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Albert GarcĂ­a Espuche
(Born in Barcelona in 1951) Historian
He has been the person in charge of exhibitions of the Olimpíada Cultural (1988-1991), director of Exhibitions and Research of the CCCB (1991-1998), consultant of this centre (1998-1999) and responsible of the Research and Documentation Centre of Exhibitions of the Universal Forum of Cultures Barcelona 2004.
He has published various works as an historian, including Espai i societat a la Barcelona preindustrial (Editorial La Magrana, 1988), La construcció d'una ciutat. Mataró 1500-1900 (Editorial Altafulla, 1989) and Un siglo decisivo. Barcelona y Cataluña 1550-1640 (Alianza Editorial, 1998). As a writer, he has published the novel El inventario (Muchnik Editores, Grup 62, 2002).
Among others, he has been curator of the exhibitions El Quadrat d'Or (1990), El Modernisme (1990), Ciutats: del Globus al Satèl·lit (1994), Retrat de Barcelona (1995), La Ciutat Sostenible (1998), La Reconquesta d’Europa. Espai public europeu: 1980-1999 (1999) and Fes. Ciutat interior (2002), he has also directed over thirty exhibitions.
He has been awarded the Jury Special prize (FAD, Industrial Design, 1983), the Ciutat de Barcelona prize (Barcelona City, Historical Research category, 1985), the Prat de la Riba prize (Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Best Historical Work in Catalan, 1989) and the New York International Video Festival (best script, 1991).