Emiliano Valdés

Curatorial Program for Research participant: (Re) Presentation in the Nordics

Emiliano Valdés (Colombia/Guatemala) has been Chief Curator at the Medellín Museum of Modern Art (MAMM) since 2015. Prior to that, he was Associate Curator for the 10th Gwangju Biennale (South Korea, 2014) and Co-Director of Proyectos Ultravioleta (2010 – 2014).

From 2009 to 2012, he was Director of Visual Arts at the Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala. In 2012, Valdés was the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Curatorial Fellow at dOCUMENTA(13) (Kassel), and has worked for institutions such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, (Madrid, 2005 – 2006), and contemporary Magazines, (London, 2006 – 2008).

He has also been Co-Curator of the 8th Bienal de Artes Visuales Nicaragüenses (Nicaragua); Curator of the 17th Bienal de Arte Paiz (Guatemala); Director of the seminar ‘Hábitat: Arte, contexto y análisis urbano’ (Nicaragua), and Artistic Director of Foto30. Recently, Valdés has organized exhibitions such as Medellín. Pulse of the City (MAMM, 2022), Time to Listen to Each Other. Manifestations of Indigenous Art in Colombia (MAMM, 2022), María Teresa Hincapié. If This Were a Beginning of Infinity (MAMM and MACBA, 2022–2023), Rodrigo Hernández. El espejo (MAMM and Museo Jumex, 2022); and Allora & calzadilla. The Night We Became People Again (MAMM, 2019).

CPR 2023: RPN brings up to 8 international curators to Finland, Norway, and Sweden from August 20th – September 8th, 2023 to research the regional art scene with the ambition to get a better understanding of the complex history and current political situation in the Nordics.

Following the program, the participating curators are invited to propose an exhibition with artists and issues they have come across during the program.

A black and white photo of a light skinned person with short hair, a beard and moustache wearing glasses and a light shirt.

Emiliano Valdés