Pablo León de la Barra is an exhibition maker, independent curator, researcher, editor and blogger, and holds a PhD in History and Theories from the Architectural Association, London. He has curated, among other exhibitions, To Be Political it Has to Look Nice (2003) at apexart and Art in General in New York; PR04 Biennale (2004, co-curator) in Puerto Rico; George and Dragon at ICA (2005) at the ICA-London; Glory Hole (2006) at the Architecture Foundation-London; Sueño de Casa Propia (2007-8, in collaboration with Maria Ines Rodriguez) at Centre de Art Contemporaine-Geneve, Casa Encendida-Madrid, Casa del Lago-Mexico City, and Cordoba, Spain; This Is Not America (2009) at Beta Local in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, Yucatan and Elsewhere (2010) at the CCE in Guatemala; To Know Him Is To Love Him (2010) Cerith Wyn Evans at Casa Barragan, Mexico City; Incidents of Mirror Travel in Yucatan and Elsewhere (2011) at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Bananas is my Business: the Southamerican Way (2011, co-curated with Julieta Gonzalez) at Museu Carmen Miranda, Rio de Janeiro; MicroclimaS (2012) at Kunsthalle Zurich. León de la Barra has written for publications including: Frog/Paris, PinUp/New York, Purple/Paris, Spike/Austria, Wallpaper/London, Celeste/Mexico, Tomo/Mexico, Rufino/Mexico, Ramona/Buenos Aires, Arte al Dia/Miami, Metropolis M/Amsterdam, Numero Cero/Puerto Rico. He has participated in numerous international symposiums and conferences and is editor of his blog Centre for the Aesthetic Revolution.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.
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On July 12, Pablo León de la Barra set off from London to Nicaragua to conduct his travel research. Find out where he’s headed next.
TEOR/éTica proudly presents Novo Museo Tropical, a curatorial project by Pablo León de La Barra.Read more »