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David Ayala-Alfonso

David Ayala-Alfonso is a Colombian Curator, Artist, and Researcher working between Bogotá and London. He is a guest curator at the traveling exhibitions program of Independent Curators International, and part of the editorial teams of Journal of Visual Culture, Cultural Anthropology and {{em_rgencia}. Ayala-Alfonso has been Curator in Residence and Academic Coordinator at FLORA ars+natura in Bogotá, and lectured in different art schools in the US and Colombia. He has published books and articles on interface theory, Latin American art history, artist-run spaces, performance studies, visual studies, urban sociology, anthropology of education and artistic interventions in the public realm. He is also an occasional collaborator for different academic publications as a writer and a translator. Recent work as a curator and as part of the art collective Grupo 0,29 has been featured at Museos de Arte at Banco de la República in Bogotá, South London Gallery, the David Rockefeller Center at Harvard University, the BMW Guggenheim Lab, Concordia University in Montreal, Columbia College in Chicago, and Centro Cultural La Moneda in Santiago. He has been awarded the Fulbright Grant, the AICAD post-graduate Teaching Fellowship, the ICI-Dedalus Award for Curatorial Research and the Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research at SAIC. Ayala-Alfonso holds a MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Specialization in Art Education from the National University of Colombia, and is preparing publications on critical heritage, and art in the public realm to be released in 2019.

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Humboldt’s Parrot: David Ayala-Alfonso, Carlos Motta and Felipe Steinberg

Humboldt’s Parrot: David Ayala-Alfonso, Carlos Motta and Felipe Steinberg in conversation

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Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections

Never Spoken Again reflects on the birth of modern collections, the art institutions that sustain them and their contingent origin stories. Curated by Colombian curator David Ayala-Alfonso, an alumnus of ICI’s Curatorial Intensive, the exhibition is part of ICI’s new series of programs supporting emergent voices in the curatorial field.

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Curatorial Intensive New Orleans 2019

Independent Curators International (ICI), in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (CAC) and Prospect New Orleans, presents the fifth Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans.

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Becoming the Media

Becoming the Media explores the intersection between arts and politics in Colombia, specifically through the use of mass media in the second half of 20th century.

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Curating in the Public Realm

In October 2010 in New York ICI is organizing The Curatorial Intensive for emerging curators internationally who want to learn about curating in the public realm.

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