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Agar is a Spanish curator based at MARCO Vigo, where she recently curated Entering the work, part of a cycle of exhibitions including artists such as Wilfredo Prieto and Rubén Grilo that analyze the condition of the public as an integral part of the artwork. Agar has also curated shows with artists such as Pedro Barateiro, Carlos Bunga and Jose Dávila and as Head of Exhibitions, she coordinated projects by Thomas Hirschhorn, Tania Bruguera, Tino Sehgal and Martin Creed. With an MPhil in Art History and an MA in Museum Studies Agar’s career has moved along exhibition spaces such as Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC) or the BIACS, International Biennial of Contemporary Art Seville (2004), curated by Harald Szeemann, where she worked as Assistant Curator. Since 2008, she has been teaching a graduate level course at the University of Santiago de Compostela (MA in Contemporary Art, Museology and Criticism) and running a workshop on curating.
The exhibition presents the work of approximately ten artists, who focus on the alteration of the present through the revival of the past.read more »