Más Allá de lo Real, programa especial de la 22 Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá alrededor de la especulación en el cine documental. Co-programado con Germán Ayala incluyendo el trabajo de Sky Hopinka, Ana Vaz, Ben Rivers, Lois Patiño, Basim Magdy, Gürcan Keltek y Viera Cakanyova. Una naturaleza desolada, mitos que se regeneran y una geología silente que se convierte en un mapa de un pasado presente. Un futuro que describe el presente desde lo intangible del porvenir y la sabiduría especulativa. El conocimiento occidental clasifica, define y compartimentaliza, imposibilitando otras visiones del mundo que funcionan de manera fluida y que están en constante proceso de cambio. Online como parte de la 22 Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá (entre el 27 de octubre y el 2 de noviembre de 2020)
Shamanic Materialism: Autonomous Forms of Remembrance, a series co-curated with Colectivo los Ingrávidos in dialogue with the Visual Studies Workshop film archive. Against the supposed neutrality of the chronicle, the archival documents, and the linearity of colonial history, Ingrávidos reactivate superstitions from the past. Their camera is under the spell of animals, stones, land, mountains, lakes, and cactuses counteracting the colonial violence. Twelve Frames of Relation exposes the colonial view and the link between knowledge, classification, possession and control. 24 Omens is a magical view, in praise of superstition that embraces non-objective forms of knowledge. Online at Visual Studies Workshop (from October 12, 2020 until the end of 2020).
Curator of the exhibition “Ja’Tovia Gary: Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE)” at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY (December 20, 2019 – April 5, 2020). Read the press release and the exhibition’s wall text.
La tierra que respira program in two parts:
- Cineteca Nacional de México, Mexico City (November 7, 2019): When you’re lost in the rain (2019) by Sky Hopinka; La región más transparente (2019) by Colectivo los Ingrávidos; I’ll Remember You as You Were, not as What You’ll Become (2016) by Sky Hopinka; Pirámide Erosionada (2019) by Colectivo los Ingrávidos; Anti-Objectos, o espacio sin camino ni límite (2017) by Sky Hopinka, 2017; Soldadera / Percusión Visual (2014) by Colectivo los Ingrávidos.
- La Cueva (microcinema), Mexico City (November 8, 2019): Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer (2019) by Sky Hopinka; Nos han dado la tierra (2013) by Colectivo los Ingrávidos; Dislocation Blues (2017) by Sky Hopinka; Conflagración (2017) by Colectivo los Ingrávidos
Images that Breathe: Radical Memory in Times of Amnesia, a selection of belit sağ’s work including her activist video work as a member of the video collective VideA during the early 2000s in Turkey, found footage short videos and her more recent video essay work. The screening was followed by a public discussion with belit. UnionDocs, Center for Documentary Art, New York City (September 8, 2019).
Curator of the exhibition “Kalup Linzy: Conversations wit de Churen V: As da Art World Might Turn” at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY (August 31, 2019 – December 8, 2019). To download the wall-text click here.
The division of Love including the work of Amber Bemak, Nadia Granados, and D’Angelo Madsen Minax. Baltic Analog Lab in Riga, Latvia (August 13, 2019).
Intimate Topographies including the work of Laura Huertas Millán, D’Angelo Madsen Minax, Dani and Sheilah ReStack, Rindon Johnson, Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados. Kino stovykla (Cinema Camp), Salos manor, Lithuania (August 8-11, 2019).
Manager of exhibitions during the 65th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar curated by Shai Heredia, including the work of Priya Sen, Chan Hau Chun, Rox Lee, Kazuo Hara, Shambhavi Kail, Miko Reverenza, and Trinh-Thi Nguyen. Colgate University, Hamilton NY (June 15-21, 2019).
Curatorial assistant, “Lessons of the Hour-Frederick Douglass” second exhibition within the Memorial Art Gallery’s “Reflections on Place” series of media art commissions informed by the history, culture, and politics of the City of Rochester, NY (March, 3 to May 12, 2019).
On Duty & Spirit: An Evening with Reece Auguiste including Stillness Spirit (unreleased) and Duty of the Hour (2015), On Film screening series, University of Rochester (February 28, 2019)
Jury program for The Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival (FLEX), Tampa, Florida (February 8, 2019), including the work of Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Parastoo and Faraz Anoushahpour, Laura Huertas Millán, Mounira Al Solh, Ja’Tovia Gary, Colectivo los Ingrávidos, and belit sağ.
Curator of Weightless Present, a selection of works by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, as part of The Alternative Film/Video film festival, Belgrade, Serbia (December 13, 2018).*Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) supported my participation in the Alternative Film/Video Festival through the Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the framework of Mobility grants.
Curator of Just Leave Me Alone, as part of the Curatorial Incubator v. 15, What the F**K?!: Video in the Age of Sublime Uncertainty, VTape, Toronto, ON (December 1, 2018), including the work of Larissa Sansour, Cheryl Rondeau, Serena Lee, Marnie Parrell, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Mary Kunuk, Nahed Mansour, and belit sağ.
Guest curator of the Reapropiación/Found Footage section of ULTRAcinema 2018, Xalapa, Mexico (November 22-25, 2018). The selection of the final two programs was done in collaboration with Azucena Losada and Michael Ramos Araizaga. REAPROPIACIÓN I / REAPROCIACIÓN II
Programming Committee member of the 53rd Media City Film Festival, Windsor-Detroit (November 7-10, 2018)
Curatorial assistant and project manager for the exhibition “Peter Fischli & David Weiss: The Way Things Go” curated by John G. Hanhardt as part of the Media Arts Watch initiative at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY (October 26, 2018 – August 18, 2019).
Manager of exhibitions during the 64th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar curated by Kevin Jerome Everson and Greg de Cuir Jr. Colgate University, Hamilton NY (June 16-22, 2018).
Co-Curator, with Herb Shellenberger, of Common Visions, aemi, The Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland (April 11, 2018).
Programmer of the screening The Dance of Memory / La Danza del Hipocampo (2014) by Gabriela Domínguez Ruvalcaba for the Women’s History Month Film Series 2018: Women Who Fight, The Little Theater, Rochester (March 22, 2018)
Co-Curator, with Herb Shellenberger, of Common Visions, Flaherty NYC series, Anthology Film Archives (Winter/Spring 2018)
Collective Programmer of Documentary Attunements, including a guest lecture by Pooja Rangan, Assistant Professor of English and Film and Media Studies at Amherst College, and a 16mm screening of Goodbye CP / Sayonnara CP (1972) by Kazuo Hara, On Film screening series, University of Rochester (February 19, 2018).
Manager of exhibitions during the 63rd Robert Flaherty Film Seminar curated by Nuno Lisboa, including the work of Vincent Carelli, Filipa César, and Dominic Gagnon. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (June 17 – 23, 2017).
Collective Programmer of Immigration and Displacement works by Emily Hong, Misarah Lai, and Mariangela and Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, On Film screening series, University of Rochester (April 17, 2017).
Co-programmer, with Deborah Stratman, of Thin Places: Works by Deborah Stratman, University of Rochester (April 13, 2017).
Co-Programmer of Women’s History Month Film Series 2017: Trailblazing Women, The Little Theater, Rochester (March 5-26, 2017)
Collective Programmer of Queer Longings: Narratives of Desire, works by Jenni Olson, Dani ReStack, and Jared Buckhiester, On Film screening series, University of Rochester (November 29, 2016)
Collective Programmer of Voicing On Film, works by Chantal Akerman, Mounira Al Solh, Jayce Salloum, and Mónica Savirón, On Film screening series, University of Rochester (February 18, 2016)
Collective Programmer of Ben Russell’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, with Ben Russell in person, On Film screening series, University of Rochester (April 16, 2015)
Godina & Marc on Film, screening programmed and presented by Jurij Menden, On Film screening series, University of Rochester (March 30, 2015)
Andy Warhol’s Sexy Silent Films, screening programmed and presented by Douglas Crimp, On Film screening series, University of Rochester (November 6, 2014)
Programmer of the London Spanish Film Festival Short Film Section (2012-2016)
Co-curator, with Julian Ross, of Seasons Inter View. Takashi Makino for Zipangu Fest at Apiary Studios, London, UK (November 2011)
Co-curator, with Julian Ross, of Enter the Cosmos: Takashi Makino for Zipangu Fest at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, UK (November, 2011)