León de la Barra

Impact Award Jury Chair



Pablo León de la Barra is an exhibition maker, independent curator, researcher, editor and blogger.


Pablo León de la Barra holds a PhD in History and Theories from the Architectural Association, London. He is currently the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator for Latin America at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He has curated, among other exhibitions, To Be Political it Has to Look Nice (2003) at apexart and Art in General in New York; PR04 Biennale (2004, co-curator) in Puerto Rico; George and Dragon at ICA (2005) at the ICA London; This Is Not America (2009) at Beta Local in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, Yucatan and Elsewhere (2010) at the CCE in Guatemala; Incidents of Mirror Travel in Yucatan and Elsewhere (2011) at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Bananas is my Business: the Southamerican Way (2011, co-curated with Julieta Gonzalez) at Museu Carmen Miranda, Rio de Janeiro; and MicroclimaS (2012) at Kunsthalle Zurich.

León de la Barra has written for publications including Spike (Austria), Wallpaper (London), Celeste (Mexico), Ramona (Buenos Aires), and Metropolis M (Amsterdam). He has participated in numerous international symposiums and conferences and is editor of his blog Centre for the Aesthetic Revolution.