Joan Robledo-Palop

Founder and CEO

An art historian, curator and noted art collector, Joan Robledo-Palop founded Zeit Contemporary Art in 2016 while he was a student and teacher at Yale University.

Joan Robledo-Palop graduated Summa Cum Laude in the History of Art from Universitat de Valencia, Spain, where he received a National Award for Excellent Academic Performance. He received a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture from the Autonomous University of Madrid in a joint program with Universidad Complutense and Museo Reina Sofia. Also, he holds an MA in European and Russian Studies from Yale University, where he wrote his dissertation on the art of Francisco de Goya.

In addition to his graduate studies, Robledo-Palop has been a Research Fellow at the Institute of History in the Spanish National Research Council – CSIC, and a Visiting Scholar at New York University. As a renowned scholar of modern and contemporary art, he has published, taught and given public lectures in institutions such as Yale, The School of Visual Arts in New York, University College Cork, Ireland, The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Centre Pompidou Málaga and The Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

Joan Robledo-Palop’s early career was defined by a pioneer research-based approach to the production of exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. He has held curatorial positions at The Fundacion Chirivella Soriano, Valencia, where he curated two ground-breaking exhibitions on Spanish art: Blanco/Negro: Sujeto, Espacio, Percepcion (2009) and Pintura, Expresionismo y Kitsch. La Generacion del Entusiasmo (2010). He has also worked for curatorial departments at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art, where he expanded his previous museum experience into the field of Photography and Museum Education.

At Zeit Contemporary Art, Joan Robledo-Palop merges his experience as a scholar, curator and art market specialist to build world-class collections of modern and contemporary art inspired by innovation and connoisseurship.