Guests Researchers Programme

MACBA Study Centre

In order to foster research in the field of contemporary artistic practices, the MACBA Study Centre has established four places for guest researchers. The call for applications to use these work stations is permanently open, and is governed by the following conditions: residencies are aimed, principally, at researchers and artists. Those eligible to apply for them are people with higher education qualifications or equivalent experience, specialising in contemporary art and culture, and who are currently engaged in research projects on a subject within these fields.


To apply for a residency, please send to the following documents:

• Letter of application, stating the desired dates for starting and concluding the residency;
• Description of the project you wish to pursue during their residency, demonstrating the appropriateness of the Study Centre for your research (maximum 3,000 characters).
• Academic and professional curriculum.

Consideration will also be given to any references and reports from academic or art institutions endorsing the candidate’s project.

Residency periods can last between one and three months. Exceptionally, these periods be prolonged, should this be justified by the nature of the candidate and the project submitted. However, in no case may the residency period exceed six months.

By granting a residency, the Study Centre guarantees the availability of a personal work station equipped with personal computer, Internet connection, office software and access to databases, collections, catalogues and other resources at the Centre, including assistance from Library staff.

Applications will be considered by members of the MACBA curatorial team, and applicants will receive a reply from the Centre within a maximum of 60 days from the date the application is submitted.

As a general rule, guest researchers must adhere to the regulations for security and use described for other reference sections at the Study Centre. This includes, particularly, the requirement to apply to Library staff in order to consult the bibliographic and documentary materials kept in the room where work stations are located, since no users—including guest researchers—are permitted direct access to these materials.

The Study Centre reserves the right to change these conditions as and when considered necessary.

2017 Residencies

Alessandro Scuro, El arte de la subversión. Actualidad del Letrismo y de la Internacional Situacionista. Residency period: from 04/09 to 01/12/2017

Nicole Palucci, Investigaciones acerca de los experimentos institucionales en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona (MACBA). Residency period: from 06/11 to 05/12/2017

Diana Coca, Corporeidades al límite. Residency period: from 13/11/2017 to 11/05/2018

Raúl García Sánchez, El instante eterno o el festejo del cuerpo post sida. Residency period: from 20/11 to 15/12/2017

Informació per al visitant

Plaça dels Àngels, 8
08001 Barcelona

Tel: 93 481 33 66
Fax: 93 412 46 02

Monday to Thursday:
10 am - 7 pm
Bank holidays, closed

From December 23rd to January 1st the Library and the Archive will remain closed and from January 2nd to 4th it will open from 10 am to 14.30 pm

Archive, special Collections Room
Monday to Thursday:
10 am - 2:30 pm
Bank holidays, closed

Material viewed in this room must be requested at least 48 hours in advance