Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio holds a European PhD in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” from the University of Barcelona. He is Post-Doctoral Visiting Researcher at United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM); PhD fellow at the research group “Art, Architecture and Digital Society” (UB), PhD associated researcher at the international platform “Global Visual Cultures”, and invited Professor of the Cultural Management Programme of the University of Barcelona.
His current lines of investigation involve the subjects of intercultural processes, globalization and mobility in contemporary art and cultural policies, the interactions between artistic, educational, media and cultural practices in the Mediterranean, the cultural cooperation between Asia and Europe and the impact of new technologies on art, communication and contemporary society.
He has participated in several international conferences and developed projects and research residencies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Furthermore, he has collaborated, among others, with Pistoletto Foundation; MEDIATECA of the Caixaforum Barcelona; OVNI Archives; ISEA2011 Istanbul; IEMed; Arts Santa Mònica; Roberto Cimetta Fund; Istikshaf; Platform for Intercultural Europe; MACBA; On the Move; Delfina Foundation; Culture360, Asia-Europe Foundation; JISER; Transart Institute. He is an Expert of the “European Expert Network on Culture” (EENC); Expert of the Roberto Cimetta Fund’s Selection Committee and was Junior Editor (2011-2013) of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (the MIT Press, Leonardo/ISAST, Goldsmiths – University of London, FACT, Sabanci University).
As an art critic and independent curator he writes extensively for several international magazines. He is Editorial contributor at Culture360 – Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Managing Editor at ELSE – Transart Institute, and co-founder of the Platform for Contemporary Art and Thought, InterArtive (http://www.interartive.org).