Ripollet, Spain - 1970
Valentín graduated in Art History from the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona (UAB) and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree from the Winchester School of Art of the Southampton University. Since 1999 he has worked as a professor at the Escuela Universitaria Elisava-Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). Valentín also worked as a project tutor at the Independent Study Program of the Contemporary Art museum of Barcelona (MACBA) and is a professor in Curatorial Theory and History for the Master in Curatorship and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media through the Media Centro de Arte y Diseño (MECAD) in Barcelona.
Valentín has curated several exhibitions, including Economía: Picasso; alongside Pedro G. Romero, Museo Picasso de Barcelona (Barcelona, 2012); Estancias. La verdad radica en el extremo, ARTIUM (Vitoria, 2011); Humano, demasiado humano. Arte español de los años cincuenta y sesenta, Caixa Forum (Barcelona, 2010); Postcapital Archive (1989-2001), Iberia Center of Contemporary Art, (Beijing, China, 2009); La comunidad inconfesable, First Catalan Pavilion for the 53 Biennale of Venice (Italy, 2009); o Barcelona Toolbar, Centro Cultural Matucana 100 de, Santiago de Chile (Chile, 2007).
He is the author of numerous texts, including: Excursos, for the exhibition Economía: Picasso, Museo Picasso (Barcelona, 2012); Contra la elegancia (gráfica) de Diego Lara; for the exhibition Diego Lara, curated by Amaranta Ariño and Bruno Lara, Casa Encendida (Madrid, 2011); Cosmologías, for the exhibition Muntadas. Entre/Between, curated by Daina Augantis, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, 2011); Some reflections... for the exhibition On Difference #3: Politics of Space, curated by Iris Dressler y Hans D. Christ, Württembergischer Kunstverein (Stuttgart, 2009).
In 2011 he published his first book of essays entitled Rostros (ed. Periférica, col. Largo Recorrido nº 30, Cáceres).