Miguel A. López

Miguel A. López


MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2018




Co-Director and Chief Curator

Miguel A. López is a writer, researcher, and Co-Director and Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica in San José, Costa Rica. His work investigates collaborative dynamics and transformations in the understanding of and engagement with politics in Latin America in recent decades. His work also focuses on queer re-articulations of history from a Southern perspective. He has published in periodicals such as Afterall, ramona, Manifesta Journal, e-flux Journal, Art in America, Art Journal, and The Exhibitionist, among others. His recent books as author and editor include Robar la historia. Contrarrelatos y prácticas artísticas de oposición (Metales Pesados, 2017), The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War(with Ruth Estévez and Agustín Diez Fischer, REDCAT and JRP-Ringier, 2017), Agítese antes de usar. Desplazamientos educativos, sociales y artísticos en América Latina (with Renata Cervetto, MALBA and TEOR/éTica, 2016), Alianças de Corpos Vulneráveis / Alliances of Vulnerable Bodies (SESC and Videobrasil, 2015); The Obscene Death. Sergio Zevallos. Drawings 1982–1987 (AMIL, 2015), and A Wandering Body. Sergio Zevallos in the Grupo Chaclacayo, 1982–1994 (MALI, 2014). He has recently curated Social Energies / Vital Forces: Natalia Iguiñiz: Art, Activism, Feminism (1994-2018), ICPNA, Lima (2018); Balance and Collapse, Patricia Belli: Works 1986-2016, TEOR/éTica and Fundación Ortiz Gurdian, San José and Managua (2016/2017); Teresa Burga. Estructuras de aire (with Agustín Pérez Rubio) at the MALBA, Buenos Aires (2015) and the project God is Queer for the 31 Bienal de São Paulo (2014). López is co-founder of the independent art space Bisagra, active in Lima, Peru, since 2014.

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Program Highlights | 2018 MoMA International Curatorial Institute Convenes Curators of Modern and Contemporary Art

Highlights from the two-week intensive organized by The Museum of Modern Art with the Center for Curatorial Leadership This March, the 2018 MoMA International Curatorial Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art brought together 11 curators from institutions around the globe for a two-week leadership intensive in New York City. This fourth iteration ... Read More >