Nimfa Bisbe

Head of the Contemporary Art Collection, “la Caixa” Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Four Season AL MarYah
24TH and 25TH JANUARY 2018
"Join me at Art Talks II: Evolving Cultures, Developing Collections on the 22nd of March 2018 alongside  21c Museum Hotels, Bodega Otazu and Chateau de Montsoreau- Museum of Contemporary Art where we will explore guardians of emerging heritage and public access options to private collections outside the context of a traditional private museum setting. Learn more on the overview page."

LA CAIXA FOUNDATION HAS The largest Private Collection of Contemporary Art in Spain and one of the most important in Europe

Nimfa Bisbe holds a degree in art history from the University of Barcelona (Spain) and a master in art history and museology from the University of Delaware (USA).

In 1990 she joined the “la Caixa” Foundation as a chief curator of the contemporary art collection. In 2002, she assumed the direction of the  “la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection and has since been in charge of acquisitions, exhibitions and publications. She has made the collection known by conducting different projects and curating numerous exhibitions in Spain and overseas. Her curatorial work also involved solo shows and specific projects on artists such as Omer Fast, Tony Oursler, Bestué and Vives, Botto & Bruno, Jeppe Hein, Pierre Huyghe, Nicolas Paris, and Soledad Sevilla at CaixaForum Barcelona.

She has participated in conferences and symposiums and taught art collecting at universities and art schools. She has served in the jury of several art prizes, such as the Spanish National Prize of Photography, the Joan Miró Prize and Arte y Mecenazgo Prizes.

She is a member of ICOM (the International Council of Museums), CIMAM (the International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) and board member of IACCCA (the International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art).