Olga Subirós is a curator of projects that take an integrative approach to 21st century culture and the far-reaching transformations of the digital age. She recently co-curated with José Luis de Vicente Big Bang Data, a major exhibition of different kinds of data-driven artworks and objects that offer an insight into the world of big data. Since 2014 Big Bang Data is touring worldwide. It has been presented at CCCB Barcelona, Somerset House London, ArtScience Museum Singapore, Fundación Telefónica in Madrid, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Lima. In 2017, it has been presented in Centro Cultura Digital in Ciudad de México, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague and at the MIT Museum in Boston in 2018. Olga Subirós proposal “AIR/ARIA/AIRE” won the competition for the participation of Catalonia at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021.

Exhibition Design

Subirós is also an architect, an exhibition designer and a creative director. Subirós recently won the international competition for the Data Square exhibition at the EPFL-ArtLab in Lausanne. Subirós did the unique display of the exhibition Are you ready for tv? curated by Chus Martínez at the MACBA. Another notable exhibition design project revolved around the creative process of Chef Ferran Adrià and elBulli restaurant which was presented at Somerset House London, the Science Museum in Boston, and Fundación Telefónica in Madrid. Seven of her exhibition designs have been published in the CCCB monography and in many design magazines as Creative Review, Domus, Experimenta, Diseño Interior.

Collective practice

As a co-founder and partner of the Program Collective design team together with Simon Taylor, Mona Kim, and Todd Palmer, Subirós conceptualized and designed the large-scale Water for Life installation and the sculpture Splash at the 2008 International Expo in Zaragoza.

Collaboration with artists

Subirós also collaborates with artists developing the architecture design for their art installations. Subirós has developed the architecture for the Dora García art installation The Inadequate at the Spanish Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale, the set of the Dora García’s television program Die Klau Mich Show at Documenta 13, Kassel 2012, and the Dora Gacía’s Nokdu Bookstore at the 2016 Gwangju Biennale, awarded the Noon prize for the best work of the Biennale.


Subirós is guest lecturer at the Design and Creation of Spaces Master program at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and at Master in Data and Design (MAAD) at Elisava School of Design-Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Subirós collaborates as invited jury or keynote speaker at IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) Master’s: Master in Advanced Interaction (MAI) and Master in Advanced Architecture and at the Master’s Degree in Audiovisual Design and Creativity at Elisava School of Design-Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Olga Subirós is currently completing a practice-based Architecture and Design PhD at RMIT University.


Olga Subirós is member of the associtation of architects of Catalonia, Col.legi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC); member of the ICOM (International Council of Museums); member of the association of designers FAD (Foment de les Arts Decoratives), member of the Advisory Board of the Master in Advanced Interaction of the IaaC (Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia); member of the Advisory Board of Places & Spaces/Mapping Science; and member of the Advisory Board of the Brain Film Festival.