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, Art in America, Journal of Visual Culture, and Manifesta Journal, among others. He has recently published the books Robar la historia: Contrarrelatos y practices artísticas de oposición (Metales Pesados, 2017), and 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). As part of his work in TEOR/éTica, in 2016 he launched the “Local Writings. Critical Positions from Central America, the Caribbean, and their diasporas” book series focus on writers, art historians, curators and thinkers since 1960s that have changed the way art is seen and made. 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, Structures of Air (with Agustín Pérez Rubio) at MALBA, Buenos Aires, 2015; the God is queer section of the 31st São Paulo Biennial (2014); and Losing the Human Form. A Seismic Image of the 1980s in Latin America at Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2012-2013 (collective curatorship by Red Conceptualismos del Sur). 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 Curators International.
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