Julia Ramírez Blanco. Madrid, 1985.
Graduated from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with a bachelor’s degree in Art History. She spent the last year of her undergraduate study at the Freie Universität of Berlin (2007-2008). Later, she received a master’s degree, in “Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture” from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in collaboration with the Reina Sofía Museum of Contemporary Art (2008-2009), and adquired a Diploma from the “Seminaire International de Muséologie” directed by Claire Merleau-Ponty at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris (2009). She has taught at Tufts University and Skidmore College in Madrid.
Author of the book Utopías artísticas de revuelta (Cátedra, 2014). She has also written the prologue for the Spanish edition of Hans Prinzhorn´s Artistry of the Mentally Ill (Expresiones de la locura, Cátedra, 2012) and has translated Erwin Panofsky´s Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism into Spanish (La arquitectura gótica y la escolástica, Siruela, 2007). In addition, her work has appeared in a variety of magazines such as Arquitectura Viva, Lars, Third Text and Boletín de Arte, as well as newspaper El Mundo and The Nation Journal. She is also part of the International Editorial Board of the European Academic Research Journal. Currently, Julia is working on her PhD thesis about “Contemporary Artistic Utopias” under the direction of Delfín Rodríguez Ruiz, Professor of Art History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Julia has had a Residency grant from the Madrid townhall at the “Residencia de Estudiantes” (2010-2013). Her doctoral investigation is supported by a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (“Formación de Personal Universitario” programme). Linked to Professor Anna María Guasch, she is member of the research group Art, Globalization, Interculturality (Research Group in the Department of Art History, University of Barcelona, PROYECTO I+D MICINN: HAR2010-17403) .