Blanca de la Torre
Blanca de la Torre curates, lectures and publishes extensively on the intersections of art, cultural studies, ecology and sustainable practices, and has also acted as a consultant to diverse sustainability and cultural organizations and institutions. At this moment she is the head curator of the International Cuenca Biennial, and head of the Overview Effect Project at MoCAB Museum of Belgrade and Aula Sostenible CAAM, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno.
Up to 2009 she organized exhibitions in cities like New York, Prague, London and Madrid. From 2009 to 2014 she was chief curator for ARTIUM, the Museum-Centre for Contemporary Art of the Basque Country (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain). She has since curated exhibitions at international museums and art centers, among which we could highlight the Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria; EFA, Elisabeth Foundation Project Space, New York; the Center for the Arts of Monterrey, Mexico; the Carrillo Gil Museum in Mexico City; the Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca, Mexico (MACO); NC-Arte Bogota, Colombia; RAER, Real Academia de España en Roma, Rome, Italy; LAZNIA Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland, Exhibition Center Alcalá 31, Madrid; CentroCentro Art Center, Madrid; NGMA, National Gallery, Delhi, India; 516 Contemporary Arts Museum Albuquerque, EEUU, and the MUSAC, Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y León, where she is also part of the board of advisors.
From an approach close to eco-aesthetics and political ecology, she understands art as an instrument of knowledge to rethink and reformulate other possibilities for “the common”, and more sustainable ways of relating to the environment. She is a specialist in art and sustainability, and is focused on the role of culture in the challenge of climate change, certain models of action using Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development as a road map, and how to align cultural institutions on the path to ecoefficiency.
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