Xavier Nueno studied at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and is currently a third-year PhD student in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University.
His work explores the intersection of art, technology and politics, with a particular attention to the aesthetics of information, cultural techniques and computational images. He has been awarded the European Graduate Fellowship of La Caixa Foundation (2012-14) and the Research and Creation Fellowship of Generalitat de Catalunya (2015). His first book, Napa(s). Persistir en lo inacabado [Napa(s). To Perisist in the Unfinished], published by Archivo Lafuente and Ediciones La Bahía in 2017, mobilises the archive of Catalan artist Francesc Abad to tell the entangled stories of deindustrialization in former Spanish textile cities, the dematerialization of the art object and the cultural field that emerged after the Spanish Democratic Transition.