María Íñigo

Maria Iñigo Clavo holds a postdoctoral Fellowship in University of São Paulo (FAPESP), is a researcher and sometimes curator, with a Ph.D in Fine Arts from Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Her theoretical work is focused on coloniality, migration, otherness, translation, curating and art in Latin America with special attention to Brazilian Art.

She is co-founder of the independent research group “Peninsula, procesos coloniales y prácticas artísticas y curatoriales” in collaboration with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. She was a researcher for the AHRC project “Meeting Margins: Transnational Art in Europe & Latin America 1950-1978”, University of Essex and University of the Arts London. Since 2008 she has been teaching at the European University of Madrid, and at the MA of Curating Latin American Art at the University of Essex, University of the Arts London and University of São Paulo, with a focus on multiculturalism, postcolonial theory, and art and politics in Latin America. Maria has co-curated exhibitions and events at Matadero Madrid, at Universidad Complutense/Medialab Madrid (with Loreto Alonso), Le Cube in Rabat the project Tradition, Translation, Tradition (with Anna Raimondo). She curated the exhibition Ruido Branco in Jaqueline Martins Gallery with artist as Bill Lundberg, Leticia Parente or Anna Bella Geiger. She has also collaborated with a variety of publications, such as Versión/sur, Concinnitas, Revista de Occidente, Bilboquet, Re-visiones, Lugar Común, Stedelijk Museum Journal, Mela* Project Publication series, de Walter Mignolo Angtology (CIDOB), El Espectador Inquieto, (CA2M), and others.


Iñigo, Clavo, M., “Statues also die, even…”, in Stedelijk Studies . Journal, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2015.

Iñigo, Clavo, M., “Illegitimate Writings: the Public Sphere in the Ethnographic Museum”, in Nash M., Chambers I. and Grechi G. (eds.), The Ruined Archive, Mela* Project. European Museums in the Age of Migration, 2014. Digital Book .

Iñigo, Clavo, M., “Preposiciones de la modernidad” (“Prepositions of Modernity”), in Barreiro López, P. and Martínez Rodriguez, F. (eds). Modernidad y vanguardia: rutas de intercambio entre España y Latinoamérica (1920-1970). Madrid: Reina Sofia Museum press, 2014. Digital Book .

Iñigo, Clavo, M., “Racificar a Historia e outros temores…”, (“Racializing history and other fears…”), in Lugar Común, Magazine of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Nomad University), 2013.

Iñigo, Clavo, M., “Friends and False Friends in the Theory and Brazilian Art in the Sixties and Seventies”, in Version Sur. Rómulo Gallegos Foundation, Caracas, n° 1, 2012.

Iñigo, Clavo, M., “Once I Thought the Project of a Country…”, in Occidente Magazine, February 2008.

Significant Publications