Anita Orzes

PhD candidate at the at the Department of Art History of the Universidad de Barcelona and the Université Grenoble Alpes with a fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, linked to the research project Decentralized Modernities: Art, Politics and Counterculture in the Transatlantic Axis during the Cold War. She researches the transformation of the biennial model and the transnational networks between biennials in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.
She participated in the Theoretical Event of the 14th Havana Biennial and worked as a cultural mediator at the 53rd Venice Biennial. She was a documentalist for the exhibition Caso de estudio. España. Vanguardia artística y realidad social: 1936-1976 (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern).
She graduated cum laude in Conservation of Cultural Heritage (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 2010), and holds a MA in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture (Complutense University of Madrid, 2011) and a MA in History of Arts (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 2014).


Orzes, Anita, “An Antifascist Biennale: ‘Libertà al Cile’ in and from Venice”, Artl@s Bulletin, Purdue University, Vol. 11, no. 1, 2002, pp. 63-80.

Orzes, Anita, “Curatorial Networks: The Havana Biennial and the Biennials in the South” en Richter, Dorothee; Patel, Shwetal; Kolb, Ronald (eds.), “Contemporary Art Biennials – our hegemonic machines in states of emergency”,OnCurating, Zurich University of the Arts, no. 46, 2020, pp. 136-145.

Orzes, Anita, “Padiglioni che denunciano, riflettono ed astraggono: un’analisi critica e trasversale della partecipazione spagnola alla Biennale di Venezia (2003-2011)”, en Portinari, Stefania, Stringa, Nico (eds.), “Storie della Biennale di Venezia”, Storie dell’arte contemporanea, Università Ca’ Foscari, Vol. 4, no. 1, 2019, pp. 353 – 374.

Orzes, Anita, “‘Better to be a dog in a peaceful time, than to be a human in a chaotic period’. América latina y caribe en la 58ª Bienal de Venecia”, Red de Estudios Visuales Latinoamericanos, 9 de agosto de 2019.

Orzes, Anita “XIII Bienal de La Habana: soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible”, Exit, 6 de mayo de 2019.

Orzes, Anita, “La Bienal de Venecia y sus ciudades”, Anales de Historia del Arte, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Vol. 24, 2014, pp. 201-220.

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