Blanca de la Torre
Blanca de la Torre (León, Spain. 1977). Prior to 2009, Blanca de la Torre curated exhibitions internationally in cities such as New York, Prague, London and Madrid. From 2009 to 2013, she was Chief Curator at ARTIUM, Basque Museum-Center of Contemporary Art (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain) where she organized the first European survey shows of artists such as Regina José Galindo, Katarina Zdjelar and Enrique Chagoya, as well as group shows including Video(s)torias or Montage of Attractions. At ARTIUM she directed projects with artists like Esther Ferrer, Jaime Davidovich, Santiago Sierra and Ignasi Aballí, among others. During her tenure, she conceived new exhibition programs as PRAXIS, based in recycling, process-oriented practices and DIY culture, which featured more than fifteen international artists and also the site-specific project series Grey Flag and Mutatis Mutandis.
Between 2014 and 2015, she curated a solo show by Eugenio Ampudia at the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas in Madrid, Spain. She co-curated the exhibition trilogy Invisible Violence, which showed at MoCAB (Belgrade, Serbia), ARTIUM and Salzburger Kunstverein (Salzburg, Austria). Her critical writings have been included in several international publications among which the catalogues for the Spanish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial and the Greek Pavilion for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space stand out. She has collaborated with periodicals such as INPUT (New York, USA) and Arte al Dia International (Miami, USA), among many others. She has participated in several talks, workshops, curatorial residencies and seminars held in a variety of international locations.
She recently curated There Is Only One Catch and That Is Catch 22 at Y Gallery (New York); Eugenio Ampudia: El futuro no es de nadie todavía at Centro de las Artes , Monterrey,and Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; Cromática: Tania Candiani at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico) and the group show PIGS, travelling to different European venues. She is currently developing projects for NC-Arte (Bogotá, Colombia), (MUSAC, León) or LAZNIA, (Gdansk, Poland), among others.