He has developed a strong career as an art producer in Spain, working in different fields, mostly in large scale, collaborative projects. As an example, he held the position of CEO of Donostia San Sebastián 2016 European Capital of Culture, between october 2014 and june 2017, the most ambitious project he has been involved since he started working as a manager of cultural initiatives.
He also directed the International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts PHotoEspaña from 2002 until 2006 and four editions of La noche en blanco (Madrid’s Nuit Blanche), from 2007 until 2010. In 2008, he was appointed as General Coordinator of Matadero Madrid, a new centre for contemporary arts in Madrid where he worked until December 2012 when he was asked to undertake the redefinition of Conde Duque, where he worked through 2013, until he left Madrid to launch Pausa, a program of residences for artists, poets, thinkers and researchers in a rural environment.
Currently, Pablo Berástegui resides halfway between Madrid and Porto (Portugal), where he directs the project Salut au monde!, a program of exhibitions of contemporary photography focused on exploring who the Others are, those who a priori do not resemble the idea we have of ourselves, and celebrating diversity.