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    Engel Leonardo, “Escultura para bailar merengue”, 2nd Grand Tropical Biennial, Loíza, Puerto Rico, 2016

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    Luis Camnitzer, “The Museum is a School,”, Sucursal: La Ene at MALBA, Buenos Aires, 2014

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    Michael Linares, “Wait til it Grows”, Installationsansicht, Un Verano en Puerta de Tierra, San Juan, 2015

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Marina Reyes Franco 2017

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“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

ifa-Galerie Berlin
Linienstraße 139/140
10115 Berlin

23 June to 17 September 2017
Opening 22 June 2017, 7pm

Free admission