Pedro Portellano is a curator and cultural manager based in Madrid, who works at the intersections between music and visual arts. He has a degree in Psychology, an MBA in Management of Cultural Institutions and a Master in History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has worked in institutions such as the Museo Reina Sofía, Matadero Madrid or Studio Tomas Saraceno in Berlin; collaborated with others such as La Casa Encendida, Medialab-Prado or the Instituto Cervantes; and worked on projects such as La noche en blanco, Red Bull Music Academy or Veranos de la Villa. As curator, he has made the exhibitions ‘After silence’, at La Casa Encendida; "Ways to do. Contemporary photography of the CA2M Collection ', for the Community of Madrid, and the installation' White Bouncy Castle 'by William Forsythe for the Palacio de Cibeles of the Madrid City Council. He has been a musical programmer at the Centro Conde Duque de Madrid between 2018 and 2020, of the Veranos de la Villa festival between 2015 and 2019, and currently of the Versiona and Thyssen Appetizers cycles of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. He is the founder and co-curator of the RAYO audiovisual Festival of Cineteca and Matadero Madrid, and a collaborating teacher in the Degree of Arts of the Open University of Catalunya. As a musician, he has founded the music and sound design studio Bruma FX, having worked for brands such as Zara, Ikea or Repsol, and for studios like Pleid Studio Rebeka Aece Studio or Luis Urculo Studio. He publishes his music under the alias Bruma, with which he has released the album “Far From Me” in 2020.
- Nave de Música. Matadero MadridDirector of Nave de Música, a cultural venue dedicated to all aspects of music creation. Curatorship of the concert series, music residences, recording studio program, radio studio and educative activities, and general management of the venue. www.mataderomadrid.org/nave-de-musica.html
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Curator. Veranos de la Villa Festival, Madrid City Council (January – June 2016) Madrid City Council www.veranosdelavilla.com Curator of the music program of the Veranos de la Villa Festival of Madrid. Including selection of artist and conceptualization of the program, for a total of 25 live shows during Summer 2016.
Spanish Art Promotional Program. Guest curator of the Spanish Art Promotional Program of ARCO Fair from 2013 to 2017.
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- Artistic and Curatorial Practices
- Independant Curator
- Visual Art
- 5+ Years Project Management
- Content Curation
- German Basic
MA, History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture
- Madrid, Spain
MA in History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture Reina Sofía National Museum and Autónoma University of Madrid. Graduating class 2011
MBA, Arts and Cultural Management
- Madrid, Spain
MBA in Cultural Business Management Complutense University of Madrid. Graduating class 2007
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Inéditos Award 2011Inéditos Award 2011 Obra Social Caja Madrid / La Casa Encendida. Inéditos Curatorial Prize winner, for realizing the exhibition Después del silencio in La Casa Encendida Art Center of Madrid.