Gema Darbo is an art curator, researcher and educator. Her practice emerges at the intersection of visual culture and curatorial knowledge production. Current and recent projects: Research Associate for the book Spectral Infrastructure by freethought collective composed by Prof. Irit Rogoff, Prof.Nora Sternfeld, Adam Heathfield, Stefano Harney and Massimilliano Mollona; Curatorial residency UNIDEE residency program. Cittadellartte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy; Exhibition text for La Voltereta: Vaca minando un bichito. Galería Rosa Santos, Madrid; Curatorial Qualsevol Lloc/Anyplace at Centre d'Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona; La Voltereta (The Somersault): Preview+Q&A at Cineteca Madrid; (crear) Situacions: Art i pensament participatiu. Curatorial training program at Centre d'Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona; Readers e-flux: Support Bubble, compiled with curator Deniz Kirkali; Absent Audience: Practising Terminology. Talk and workshop with Sixtyeight Art Institute at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; Interview Fabra i Coats, Barcelona; Curatorial residency granted in Barcelona & Madrid, Matadero Centre for Artists in Residence, LOOP, Fabra i Coats and Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica; Absent Audience Conference at Goldsmiths University of London; Interview [ANTI]MATERIA Cámara de Maravillas, México DF; Photobook Ruta 234, published by Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Madrid; Diffractions Without Organs at Nan Studios, London. Voice is Open Source at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London; Tocar el Pueblo Sala Cuarto Espacio, Zaragoza. Previously: Co-founder of Widephoto, a non-profit curatorial platform focused on learning, exchange and debate about contemporary photography. Photobook Live at Centre Contemporary Culture of Barcelona; The Online Photobook Club at Foto Colectania, Barcelona; Babá Khumú Ta Tá at Wer-Haus Gallery, Barcelona; Geology of the Ineffable, Can Felipa Arts Visuals Open Call, Barcelona.
She holds an M.Res in Curatorial Knowledge at Goldsmiths, University of London,
and an MA in Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins in London.