Mela Dávila Freire

Mela Dávila Freire serves since January 2016 as the Director of Public Activities of Museo Reina Sofía. She has performed a number of roles in contemporary art institutions, which include the Galician Centre of Contemporary Art (Santiago de Compostela), MECAD / Media Centre d'Art i Disseny (Sabadell) and MACBA (Barcelona). At MACBA she was in charge of the Publications Department between 2000 and 2005. and was director of the Study and Documentation Centre between 2007 and 2012, putting in place innovative formulas for managing and disseminating the museum's documentary collection, which spans a library and an archive of contemporary artistic practices.

In 2012 she moved to Hamburg, working as a professor of Art History at the University of Hamburg, as well as an advisor and an independent author in relation to art archives, artist publications, bibliographic publications and other related areas. She has recently advised the Lafuente Archive (Santander), the Arts Libris book fair (Barcelona) and the documenta Archive, for which she compiled an update project.