COLLECTION / 1945-1989 / Spain / José-Miguel Ullán Archive

1,900 works of art, publications and documents.

José-Miguel Ullán (Villarino de los Aires, Salamanca, 1944–Madrid, 2009) studied political science, social sciences and philosophy in Salamanca and Madrid. In 1966 he took up exile in Paris, where he studied at the École Pratique des Hautes Études together with Pierre Vilar, Roland Barthes and Lucien Goldmann. In Paris he also worked at the Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (ORTF), managing the Spanish broadcasts of France Culture.

In 1976 he returned to Madrid and was very active in the fields of publishing and cultural journalism fields: he founded the Poesía/Cátedra collection and the publishing house Ave del Paraíso, was a columnist at El País, worked at Radio Nacional de España and Televisión Española, and was deputy director of Diario 16, at which he created the supplement Culturas. He had ties to the world of visual art working as an exhibition curator and co-organising the Salón de los 16, as well as being part of the board of trustees of the Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo. Ullán also collaborated with painters and musicians such as Miró, Chillida, Saura, Tàpies and Luis de Pablo.

The singular and experimental character of his poetry was evident in titles such as Mortaja (1970), Maniluvios (1972), Órganos dispersos (1999) and Amo de llaves (2004). In 2008 he published Ondulaciones. Poesía reunida (1968–2007), a volume that collates all of his poetic work.

Archivo Lafuente’s José-Miguel Ullán collection is composed of more than a thousand documents including correspondence, publications, autographs, original work and projects.



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