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Lucía Sanromán is an independent curator and writer who lives between Mexico City and San Diego, CA. Her work investigates aesthetics in relation to efficacy in social, participatory, and process-based art practice, focusing on the correlation between art history and theory with disciplines outside of the arts. She was Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego from 2006-2011. As an independent curator, Sanromán was awarded the 2012 Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship and a 2013 Warhol Exhibition Grant for Citizen Culture: Art and Architecture Shape Policy, at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in 2014. Also that year, she curated the retrospective exhibition inSite: Cuatro ensayos de lo público, sobre otro escenario, at Proyecto Siqueiros: La Tallera, in Cuernavaca Mexico, and was co-curator with Candice Hopkins, Janet Dees and Irene Hofmann of SITE Santa Fe’s signature Biennial SITElines.2014: Unsettled Landscapes. Sanromán is an awardee of a The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Fellowship for 2014 for Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge a project by Cohabitation Strategies for the Restored Spaces Initiative at Mural Arts, Philadelphia.
ICI, in collaboration with Fundación Alumnos47, presents the second Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City.read more »
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Lucía Sanromán will present on her key curatorial projects in 2014.read more »