Miguel A. López
Miguel A. López (b. 1983) is a writer, researcher and Co-Director and Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica. His work investigates collaborative dynamics and feminist re-articulations of art and culture in recent decades.
His texts have been published in journals such as Afterall, E-flux Journal, Ramona, Art in America, Art Journal, Journal of Visual Culture, and Manifesta Journal, among others. He has curated exhibitions such as Social Energies/Life Forces; Natalia Iguiñiz: Art, Activism, Feminism (1994-2018) at the ICPNA, Lima, 2018; Balance and Collapse: Patricia Belli, Works 1986-2016 in TEOR/éTica, San José, and Fundación Ortiz Gurdian, Managua, 2016-2017; Teresa Burga, Air Structures (with Agustín Pérez Rubio) at MALBA, Buenos Aires, 2015; and the God is a faggot section of the 31st São Paulo Biennial (2014), among others. He has recently published the books Steal History: Counterrelations and Oppositional Artistic Practices (Heavy Metals, 2017); The Words of Others: Leon Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War (together with Ruth Estévez and Agustín Diez Fischer, REDCAT and JRP-Ringier, 2017); and Shake Before Use: Educational, Social and Artistic Movements in Latin America (together with Renata Cervetto, TEOR/éTica and MALBA, 2016).
He is a co-founder of Bisagra, an independent space active in Lima since 2014. In 2016 he was awarded the Independent Vision Curatorial Award, given every two years by Independent Curator International.
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