Olga Fernández López

Assistant professor at the History and Theory of Art Department (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and visiting lecturer at the Curating Contemporary Art Department (Royal College of Art). She has contributed to the European research project, Museums and Libraries in/of the Age of Migrations, is part of the research group SUMA: Universidad + Museo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), and coordinates the group Península. Colonial processes and artistic and curatorial practices (Study Centre, Museo Reina Sofía). She previously worked as a curator at the Museo Patio Herreriano (Valladolid, Spain). She has published, among others, Symmetries and Slight Anachronisms: Speculating on Modern Art in Latin America (Museo Reina Sofía, 2013), Travesía site-specific: Institutionalidad e imaginación (Matadero, Madrid, 2011), Just What is it that Makes ‘Curating’ so Different, so Appealing (oncurating.org, 2001). She has co-convened the course Coloniality, curating and contemporary art (Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, 2012). Her research focuses on the specificities of the exhibition medium and its critical possibilities for curatorial practice.


O. Fernández López, “Simetrías y leves anacronismos. Especular sobre el arte moderno en América Latina”, en La invención concreta. Reflexiones en torno a la abstracción geométrica latinoamericana y sus legados, Madrid, Turner y Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2013, pp. 139-151. ISBN: 978-84-15427-96-4. Edición castellano-inglés.

O. Fernández López, “Travesía site-specific: Institucionalidad e imaginación”, en Once artistas en una cámara frigorífica. Conversaciones sobre la práctica sitio específico, Madrid, Matadero, 2011, págs. 21-54. ISBN: 978-84-88406-69-9. Edición castellano-inglés.

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