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Miguel López

post Contributor Chief Curator TEOR/éTica and Lado V Website

Miguel A. López (Lima, 1983) is a writer, researcher, and Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica and Lado V in San Jose, 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, ArtNexus, Art Journal, and The Exhibitionist, among others. He has recently curated Frágiles. Obras de Patricia Belli, 1986-2015 at TEOR/éTica, San José (2016); Teresa Burga. Estructuras de aire (with Agustín Pérez Rubio) at the MALBA, Buenos Aires (2015); the section 'God is Queer' for the 31 Bienal de São Paulo (2014); and Losing Human Form. A seismic image of the 1980s in Latin America (with Red Conceptualismos del Sur) at the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2012-2013). Among others, recent publications include El dedo en la llaga / To Hit a Raw Nerve. Jaime Higa, 1982 - 2015 (ICPNA, 2016); Caderno SescVideobrasil 11: Alianças de Corpos Vulneráveis_ (Videobrasil, 2015); two monographic books on the queer aesthetics of Sergio Zevallos, The obscene death. Sergio Zevallos. Drawings 1982-1987 (AMIL, 2015) and A wandering body. Sergio Zevallos in the Grupo Chaclacayo, 1982–1994 (MALI, 2014); Giuseppe Campuzano. Saturday Night Thriller y otros escritos 1998–2013 (2013), a collection of writings by philosopher and drag queen Giuseppe Campuzano; a comprehensive catalogue on Peruvian conceptual artist Teresa Burga (2011, with Emilio Tarazona); and a queer issue of Argentine ramona magazine (2010, co-edited with Fernando Davis). López is co-founder of the independent art space Bisagra, active in Lima, Peru, since 2014.

Photo: Daniela Morales Lisac