power of wonder.