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Clara Bolívar is a researcher and curator based in Mexico. She holds an MA in History from Universidad Iberoamericana and completed her degree in Cultural Sciences at Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana. She belongs to the third generation of the Escuela Crítica de Arte convened by Proyecto Siqueiros at La Tallera, Cuernavaca in 2017 and the 2018 generation of the Curatorial Intensive by Independent Curators International. She was a researcher at Celda Contemporánea, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Museo Nacional de Arte, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes and Centro de Documentación Arkheia from Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, where she co-curated with Elva Peniche the exhibition “Expandir los espacios del arte: Helen Escobedo en la UNAM 1961 – 1979”, 2017. In 2018, she coordinated the studies group “Political (hi)stories of objects” at the independent artist space Bikini Wax. She created together with artists and curators in self-managed spaces the “First International Encounter of Objects without People”, 2018 and the “Second International Encounter of Objects and Walls”, 2019. She coordinated the book “Objects before and after the wall: Artistic research on contemporary walls”, Festina Publicaciones and Tlaxcala3, 2020 and in 2021 she curated the online exhibition “Follow the dust” at Art at a Time Like This. Currently, she is co-director of the Tlaxcala3 Artistic Accompaniment Office with Alí Cotero and part of the GCAS Latin America collective of the Global Center for Advanced Studies.
Los participantes del Intensivo Curatorial Ciudad de México presentarán las propuestas de proyecto y exposición que han desarrollado durante el programa.read more »