Dialogues is an opportunity to explore, through the dialogue between two artists, the underlying logic behind their inclusion in the gallery.
The research undertaken by the curators of the section María de Corral, Catalina Lozano and Lorena Martínez de Corral in the gallery and artist selection, is an exercise of constructing new senses and new ways of approaching and understanding the gallery programmes.
Their view is neither generational nor geographic, it will include a look at Latin America which forms part of ARCOmadrid’s DNA and will provide an opportunity for the galleries to take risks that they might not otherwise have considered.
We will share their selection very shortly. We hope you will find it interesting.
María de Corral. Independent critic and curator.
Born in Madrid, she is an independent art critic and curator. At present, she is Coordinator of the Contemporary Art Collection (housed in the Museo Patio Herreriano de Valladolid); member of the Scientific Committee of the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía; Board of Trustees of the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza; Visual Arts Advisory Committee of the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (Ohio); KURATORIUM, Neues Museum Weserburg, (Bremen); Board of Trustees of Fundación NMAC, Montenmedio, Véjer de la Frontera: member of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad; Board of Trustees of the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo (CGAC). She co-directs Expo Actual S.L., a company specialised in the curatorship of modern and contemporary art exhibitions, the elaboration of museological and museographic projects, as well as providing an art advisory service for both the private and the institution sector.
Lorena Martínez de Corral. Independent critic and curator.
Lorena Martínez de Corral, born in Madrid, is an art historian and independent curator. A graduate in History and Geography from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Master’s Degree in the History of Art from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
She is currently Director of the Contemporary Art Collection of the Fundación Coca-Cola Juan Manuel Sainz de Vicuña (DA2 de Salamanca). Visual Arts Advisor of the Comunidad de Madrid until the end of 2013. She co-directs Expo Actual S.L., a company specialised in the curatorship of modern and contemporary art exhibitions, the elaboration of museological and museographic projects, as well as providing an art advisory service for both the private and the institution sector. She has been Co-Director of the “Escultura en Espacios Públicos” Project in the Ciudad Financiera Banco Santander in Boadilla del Monte (2002-2007). Cultural Contents Director of the Internet portal Gioconda.com (2000-2002) and Exhibitions Coordinator of Fundación Caja Madrid (1996-2000). Jury Member of the Premio Nacional de Fotografía awarded to José Manuel Ballester (2010). Jury member of the Premio de Adquisición Fundación Cañada Blanch awarded to Rubén Guerrero (2014).