Javier Orcaray, (Barcelona, 1980) is a Spanish cultural manager, curator, photographer and environmental activist. He holds a MA in World History and a MA in Visual Culture: Theory (NYU).
In 2010 he opened the artist residency La Fragua, which soon became a benchmark in Spain for research and thought in the rural world.
In 2014 he was a founding member of CoMbO, an independent arts space in the city of Cordoba that proposed new exhibition discourses based on the production work at La Fragua, with emerging contemporary artists such as Jacobo Castellano, Nathalie Haüsler, Angel Masíp, Tobias Sojber, David Bestué, Pablo Captain del Río, Fernando M. Romero, ATOI, Laia Estruch, Ethan Hayes-Chute and Tommy Hovik among others.
In 2020 he opened /Plata, the only independent space in Cordoba dedicated for the arts and transdisciplinary research.
Included in his most relevant curatorial projects are:
“Mi casa es tu Casa” with the international collective Kandor13 (Catherine Czacki, Brock Enright, Pablo Jansana, Daria Irincheeva, Andrea Galvani, Cecilia Vicuña, Carolina Saquel, Santiago Reyes Villaveces, Balam Bartolomé, Esperanza Mayobre, Angélica Teuta, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Felix Lazo, Lars Laumann at Centro de Arte Pepe Espaliú).
“How a Grape can Float in the Ocean” with artist Javier Arce at Centro de Arte Pepe Espaliú as part of the 16th biennial of photography in Cordoba .
“AABAS: Art Agriculture Biodiversity Food and Health” a symposium of experts and artistic residencies with Pedro Soler, Aniara Rodado, Laura M. Dávila, Daniela Moreno-Wright at the Center for Contemporary Creation of Andalusia.