Marina Reyes Franco 2017
“Curators in Residence” grant scheme organised by KfW Stiftung in collaboration with the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa)
Marina Reyes Franco (born 1984 in San Juan/Puerto Rico, where she lives and works) is an art historian and independent curator. She received a BA in Art History from the University of Puerto Rico and a MA in Argentine and Latin American Art History at the Universidad Nacional de San Martin - Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales (IDAES-UNSAM). She is the co-founder and former director of La Ene, Nuevo Museu Energía de Arte Contemporáneo, a museum for contemporary art in Buenos Aires. A selection of recent projects include: "Procession Migration," a Papo Colo performance in the tropical forest, co-curated with Klaus Biesenbach, Armig Santos and Tiffany Zabludowicz, and organized with the support of MoMA PS1 (2017); The 2nd Grand Tropical Biennial, co-curated with Pablo León de la Barra, Stefan Benchoam and Radamés "Juni" Figueroa (2016); "A Summer in Puerta de Tierra," an exhibition and day outing in a San Juan neighborhood in response to the policies of population displacement and tourism focus in the area (2015); "Calibán", a selection of Puerto Rican contemporary artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Juan (2014) and "Sucursal" at the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, co-curated with Gala Berger, Sofía Dourron and Santiago Villanueva.
During her three-month residency at ifa Marina Reyes Franco develops an exhibition within the framework of the research and exhibition programme „Untie to Tie – On Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Societies“.
„Watch your Step / Mind your Head“
Curated by Marina Reyes Franco
With works by Irene de Andrés und Sofía Gallisá Muriente
23 June to 17 September 2017
Opening 22 June 2017, 7pm