Miguel A. López (he/him) is a writer and curator, joining the TBA team in December 2022 for its third edition. In his practice, he focuses on the role of art in politics and public life, collective work and collaborative dynamics, and queer and feminist rewritings of history. Prior to joining TBA, Miguel worked as chief curator, and later co-director, at TEOR/éTica (Costa Rica) from 2015 to 2020.In 2019, he curated the retrospective exhibition “Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure” at the Witte de With (now Kunstinstituut Melly), Rotterdam, which traveled to Mexico City, Madrid, and Bogota. For 2023-2025, he is preparing a new, more comprehensive retrospective entitled “Cecilia Vicuña. Dreaming Water,” that will first open at Fine Arts Museum of Chile, and then travel to MALBA – Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires, Pinacoteca Museum of São Paulo, Brazil, and other venues.
Other recent curatorial projects include “Sila Chanto & Belkis Ramírez: Aquí me quedo / Here I Stay” en el ICA-VCU, Richmond (2022), “Hard To Swallow. Anti-Patriarchal Poetics and New Scene in the Nineties” at ICPNA, Lima (2021), “and if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?” at the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2021), and “21 Bienal de Arte Contemporânea SESC_Videobrasil. Comunidades Imaginadas” at SESC, São Paulo (2019). He is the author of Ficciones disidentes en la tierra de la misoginia [Dissident Fictions in the Land of Misogyny] (2019), and co-editor of The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War (2017). His texts have been published in journals such as Afterall, Artforum, e-flux Journal, Art in America, Journal of Visual Culture, Manifesta Journal. He was a recipient of the 2016 Independent Vision Curatorial Award.