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Soledad García Saavedra is an art historian and curator. Since 2010, she is curator-coordinator of the Visual Arts Centre of documentation of the Cultural Centre Palacio La Moneda (CCPLM)in Santiago de Chile, where she develops programs to encourage the study of archival documents in different formats (digital or physical) through open calls, seminars, workshops and shows. Her practice crosses the work with documents, suspended or loss histories, and the capabilities to reenact into the present. Among her recent curatorial projects are shows on the resonances of the critical pop culture in South America at the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (2016) and the on-going research Magic Block, co-curated with Brandon LaBelle, examining the invisible aesthetics and poetics of the hidden, camouflaged, inmaterial and erasured (2014-current). She has been co-curator of retrospective exhibition of Chilean artists such as, Matta: Centenario 11-11-11 (CCPLM, 2011), Marta Colvin, desde el taller (Fundación Telefónica, 2007) and several collective shows with special interest on the urgent issues of unstable realities and the subjective experiences. She is co-editor of books Magic Block (2015); Essays on Visual Arts. Practices and discourses in the 70s and 80s in Chile, Vol. I –IV, (2011-2015, only in Spanish); Adam’s apple of Paz Errazuriz (2014). She regularly gives workshops and lectures on curating, memory and archives, and is currently lecturer at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile. García Saavedra holds a master degree in Curating (Goldsmiths College) and is an ICI Curatorial Intensive alumna. She lives in Santiago de Chile.
Join ICI and the 2013 Bogotá Curatorial Intensive on Saturday, November 30 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
Curatorial Intensive alumna Soledad García Saavedra, along with artists Brandon LaBelle and Cecilia Vicuña, will lead an open seminar titled Magic Studies.read more »