Clara Zarza is a specialist in Contemporary Art History and Visual Theory and has developed interdisciplinary work in literary, anthropological and philosophical studies on intimacy, identity and the autobiographical subject.
Besides teaching at IE University, she has been on the Editorial Team of the magazine, Efímera Revista since 2013 and is a member of GICELAH since January 2010, a group dedicated to the study of literary and artistic strategies within the Hispanic cultural industry in the 19th, 20th and 21st century. She recently curated the show 'Bobby Baker: Jars of Chutney' (22 February - 21 April) at La Casa Encendida, Madrid.
Clara earned her BA in Art History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an MSc in History, Theory and Display from the School of Arts, Culture and Environment, from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She has a Ph.D. in Contemporary Art, awarded with the Extraordinary Doctoral Prize 2013-2014 by Universidad Complutense de Madrid and was a Predoctoral Fellow JAEPredoc, from 2009 to 2013, at the Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences in the Spanish National Research Council (CCHS-CSIC, Madrid). She has conducted research at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis in Amsterdam, the School of Arts and Humanities at King’s College, London and the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal.