Florencia Portocarrero 2017/18
‘Curators in Residence’ grant scheme organised by KfW Stiftung in collaboration with DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme
Florencia Portocarrero (Lima, 1981) is a researcher, writer and curator. She obtained her BA in Clinical Psychology at the “Catholic University of Peru”, where she also received her MA in Psychoanalytical Theory. During the 2012/2013 Portocarrero participated in de “De Appel Curatorial Programme” in Amsterdam and in 2015 she completed a MA in Contemporary Art Theory at “Goldsmiths University” in London, where she graduated with honours. Portocarrero regularly collaborates with contemporary art magazines, such as Artishock and Terremoto; and has contributed with her writings on art and culture in numerous publications. In Lima, she works as a Public Program Curator at “Proyecto AMIL”, and is a Co-Founder of “Bisagra”, one of the few independent art spaces in the city.