Barcelona, Spain - 1967
Is associate professor of Aesthetics and the Theory of the Arts at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB http://www.uab.es/servlet/Satellite/el departament/jessica-jaques-pi-1260171831407.html). She is both an art historian and a philosopher. She received her Ph.D. from the UAB and completed her dissertation at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and she has been an invited professor at the École Pratique de Hautes Études in Paris, at the Université de Rouen, at the Université de Toulouse 2–Le Mirail. She has also given an invited lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is advisor of the European Master’s Degree program Master in Research in Art And Design (http://esteticauab.org/mastereina.html), which is held at the Joan Miró Foundation and the Picasso Museum of Barcelona. She is director of the electronic journal on aesthetics and theory of the arts Disturbis (www.disturbis.net).
Her research concerns the Kantian and Neokantian aesthetics, the aesthetic vocabulary, Picasso, performative practices (especially revolutionary cooking), gustatory aesthetics and artistic research. Her main publications are: La estética del románico y el gótico (Madrid, Antonio Machado, 2003); translation into Catalan, introduction, and critical edition of Kant’s third critique, Crítica de la facultat de jutjar (Barcelona, Edicions 62, 2004); Picasso en Gósol: un verano para la modernidad. (Madrid, Antonio Machado, 2007). She is currently a member of the research project “Artistic Research: Cognitive Production in Contemporary Art” (2013-2015).