Almudena Escobar López is an independent curator, programmer, archivist, and researcher from Spain. She is Time-Based Media Curatorial Assistant at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY and is currently completing her PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. Her research considers affect as an alternative collaborative approach to knowledge questioning the limits of institutional archives. She has worked at institutions such as LUX Artists’ moving image, The Academy Film Archive, the Archives of American Art, and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester. She has written for publications including MUBI Notebook, The Brooklyn Rail, Afterimage: the Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Film Quarterly, Journal of Film Preservation, Little White Lies, Desistfilm Magazine. She is member of the collective screening project On-Film, and co-programmed with Herb Shellenberger the Flaherty NYC series ‘Common Visions’ at Anthology Film Archives. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; the editorial board of InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal of Visual Culture; and the Advisory Board of Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo, NY.