La Escocesa has created the studio visits programme to promote and make visible the work of La Escocesa's resident artists and to activate a space for professional exchange based on hospitality and dialogue between artists and curators. As a way of taking advantage of the flows and resources that are constantly moving in the so-called art world, each month we will invite various agents working in the local context or passing through Barcelona.
These visits are also a pretext to talk about working conditions in the art sector and to think about issues related to professionalisation, sustainability and the generation of related networks.
Until now, the profesionals invited have been:
(1988, Florida) Curator, artist and writer. He is the founding director of Cordova, a curatorial project initiated in 2016 in Vienna, currently located in Barcelona. From 2015-2019 he worked at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. He received his MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths in 2015, and BFA in Photography and Art History from SCAD in 2010. His writing has appeared in publications including Rhizome, Mousse, Spike and Texte Zur Kunst. He has edited / co-edited three publications: Tyler Coburn: Richard Roe, Allan Sekula: OKEANOS and Mario García Torres: An Arrival Tale, all published by TBA21 and Sternberg Press. Recent curatorial residencies include HIAP in Helsinki in 2018 and SOMA in Mexico City in 2019. Some recent projects include Sung Tieu: Clock Against Idealism, at Cordova and Treunos y Luz, a public program about god and belief at La Casa Encendida.
(Barcelona, 1974) Artistic director of La Capella and independent curator. His projects have been shown in contemporary art spaces such as Caixaforum Barcelona (2008), Matadero Madrid (2010), the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona (2012-2013), Fabra i Coats Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2014), the EAC - Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo de Montevideo, Uruguay (2015), Bòlit Centre d'Art Contemporani de Girona (2016), Tabacalera Madrid (2020) or the Centre d'Art La Panera de Lleida (2022). Between 2017 and 2019 he was curating a traveling project on the MACBA collection through different spaces dependent on the Diputació de Barcelona, and was co-curator of the Uruguay Pavilion at the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale in 2019. He has just published the book Art emergent: la collita i el viatge, an essay on emerging artistic practices in Catalonia.
Curator, editor and researcher. A graduated from the PEI - Independent Studies Program at MACBA, Barcelona, he holds a PhD from the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, London. Since 2010 he has organized exhibitions and public programs, his own and commissioned, at MACBA, Barcelona; The Showroom, London; X Bienal Centroamericana, Costa Rica; Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao; Tabakalera, San Sebastián; CA2M, Madrid; among others. He is currently a Research Associate (2020-2023) at AZ Alhóndiga Bilbao.
From September 19 to October 2 he is in Barcelona for a stay at El Niu, the new curatorial residency at The Green Parrot.
(Cali, 1983) She has written essays and articles for various catalogs and media, including the Guggenheim USB Map Global Art Initiative, for Terremoto Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas, for A * desk Critical Thinking, and in the catalog Cale, Cale, Cale edited by Juan Canela and Tabakalera San Sebastián. She has curated exhibitions in Colombia, including the 14th Salón Regional de Artistas zona pacífico, together with Juan Sebastián Ramírez, and the Referentes section of ARTBO 2016 with Pablo León de la Barra. She has edited publications for curatorial projects, and has produced experiments in art criticism and fiction such as El blanco Móvil, published by the Colombian Ministry of Culture in 2013. Part of her work focuses on the creation of mobile curatorships through what has been called "danceable lectures", working from the body-space-movement-rhythm relationship. Hegelian Dancers is a book that compiles some ideas in relation to this practice. She co-founded in Cali La Nocturna, a platform to experiment with discursive and pedagogical formats, and La casa en el aire, a space to think about educational programs through art for children and families.
Curator and writer whose practice explores the metabolic encounters between natural, social and poetic structures of knowledge. His work attends to intimate epistemologies traversed by notions of ecology, love and resilience, often based on an inquiry into other possible forms of existence and radical otherness. As a curator he has participated in exhibitions and projects at FUTURA, Prague; Serpentine Galleries, London; Fundación Botín, Santander, CAAC, Vilnius, or documenta fifteen, among others. His texts have appeared in publications such as Mousse, Frieze or Terremoto, as well as in various catalogs and publications. He is currently co-editing (with INLAND Campo Adentro) the book Microbiopolitics of Milk (Sternberg Press, 2022).
Díaz is director of fluent, an organization dedicated to contemporary art that produces and shows cycles of exhibitions, texts and public programs.
Interdisciplinary artist, choreographer, curator and academic. He is a professor at the University of Cape Town, where he directs the Institute of Creative Arts (ICA). He is the designer and curator of the ICA Live Art Festival in Cape Town (initiated in 2012) and Infecting the City, a public art festival (launched in 2007). Both events feature artists from across the African continent. Jay Pather is a performative arts consultant for the Africa 2020 season, as well as for numerous art projects in Venice, Munich and Madrid. He publishes widely and has notably directed with Catherine Boulle the important book Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa (2019). Among his most recent productions: The Firebird (2016-2018). Jay Pather was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters in 2017.
He is currently in Barcelona doing a curatorial residency at The Green Parrot.
about The Green Parrot:
Small-scale organisation dedicated to producing and exhibiting contemporary art practices alongside artists. Since its opening in 2014, it has established itself as a reference for non-profits with a series of exhibitions, publications, and activities with local and international practitioners. The project has also been in residency at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies from 2017-2019 producing a series of programmes and events in collaboration with other institutions and the City Council. Their aim is to create a space for dialogue and exhibitions in the city of Barcelona by working closely to artists and thinkers.
Art Nou is the emerging art festival of Barcelona and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, with which we present an extensive program of exhibitions and activities of young creators in galleries and independent spaces. Among their activities, they organize a series of visits for professionals to different production and research centers.
Curator, cultural producer, and writer with a specific interest in intellectual, political and artistic aspects of decoloniality within the arts, and culture. Her curatorial practice is nurtured by the urgency to broaden and disseminate epistemologies and cultural production from systemically racialized and marginalized perspectives, and from the Global South.
Recent exhibition projects include our spatial stories live in performative futures (2022) curated at HANGAR, Lisbon, this is a love poem, (2021) curated at EXILE Gallery, Vienna for the international contemporary arts festival Curated by (Austria) and Breaking Translation(s) (2021) an online exhibition for HANGAR, Lisbon (Portugal). Upcoming exhibition projects will be the curation of Black Tales, a multimedia sound installation by artists Mónica De Miranda and Xullaji for Refuge, the 4th edition of the Lagos Biennale 2023 (Nigeria).
She articulates and brings curatorial and theoretical reflections through writings including art reviews and interviews for Ocula, Terremoto, The Sole Adventurer, The Kitchen, NYC, and Nka: The Contemporary African Art Journal, and publication commissions.
She currently works as a Curator and Special Projects Producer at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham (UK).
Social scientist and curator based in Berlin and Barcelona. Her curatorial practice is focused on experimental, transdisciplinary and collaborative strategies and on urban and public spaces. Marenka is the curatorial director of feldfünf e.V. (since 2018), a transdisciplinary cultural platform for collaborative projects. She is the curator of the art competition “Kunst im Untergrund (Art in the Underground)", she took part in BarTool#4 a project by Bar Project Barcelona and was a finalist of the SAC – International Curatorial Residency Program by Sant Andreu Contemporani (2022). Marenka is the founder of the online residency x-temporary.org (2016-2018) and was the artistic director of the art festival "Whenever the Heart Skips a Beat" (2017). Until 2018 she was working as a curator for Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and as the coordinator of "The Silent University Hamburg“.
She studied Curatorial Studies at Städelschule Frankfurt am Main and at the Royal College of Art in London, and took part in the “Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art” program at Valand Academy-University of Gothenburg.
Art curator and independent researcher based in London. Her practice engages with aspects of visual culture and the production of curatorial knowledge, while reflecting on the capacity of processes of research, creation and collective thinking. For the past two years Darbo has coordinated the Curatorial group of the research project Absence Audience - a collective project initiated from the Practice Lab at Goldsmiths University of London that presents a diffractive case study of the 1997 Johannesburg Biennale; conceptualized and edited the photobook Route 234 together with artist Ruben Ortiz and curated Voice is Open Source, a performance by artist Ariadna Guiteras that explores the limits of the body and the voice, presented on the occasion of the Tate Exchange at Tate Modern. Other exhibition projects include: Tocar el Pueblo, a curatorial experiment with artists Lena Heubusch and Ariadna Guiteras exhibited at Sala Cuarto Espacio in Zaragoza and Making Love With The Things I Hate, the first solo exhibition of Spanish artist Maria de la O Garrido in London, Deptford X Gallery. Darbo is a beneficiary of the curatorial residency call Matadero Centro de Residencias, Loop, Fabra i Coats and Centre d'Arts Arts Santa Mònica. The residency will be divided in two periods: during the month of May at Fabra i Coats in Barcelona and June at Matadero in Madrid, where she will carry out a research that will culminate in a group exhibition that will take place at the Centre d'Arts Arts Santa Mònica during the month of September.
Independent curator and winner of the SAC International Curatorial Residency Program 2022. Her practice addresses socio-political issues with a focus on critical and counter-hegemonic perspectives of protest. One of her latest projects, My Friend is Here (curated with Carlota Mir), explores and problematises the legacy of long-standing feminist collective practices such as self-awareness groups. Alba has worked with international institutions such as Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Konstfrämjandet in Sweden, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Recent curatorial projects include collaborations with Konsthall C in Stockholm, Meetfactory in Prague, CentroCentro in Madrid, Gasworks in London, Uppsala Konstmuseum, hablarenarte in Madrid, JA.CA in Belo Horizonte and Meno Parkas in Kaunas. She holds an MA in curating from the Royal College of Arts in London, a BA in Fine Arts from UCM (Madrid) and has participated in the curatorial research programme CuratorLab at Konstfack University in Stockholm. Between 2016 and 2017 she received a grant from the Botín Foundation for curatorial studies and is currently a member of the board of Visual and Performance Arts in Uppsala (Sweden).