Manuel Cirauqui (b. 1978) is a curator and writer, working at the crossroads of contemporary art, design strategy, and experimental academia. He is the director of Eina/Idea, a think tank and programming platform within EINA.
Holding a degree in Philosophy from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and after a period of independent research at EHESS (École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) and INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales) in Paris, he obtained a Masters degree in Esthetics and Contemporary Art Theory from Paris Nanterre University.
Cirauqui has served as curator at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao since 2016, and is a collaborator of STARTS, an initiative of the European Commission to foster productive dialogue between science, technology, and the arts. In recent years, he has organized the major exhibitions Soto. The Fourth Dimension (2019); Architecture Effects (2018, co-curated with Troy Conrad Therrien); Henri Michaux. The Other Side (2018); Art and Space (2017); and Anni Albers. Touching Vision (2017) at the Guggenheim Bilbao, where he also oversees the institution’s Film & Video exhibitions programming.