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Miguel Amado is a curator, researcher and critic. He has been senior curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, England; curator at Tate St Ives, England; and curator at the Centro de Artes Visuais in Coimbra, Portugal. He was the curator of the Portuguese Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. As a freelancer, he has also curated exhibitions and projects at various institutions and events, including apexart in New York; the Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon; Frieze Projects at Frieze London; Art Projects at London Art Fair; No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents at the X Initiative in New York and Tate Modern in London; and the 2015 edition of Foro Arte Cáceres, Spain. He has been a curatorial fellow at Rhizome at the New Museum and Independent Curators International in New York as well as a curator-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program and the Abrons Arts Center also in New York. He is a critic for Artforum and his writing has also appeared in magazines such as The Exhibitionist. He is adviser at FRAC Pays de la Loire in Nantes. He has been a lecturer, symposium organiser and jury member for organisations such as Istituto Europeo di Design in Venice; ARCO in Madrid; and Fundación Botin in Santander, Spain. He is attending the MRes in Curatorial/Knowledge at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is a graduate of the MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London. Further education includes Night School at the New Museum in New York; Innovative Leadership at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; Decolonial Summer School at the University College Roosevelt, University of Utrecht, in Middelburg, The Netherlands; Tate Intensive at Tate Modern in London; and the Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.
Barcelona-based, Portuguese curator Miguel Amado will present the results of his project as ICI’s 2013 Curatorial Fellow.read more »
This exhibition looks at the relationship between art and political activism through the lenses of Occupy.
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Developed by ICI in collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry, the Curatorial Intensive: From “Official History” to Underrepresented Narratives will examine the role of cultural production in addressing geopolitical landscapes and recent histories.read more »