Curator IV Edition, Celeste Prize 2012
Katya García-Antón was curator of the Spanish Pavilion in 2011 at the 54th Venice Biennial with ‘The Inadequate’ by Dora Garcia. For 9 years Garcia-Anton was director of the Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva (2002-2011), one of the most prestigious Swiss institutions dedicated to contemporary visual arts. She graduated in Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art , London, and has worked in important international institutions including: MNCARS, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Museum of Arte Moderna of São Paulo, Brasil; ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, and IKON, Birmingham, United Kingdom. She curated one of the sections of the 2nd Prague Biennale (Prague, 2005) as well as the Spanish representation at the 26th São Paulo Biennale (2004). She has organized and curated over 50 exhibitions featuring both artists who have played a pivotal role in the history of 20th century art-Tony Cragg, On Kawara , Yves Klein and Joan Jonas , among others-as well as more recent exponents- Francis Alys, Ernesto Neto , Jean-Luc Moulène , Fernando Sánchez Castillo , or Gillian Wearing . She has formed part of the editorial council of Third Text magazine, which is dedicated to art in developing nations, and she has been an art critic for BBC World Service, in addition to contributing to numerous catalogues and monographs.