Barbara Cueto is an independent curator based in Berlin. Her projects are at the intersection of contemporary art, new technologies and activism.
She has convened and curated projects internationally at institutions like Singapore Art Museum, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Marres in Maastricht, Impakt Festival in Utrecht, and de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam, all in The Netherlands; MMOMA Moscow for the 6th Moscow Biennale for Young Art in Russia; Asian Culture Centre in Gwangju and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul in South Korea; La Casa Encendida in Madrid; Bétonsalon in Paris. She has also been resident at Tokyo Wondersite in Japan, Rupert in Lithuania, and Cité des Arts in Paris.
She holds a PhD on Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam titled "White Papers on Dissent. Politics & Poetics of Blockchain”, which explores the potential of blockchain as a tool for radical imagination and its collateral effects in the notion of value. She is an alumna of de Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam and she holds a MA in Arts Management from the University of Maastricht (NL), and a BA in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid (SP).
In addition, she has been awarded with Comisart, a curatorial award by LaCaixa/MACBA in Barcelona in 2022, Inéditos 2017, a prize for emerging curators in Spain; and numerous grants and scholarships like the Botín Foundation grant for young Curators in 2014/2015.