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Miguel A. López

Fernanda Nogueira

Gasworks welcomes their first ever curators-in-residence, Miguel A. López (Peru) and Fernanda Nogueira (Brazil). During 2012-13, Miguel is invited curator at Triangle Network partner Lugar a Dudas (Cali, Colombia) and both he and Fernanda are members of Red Conceptualismo del Sur (RCS), which recently presented Perder la forma humana. Una imagen sísmica de los años ochenta en América Latina (Losing the Human Form. A Seismic Image of the 80s in Latin America) at the Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. Whilst at Gasworks, they will give a talk on 9 July and carry out research in London and the UK, with a view towards contributing to Gasworks’ future programme of exhibitions and events.

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Miguel A. López is a Peruvian writer, curator, researcher and artist whose work investigates collaborative dynamics and transformations in the understanding of and engagement with Latin American politics in recent decades. He has been part of the artists run space and collective Espacio La Culpable in Lima, Peru (2006-2008) and has written about deviant practices, gender dissidence, and queer re-articulations of history from a Southern perspective.

He is currently working on a forthcoming book and exhibition at the Lima Art Museum (Nov 2013) on the drag performances and representations by Peruvian-German artist Sergio Zevallos (Grupo Chaclacayo, 1983-1994) amidst the armed conflict between communist subversive groups and the Peruvian government during the 1980s.

Recent exhibitions curated by López include “Pulso Alterado”, co-curated with Sol Henaro, MUAC-UNAM, Mexico D.F., 2013; “Losing the Human Form. A seismic image of the 1980s in Latin America”, co-curated within Red Conceptualismos del Sur, MNCARS, Madrid, 2012; and “Die chronologie der Teresa Burga”, cocurated wih Emilio Tarazona and Dorota Biczel, WKV Stuttgart, 2011.

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Fernanda Nogueira is a Brazilian researcher, translator, literary critic, and member of Southern Conceptualisms Network since 2008. She is interested in proposals from art and literature addressed to gender dissidence between the 70's and 80’s in Brazil and the connections between the practices of the Brazilian Poem/Process movement and the mail art network which have used different poetic and political tactics to resist military dictatorships in Latin America.

She received her Master's degree in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the University of Sao Paulo, in Museums Studies and Critical Theory from the Independent Studies Program at MACBA, and from October 2013 she will take part in the PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

Nogueira is part of the curatorial and research team of the exhibition “Losing the Human Form. A seismic image of the 1980s in Latin America”, which took place in the Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid) between October 2012 and March 2013. She is also a member of the research group “Intellectuals Networks: Art and Politics in Latin America”, supported by The Getty Foundation, that currently has an exhibition at the University of Tres de Febrero Museum in Buenos Aires. Her interviews, articles and reviews have been published in journals such as ramona (Buenos Aires), Arte & Ensaios (Rio de Janeiro), Artecontexto (Madrid), ERRATA (Bogota), Tercer Texto (Lima), among others.