AGUSTIN PEREZ RUBIO
The Artistic Director of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) developed a diverse program around Latin American art within a post-colonial framework. Pérez Rubio will speak about his public art projects, including the extraordinary urban intervention La Democracia del Símbolo by Leandro Erlich. Moderated by Analays Alvarez Hernandez, art historian and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.
Moderated by Analays Alvarez Hernandez
About Agustín Pérez Rubio
Pérez Rubio is an art historian, art critic, and curator born in Valencia, Spain in 1972. He has a degree in Art History from the Universidad de Valencia and has curated over one hundred exhibitions at venues such as the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía in Madrid, Mucsarnok in Budapest, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo in Santiago de Compostela, SantralIstanbul in Istanbul, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Chalottenborg Kunsthalle in Copenhagen, and Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló in Castellón; and in events such as the 50th Venice Biennale, the 9th Nicaraguan Visual Arts Biennial, the Secs Pompeia – Videobrasil in São Paulo and Nuit Blanche in Toronto. Prior to his appointment at MALBA in 2014, Agustin Pérez Rubio was Director of Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC). Pérez Rubio has written a number of books on art as well as exhibition catalogues and has contributed to many art publications. He has directed countless seminars, workshops, and conferences, and given lectures at various international symposia.
After four years at MALBA, Agustín Pérez Rubio will leave his position of Artistic Director. During his tenure at MALBA, Pérez Rubio developed a diverse and pluralistic program around Latin American art, in collaboration with other local, regional and international partners, and produced a series of public programs and new publications from a critical and emancipatory perspective. He headed a two-year investigative project, which culminated in Verboamérica, a new exhibition of the collection of Latin American art co-curated with Andrea Giunta. Increasing the representation and exhibition of women artists and including projects linked to gender diversity were two central pillars of his program during his time at MALBA.
About Analays Alvarez Hernandez
Analays Alvarez Hernandez is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. Alvarez Hernandez is an art critic and curator whose focus is on contemporary issues of monument art as well as Cuban and Latin American art. Alvarez Hernandez has worked as an intern at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana and was responsible for projects at The Public Art Bureau for the City of Montréal.
LACAP acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. LACAP also gratefully acknowledges its corporate sponsors: Underline Studio, See Through Web and Steam Whistle Brewery.