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Museum director

Manuel José Borja-Villel, museum director. Fellow Fulbright Foundation, 1981-1983, Kress Foundation, 1988-1989. Member of International Council Museums (secretary/treasurer International committee for Museums & Modern Art Collections), Indiana Curators International.

Background

Borja-Villel, Manuel José was born on September 3, 1957 in Borriana, Castelló, Spain. Son of Manuel and Nieves (Villel) Borja.

Education

Licenciatura, University Valencia, Spain, 1982. Master of Philosophy, City University of New York, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, City University of New York, 1989.

Career

Registrar Hispanic Society of America Museum, New York City, 1984-1989. Director Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona, 1990—1998, Museum Contemporary Art Barcelona, 1998—2008, Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid, since 2008. Member art advisory committee Museum Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York City, 1985-1989.

Art competition jurist for various organizations, Spain, 1990, 1993, 1994.

Membership

Member of International Council Museums (secretary/treasurer International committee for Museums & Modern Art Collections), Indiana Curators International.

Connections

Married A. Margarita Burbano, October 9, 1981. 1 child, Manuel.

father:
Manuel Borja

mother:
Nieves (Villel) Borja

spouse:
A. Margarita Burbano

child:
Manuel Borja-Villel