Manuela Moscos will discuss self-organisation and sustainable curating based on Zarigueya/Alabado Contemporáneo, a collaboration with Pablo Lafuente and Manuela Ribadeneira, exploring the collection of pre-Columbian art of the Casa del Alabado in Ecuador from the perspective of contemporary art and cultural production.
Manuela is a curator that mostly emphasizes speculative thinking and actions in order to privilege imagination. Weather organizing exhibitions, commissioning or initiating projects, she sees collaboration intrinsic to her practice. Manuela is the curator at Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, recently working with Eduardo Navarro, Nina Canell, FOS, Isamu Noguchi, Armando Andrade Tudela, Chimurenga, Wilson Diaz, Lucy Skaer, Eduardo Costa, Trevor Paglen among others artists. Manuela was the adjunct curator of la12 Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador (2014); appointed director of Capacete, Brazil (2012-2014) and the Queens International Biennial, New York (2011). Since 2010 she is Rivet, together with Sarah Demeuse, a curatorial office investigating notions of deployment, circulation, exercise, and resonance. Manuela has talked at HKW in Berlin, Sitac XI in Mexico City, Videobrasil in Sao Paulo, or Vera List Center in New York, and wrote for el Pais, Terremoto or A-desk among others. Manuela holds an MA from Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design.