Emiliano Valdés (1980)

Emiliano Valdés is a curator, editor and cultural producer based in Medellin, Colombia and Guatemala City. He is currently Chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art , Medellin and Associate Curator for the 10th Gwangju Biennale. Until recently, he was Co-director of Proyectos Ultravioleta, a multifaceted platform for experimentation in contemporary art in Guatemala City and Curator/Head of Visual Arts at the Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala where over 5 years he developed an extensive exhibitions program that transformed the artistic scene of the country. In 2012, he was the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Curatorial Fellow at dOCUMENTA (13). He has also been Temporary Exhibition Coordinator at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, (Madrid 2006-2007); Managing Editor at Contemporary Magazines, (London, 2007-2009); Co-Curator of the 8th Bienal de Artes Visuales Nicaragüenses (Nicaragua, 2011-2012); Curator of the 17th Bienal de Arte Paiz (Guatemala, 2010); Director of the seminar ‘Hábitat: Arte contexto y análisis urbano’ (Managua, 2010) as well as Artistic Director of Foto30 (2009-2010-2011), a contemporary photography and image festival in Guatemala City. Amongst his latest exhibitions are: “Serie Revisiones” at (Ex)Céntrico throughout all of 2011; ‘Mayami Son Machín’ at Gallery Diet in Miami; ‘Me asusta pero me gusta: Arte actual de Guatemala‘, at Diablo Rosso in Panamá City; ‘Hacer la historia’ at the Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española en la Antigua Guatemala; ‘Campo&Ciudad’; ‘¡Progreso!’; ‘Esa historia a la vuelta de la esquina’; ‘Luis Camnitzer: Ideas para Instalar’; and ‘Pintura: El proyecto incompleto’, amongst others.

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Education

2005 – 2006: Fundación Duques de Soria & Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, Spain
Hispanic Studies Graduate Program

1999 – 2003: Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia. Venice, Italy
Laurea in Scienze dell’Architettura. [BA in Architectural Sciences]
March 29th, 2003
* Magna cum Lauden

1997 – 1999: United World College of the Adriatic. Duino (TS), Italy
International Baccalaureate Diploma

Languages

Spanish: Mother tongue
English: Fluent (TOEFL paper based: 657/670)
Italian: Fluent
German: Intermediate

Articles and publications (selection)

Professional experience

Currently: Gwangju Biennale. Gwangju, South Korea
Associate Curator
www.gwangjubiennale.org

Currently: Proyectos Ultravioleta
Co-director
www.uvuvuv.com

February 2013 – present: Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Guatemala City
Professor. Introduction to Curatorial Practice.
www.ufm.edu

January 2009 – present: Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala –CCE/G–. Guatemala City
Curator/Head of Visual Arts
www.cceguatemala.org

February – July 2012: dOCUMENTA (13). Kassel, Germany
Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Curatorial Fellow at the Department of Maybe Education and Public Programs
www.documenta.de

October 2007 – December 2008: Contemporary Magazines. London – Panama
Managing Editor
www.contemporary-magazines.com

September 2006 – September 2007: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reína Sofía –MNCARS–. Madrid, Spain
Temporary Exhibitions Coordinator
www.museoreinasofia.es

January – September 2006: CCE/G Centro Cultural de España Guatemala. Guatemala City, Guatemala
Associate of design, publications, and communication
www.cceguatemala.org

September 2004 – September 2006: TAXI / Art, architecture, design, fashion, lifestyle Magazine. Guatemala City, Guatemala
Senior Editor

August 2003 – December 2005: Sol del Río Arte Contemporánea. Guatemala City, Guatemala
Gallery manager and Curator
www.sdr-arte.com

Recent exhibitions (selection)

Other current activities

Personal & professional references

  1. Luis Camnitzer. Artist
    camnitzer1@gmail.com
    +1 516 466 6975
  2. Luis González Palma. Artist
    luisgonzalezalma@arnet.com.ar
    +54 354 31 555512814
  3. Pablo León de la Barra. Curator
    plbarra@btopenworld.com
    +44 7759022545
  4. Chus Martínez. Chief Curator.
    El Museo del Barrio
    chus@elmuseo.org
    +49 561 7072 761 13