Miguel A. López
Visiting Faculty (2020)
Miguel A. López (b.1983) is a Peruvian writer, researcher, and co-director and chief curator of TEOR/éTica, a center for exhibitions, research, and publications on Central American and Caribbean contemporary art in San José, Costa Rica. His work investigates collaborative dynamics and transformations in the understanding of and engagement with Latin American politics, and feminist re-articulations of art and culture in recent decades. His texts have been published in journals such as Afterall, Artforum, E-flux Journal, ramona, Art in America, Art Journal, and Manifesta Journal, among others. He has curated "Cecilia Vicuña, a retrospective exhibition" at Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2019; "Social Energies/Vital Forces. Natalia Iguiñiz: Art, Activism, Feminism (1994-2018)" at the ICPNA, Lima, 2018; "Teresa Burga: Structures of Air" (with Agustín Pérez Rubio) at MALBA, Buenos Aires, 2015; and the "God is queer" section for the 31st São Paulo Biennial, 2014, among others. He has recently published the books Ficciones disidentes en la tierra de la misoginia (Dissident Fictions in the Land of Misogyny, Pesopluma, 2019); and The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War (together with Ruth Estévez and Agustín Diez Fischer, REDCAT and JRP-Ringier, 2017). He is co-founder of the independent art space Bisagra, active in Peru since 2014. In 2016 he received the Independent Vision Curatorial Award from Independent Curators International (ICI), New York.