David Ayala Alfonso

David Ayala-Alfonso is a Colombian Artist, Curator, and Researcher working between Bogota and London. He is Curator in Residence at FLORA ars+natura; curator at Programa Nuevos Nombres, Banco de la República in Bogotá; and part of the editorial teams of Journal of Visual Culture, Cultural Anthropology and {{em_rgencia}. Ayala-Alfonso 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 part of the art collective Grupo 0,29 and as a curator has been featured in Museos de Arte at Banco de la República in Bogota, 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.

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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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