CV

Ongoing

Ensayos, founded in Tierra del Fuego in 2010, Ensayos [inquiries/essays/rehearsals] is a collective research practice. The mission of Ensayos is eco-cultural conservation work in Tierra del Fuego and other archipelagos through collaborative art, science, and community projects in partnership with existing ecological and cultural conservation initiatives. On the main isle of Tierra del Fuego, WCS Parque Karukinka, Caleta María, and Hach Saye are foundational collaborators.

ensayostierradelfuego.net

Raíz Común, a slow sisterly experiment in translation through which a group of participants – writers, scientists, and artists–learn the Selk'nam language. Taught by Hema’ny Molina, a Selk’nam leader and writer, and Fernanda Olivares Molina, the first member of the community to return to Tierra del Fuego, Chile, from which the Selk’nam were exiled in the late 19th and early 20th century. Raíz Común is made possible by a 3-year award from the Tamaas Foundation.

Raíz Común

2022

Turba Tol, Chilean Pavilion, 59th Biennale di Venezia, Italy.

Based on over a decade of eco-cultural cooperation in Tierra del Fuego, Turba Tol comes from the trans-disciplinary research practice of Ensayos and rethinks the role of art, creating growing communities oriented towards peatland conservation and coherent environmental actions.

turbatol.org

The Venice Agreement, Ocean Space TBA21, Venice, Italy.

In honor of World Peatlands Day (June 2), specialists from fields of environmental science, conservation, climate change policy, and contemporary art, plus representatives of First Nations, convened to share diverse perspectives on peatland protection. Co-organized with WCS-Chile and the Greifswald Mire Center.

The Venice Agreement

2021

Una Turba, Tenerife Espacio de Artes, Tenerife, Canarias.

Exhibition consisted of a series of odes to peatlands presented as a wall-text piece commissioned from keynote speakers of the Binational Seminar of Patagonian Peatlands (co-organized by Ensayos), a video installation of Cúcu and Her Fishes (Act One), and a series of three Ensayos-designed posters.

Una Turba

2020

Cumbre Aconcagua, MoMA, New York.

The first in a series of conferences for the newly established Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of the Art from Latin America at MoMA. Cumbre Aconcagua (Aconcagua Summit) examined how water has been owned, used, and debated in the Americas through important bodies of work by three women artists: Carolina Caycedo (Colombian), Cecilia Vicuña (Chilean), and Maria Thereza Alves (Brazilian). The conference consisted of three online conversations, or confabulaciones, between the artists and eminent theorists, historians, attorneys, and scientists: Ignacio Valero, Denise Ferreira da Silva, and Marisol de la Cadena. It concluded with an experimental publication called The Water Is the Law which focused on the complexities of the status of the water in Chile.

Cumbre Aconcagua

Cucú and her Fishes, New Museum, New York.

Director of a performance piece (inspired by María Irene Fornés’ play Fefu and her Friends) featuring collaborators from New York, Chile, Australia, and Norway, reflecting on coastal ecology and stewardship from multiple perspectives. Participants met for weekly Zoom rehearsals based on Fornés’s creative writing exercises.

Cucú and her Fishes

Hydrofeminist METitations, New Museum, New York.

As part of our digital residency at the New Museum, I curated a series of three podcasts. Drawing from Ensayos’s transdisciplinary work, these podcasts focused on waters in different archipelagic regions, including Tierra del Fuego, New York, eastern Australia, and Norway. Journalist Catalina Jaramillo guided listeners through four acts that mirrored different aspects of Ensayos’s field research: fiction, fact, somatic exercise, and care ethics. Each concluded with a song.

Hydrofeminist METitations

2019

Everything is Possibly an Oracle, Milani Gallery, Brisbane, AU.

Interdisciplinary exhibition (with Ensayos collaborators Christy Gast and Caitlin Franzmann) and residency connecting issues of coastal care in Tierra del Fuego and Queensland, Australia. Contributors included artists, marine biologists, aboriginal activists, and land stewards in the region.

Everything is Possibly an Oracle

2018

DISTANCIA, Co-director of the first (2018) and second season (2020). Premiered at the Berlin Webfest and has screened at The 8th Floor (NYC), Temporary Gallery (Cologne), Kusternes Hus (Oslo).

DISTANCIA Webseries

Precarious Symmetry, MADA Gallery, Melbourne, AU. Exhibition of work by Carolina Saquel and Ariel Bustamente, commissioned text by Michael Taussig.

Precarious Symmetry

Incidents of Travel, chartered day-long travel itinerary as format of artistic encounter with Lucy Bleach, commissioned by Latitudes (Barcelona) and the Kadist Art Foundation, Hobart.

Incidents of Travel

Lost in Translation, a multi-year project reconnecting the Yaghan community of Tierra del Fuego with source material from the Melbourne Museum anthropological collection related to their research into traditions and genealogy lost through colonial oppression. Outcomes will include an exhibition, a series of weaving workshops with Yaghan and Australian Aboriginal artists, and the repatriation of ancestral objects from the museum’s collection to the Yaghan community. Melbourne Museum, AU.

2017

Meth(odology) Lab: Making TIME, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU.

Durational performance in collaboration with Sri Lankan artist Amaara Rahem as part of the survey exhibition “Standard Length of a Miracle (The Bootleg)” by the Swedish duo Goldin+Senneby.

Meth(odology) Lab: Making TIME

2015

It’s Getting Hot Down HereFUG Gallery, New York, NY.

Led semester-long exhibition, event series, and seminar at the Bruce High Quality Foundation University focusing on interdisciplinary collaborations through the lens of Ensayos. Featuring Elizabeth Povinelli, Cecilia Vicuña, Gary Lincoff, Geir Tore Holm, Søssa Jørgensen, Carolina Saquel, Christy Gast, Randy Nygård, Carla Macchiavello, Denise Milstein, and more.

Dear Enemy, Institute of Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles, CA.

Exhibition of scents, objects, performances, and maps produced through a collaboration with Ensayos members Christy Gast (artist), Derek Corcoran (ecologist), and Giorgia Graells (biologist) at an art space that supports artists’ forays into olfactory projects. Collaborative inquiry about how to communicate with the invasive Canadian beavers to be found on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, so as to include them in the decision-making process about their own endangered future on the islands.

Dear Enemy

2014

Beyond the End, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris.

Interdisciplinary exhibition, residency, and performance series (featuring Ensayos collaborators Christy Gast, Karolin Tampere, Fabienne Lasserre, Geir Tore Holm, Søssa Jorgensen, Alfredo Prieto, Barbara Villez, Amanda Piña, Myriam Lefkowitz, Sofia Ugarte, and others) which culminated with the performance Dans La Peau du Castor at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. Additional institutional collaborators include Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Sciences Po, and Ciné 13.

Beyond the End

2012

Oro Dulce, Cuchifritos, New York, NY. Exhibition of the work of artist Francisca Benitez.

As Chief Curator of Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile I curated 20+ solo and group exhibitions at a leading contemporary art center, overseeing over 5,000 square feet of gallery spaces. Experimental, process-based exhibitions engaging the art center’s surrounding communities included Sin Título, Casa de Orates, Objetos Mágicos and Cómo Hacer de Algo Otra Cosa, and others. Coordinated major solo exhibitions of the artists Nicolas Floc’h, Melik Ohanian, and Kjartan Slettemark.

Oro Dulce

2007

THE GO-BETWEEN, Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

A series of public art projects in and around de Bijlmer, Amsterdam.

Watch This Hand, a performative event at de Appel Arts centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2006

Rotativo, Galería H10, Valparaíso, Chile. A year-long, 24-hour video program.

2005

Traveling Tales, Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, New Zealand. During my time as acting Director of New Pacific Studios, artist residency, Mt. Bruce, New Zealand, I curated this exhibition of mail art.

As Assistant Curator at Exit Art, New York, I curated and produced over twenty artistic projects, exhibitions, seminars, performances, collector’s meetings, and artist’s talks. Including The L Factor (new work by Latin American artists in New York, 2003).

2004

Becoming Giants, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Columbia University, New York. Co-curated lectures by Tacita Dean, Dan Graham, Zhang Huan, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, William Pope L., and Annie Sprinkle.

Forthcoming

Sandcastles: A Queer Femme Proposition, co-authored with gender studies scholar Nina Lykke. London, UK: Bloomsbury (under review).

Animalas del Futuro, escuchando el canto de las bichas, an essay on the ecofeminist legacies of Lygia Clark, Margarita Azurdia, and Violeta Parra in the work of Denise Ferreira da Silva, Maria Galindo, and Bárbara Santos. Cisneros Anthology on Art and Ecology in Latin American Art, NY: MoMA publications (2023)

Ode To Peat, and essay co-authored with Dr. Renee Rossini for artist Delcy Morelo´s exhibition catalogue, New York: Dia Art Foundation (October 2023).

Ongoing

Más allá del fin, interdisciplinary print periodical chronicling scholarship associated with Ensayos, co-edited with art historian Carla Macchiavello. Issues #1, 2, and 3 published by Kadist Art Foundation (Paris), BHQFU (New York) and Discipline (Melbourne), respectively. Contributors include Macarena Gomez-Barris, Ursula LeGuin, Astrida Neimanis, Juan Downey, Laura Ogden, Alejandra Mancilla, Giuliana Furci, and many more.

Más allá del fin

2023

Toxicity is Communal, poem recounting a curated dinner for Convivial Tables: The Cross Between Food And Ecology, edited by María Montero Sierra and Barbara Nardacchione, available online on TBA21 and Ocean Space website.

Turba Tol Hol-Hol, compendium of eco-feminist thought in Latin America, co-editor with art historian Carla Macchiavello. Santiago, Chile: MINCAP (August 2023).

Supercritical Collasuyo, essay co-authored with Ariel Bustamante for the book Within and Beyond Chile: Notes on Contemporary Art and Culture. NJ: Rutgers University Press (under review).

2022

Future Fiction, An Instructional Postcard and a Secret, an essay for the public program Walking with Water. Serbia: Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad.

Flamboyance: A Plumalogical Dialogue, an essay co-authored with Ariel Bustamante for Soot Breathe // Corpus Infinitum a newspaper edited by Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman for their exhibition Elemental Cinema at Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, Vancouver: Canada.

Flamboyance: A Plumalogical Dialogue

Careful Thinking: Pensar Cuidando—Henvupen Yaconso, book chapter co-authored with Indigenous Selk’nam poet Hema’ny Molina and ecologist Bárbara Saavedra for Post-Capitalist Futures, edited by Samuel Alexander, Sangeetha Chandrashekeran, and Brendan Gleeson. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Read

Ravel to unravel, conversation with Cecilia Vicuña for Balcony Magazine issue 02, New York.

Dependencies, an essay co-authored with mycologist Giuliana Furci for Insurgency of Life, a project by Goldin+Senneby at NOME.

Dependencies at NOME Read

2021

Twinning, book chapter co-authored with gender studies scholar Nina Lykke, for Sex Ecologies, edited by Stefanie Hessler and Katja Aglert. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Expectant Pacifica, book chapter co-authored with artist Carolina Caycedo for Oceans Rising, edited by Daniela Zyman. Berlin, Germany: Sternberg Press.

To Move Through the Dark Night of the Soul, article co-authored with artist Caitlin Franzmann, for Multinaturalism, Issue 8 of Art + Australia Journal.

Read

Tramposilla Infalible, a book chapter for Una cartografía extraña. Producciones narrativas entre la migración y el arte, edited by Lucía Egaña Rojas and Paulina E. Varas. Santiago de Chile: Metales pesados.

Read

A Triptych of Viral Tales, article co-authored with gender studies scholar Nina Lykke, KERB Journal of Landscape Architecture #28, Melbourne, AU.

Read

C. Putiya makara wingani (can’t stop feeling), co-authored essay with Aboriginal art historian Greg Lehman. Garland Magazine, online publication.

Read

2020

Decolonising Mourning, a co-authored essay with gender scholar Nina Lykke and Indigenous Selk’nam activist Hema’ny Molina, Australian Feminist Studies Journal 35(104): 186-201.

Read

Addressing Karukinka, a fictocritical essay on my love for an archipelago, Third Text Journal (June 2020). London, UK: Routledge.

Read

2019

Fathom, co-authored definition for the Environmental Humanities Living Lexicon, Environmental Humanities Journal (12(1): 173-178). Duke, NC: Duke University Press.

Read

Distancia: A Measure of Intimacy, PhD exegesis in Curatorial Practice from Monash Art Design and Architecture (October 2019), Melbourne, AU.

Oda a Ivette, an epistolary essay on collaboration and environmental activism, published by the Melbourne-based contemporary art journal Discipline (August 2019).

Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja, a co-authored book with the poet Cecilia Vicuña. Berlin: Errant Bodies Press.

Read

En busca de otras naturalezas, a co-authored essay with ecologist Dr. Bárbara Saavedra, for Movimientos de Tierra edited by Pedro Donoso. Barcelona: Polígrafa.

Read

The Two in the One: Cecilia Vicuña}s Pantera Negra y Yo (ii), a short reflection on why Cecilia Vicuña’s Pantera Negra y Yo (Black Panther and Me) is not just a painting, published online by post The Museum of Modern Art’s online resource devoted to art and the history of modernism in a global context.

Read

2017

The Go-Between, an epistolary fiction, The Brooklyn Rail, New York.

Read

Dear Enemy, an interdisciplinary paper on the results of the scent experiments realized at the Institute of Art and Olfaction, published in INTERCOURSE Magazine 5. Pioneer Works, NYC.

Art meets Life on a Sunday afternoon: Screenings at the Cantrills, co-authored with Tessa Laird. Garland Magazine, online publication.

Read

2016

Inflight, a performative reflection on the work “Remote Viewing” by the artist Lucy Bleach for the book Performing Mobilities. Melbourne: RMIT press.

Mestiza, entry for “An Incomplete Glossary of Latin America,” in United States of Latin America, edited by Jens Hoffman. Berlin: Sternberg Press.

2015

Interviews with Tara MacDowell and Cecilia Vicuña for The Miami Rail (fall and spring issues). Miami, FL.

Interview with Tara MacDowell Interview with Cecilia Vicuña

2014

Interviews with Bruno Latour and Thomas Hirschhorn for The Miami Rail (fall and spring issues). Miami, FL.

Interview with Bruno Latour Interview with Thomas Hirschhorn

2023

Visiting Artist Lecture with Christy Gast in the Perception Lab at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, New York.

Turba de Mangle, three-day workshop co-lead with Christy Gast for Swamp Ecologies: Summer intensive and Symposium 2023 at ICA-Miami’s Knight Foundation Art and Research Center, Florida.

“Curator’s Talk: Turba Tol Hol-Hol Tol”, Confluence MFA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

UNM Art

“Desilusión”, lecture, Hispanic Institute, Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University, NY.

“Wet, Wet, Wet”, joint lecture with Dr. Lisa Blackmore for materia, Stanford University, CA.

“Olla Común”, joint lecture with Dr. Bárbara Saavedra, Casa Ramón Power y Giralt, Para La Naturaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2022

“The Venice Agreement”, online lecture for Peat Fest, organized by Re-Peat Environmental Youth Collective, UK.

“Heart of Peat”, panelist for Women in Wetlands, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

“Peatland Enchantments”, online lecture with Ariel Bustamante for Feminist Environmental Humanities Symposium Summer at FEELed LAB KKH, University of British Columbia, Kelowna.

“What comes after apocalypse?”, Keynote lecture (online) at The Community Garden Festival, The Seedbox, Sweden.

“Peatland Enchantment”, lecture for The World Around Summit at Guggenheim Museum, New York.

2021

“Delicious Movement: A workshop with Eiko Otake”, Konstcentrum Weld, Stockholm, Sweden.

“Conservation Partnerships for Thriving Peatlands”, online speakers with the Patagonian Peatland Initiative at the COP26 Peatland Pavilion.

“Una Turba Ecofuturista”, a presentation for the online Seminario Binacional Turberas de Patagonia, Chile, organized by the WCS-Chile.

“A Rush of Troubled Stories”, writing workshop for Collective Practices Postmasters Course at KKH, Stockholm.

“Multinaturalism”, online discussion with Lauren Gower and Tessa Laird for the Melbourne Book Fair, Melbourne, AU.

2020

“Cosmological Gardens”, lecture at the Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research (CAD+SR) in partnership with the Associazione Culturale Matilde Pianciani, Spoleto, Italy.

“Ecofiction at the World’s End”, panel discussion about the web series DISTANCIA at the New Museum, New York, NY.

Guest Lecturer, California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita, CA.

“Ecofeminism”, lecture for the Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) research group; MoMA, New York, NY.

Asamblea Los Límites de la Tierra, participant on a panel on art and science residency programs; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile.

“Hablemos con el Agua”, as part of Chilean book launch of Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja, with artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña, ecologist Bárbara Saavedra, and anthropologist Francisca Fernández; Museo de la Solidaridad, Santiago, Chile.

2019

“Dreaming together/apart”, in conversation with Indigenous legal scholar Christine Black, Brisbane Free University, AU.

A Poethical Writing Workshop, Outer Space, Brisbane, AU.

“Decolonialising Mourning: On the Selk’nam ‘Hain’ and Its Layers of Lostness” (with Nina Lykke), at the Post-Humanities Hub Seminar series, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

“Alien Encounters”, Post-Humanities Hub Seminar series, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Reading of of Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja, co-authored book with artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña, Witte de With, Rotterdam.

Reading of of Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja, TEGEL, Stockholm, Sweden.

Queering the Hain (co-led workshop with Nina Lykke), Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies and the Post-Humanities Hub, Linkoping University, Sweden.

How to Build an Audience for your web series: a case study, Brunswick Public Library, AU.

“Fatal Attraction”, Beta Loca, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Queering the Hain” (with Nina Lykke), Gender Studies Department, Universidad de Chile, Santiago.

“Help! Vulnerability and art at the world's end”, Environmental Art Lecture Series, UC Santa Cruz, CA.

2018

“DISTANCIA: Presentation of a more-than-human web series”, Contemporary Ethnography Across Disciplines Conference, Santiago, Chile.

“Queering Cancer Beyond the Life/Death Hierarchy”, a joint paper with feminist theorist Nina Lykke, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, AU.

“Queering Cancer Beyond the Life/Death Hierarchy”, Konstfack, University of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden.

“Queering the Hain, a decolonising effort to re-inscribe Matriarchy in Fuegian literature” (with Nina Lykke), Monash University, Melbourne, AU.

2017

“Ensayos”, Guest panelist on The Institution in the Age of Adaptive Change (=Anthropocene), TBA21 Seminar, Lopud, Croatia.

2016

“I would prefer not”, Performance Studies international Conference: Performing Climates, Melbourne, AU.

“Avhandling/Av_handling: Dissertation through action”, staged by the artist Malin Arnell, DOCH, Stockholm, Sweden.

2014

“Justicia al Reino”, in collaboration with mycologist Guiliana Furci and the artist Nicolás Arze, Telluride Mushroom Festival, Colorado, USA.

“Ensayo #2”, Sciences Po, Paris, France.

2013

“Ensayos”, CADIC, Ushuaia, Argentina.

2011

Curator/Kurator series, at Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden.

Contemporary Art in Chile, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA.

2022

Cúcu and her Fishes at Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz Fondation des Artistes, France.

2021

Cúcu and her Fishes at Tenerife Espacio de Artes.

DISTANCIA at NgBK, Berlin, Germany.

DISTANCIA Webseries

2020

DISTANCIA Season 2 premiere at New Museum, New York, NY.

Cúcu and her Fishes at New Museum, New York, NY.

2019

DISTANCIA at Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany.

DISTANCIA at The 8th Floor, New York, NY.

DISTANCIA at Kusternes Hus, Oslo.

DISTANCIA at Håvholmer Havstuer, Norway.

DISTANCIA at Instituto Cervantes, Barcelona, Spain.

DISTANCIA at Zita Folkets Bio, Stockholm, Sweden.

DISTANCIA at CNEMA, Norköpping, Sweden.

DISTANCIA at SCAM, Paris, France.

DISTANCIA at Long Play, Melbourne, Australia.

DISTANCIA at Festival Seriesmania, Lille, France.

DISTANCIA at sala Rubén Dario, Valparaíso, Chile.

2018

DISTANCIA at Universidad de Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile.

Premiere of DISTANCIA at Sala K, Santiago, Chile.

2017

Ensayos #2 Beaver Films at Pioneer Works, New York, NY.

2016

Ensayos #2 Beaver Films at Médiathèque du FMAC, Geneva, Switzerland.

2023

Cosmic Gnosis and Peatland Passion, a lecture and a performance for Exploring the Earth as Lover: Assuming the Ecosexual Position curated by Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, Performance Space, New York.

2022

Passing Wind, a sound performance for In Search of the Pluriverse, Stichting Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Netherlands.

Transit in the House of Cancer, for El Caldo, Gessnerallee, Zurich, Switzerland.

A Cave of Uneven Experience: A sound experiment with Ariel Bustamante, Lyssningsrum at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden.

Twinning: Readings with Nina Lykke, Lyssingsrum at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.

2021

The Power Lies in the Tissue: A joint lecture with Polly Matzinger, House 28, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.

Transit in the House of Cancer, Thinking Together/Festival for Time Issues, Berlin.

Transit in the House of Cancer, Gessnerallee, Zurich, Switzerland.

2020

Cucú and Her Fishes, New Museum, New York.

2019

Bush Ladies Clowning Around, or Recalling the Unseen Infrastructures of Water, Milani Gallery, Brisbane, AU.

Las Chinas, Hear My Eyes, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, Australia.

2018

Cave Reverb with Ariel Bustamante, Polyphonic Social: The Unsingularity, Abbostford Convent, Melbourne.

Las Chinas, Polyphonic Social: The Unsingularity, Abbostford Convent, Melbourne.

Las Chinas, Hear My Eyes, Meat Market, Melbourne.

2017

Hydro-feminist metitation Inner Ear, Negative Volumes: Body Languages hosted by Liquid Architecture, Melbourne.

Running Conversations with Astrida Neimanis, Underbelly Festival Lab, Sydney.

2016

Flux with Cecilia Vicuña, The Unconformity at Flux Quarry, Queenstown, Tasmania

Climate Report from Chile, Meat Market, Performance Studies international, Melbourne.

Why Listen to Animals? Westspace, Melbourne organized by Liquid Architecture.

An Animal Response, Guild Theater, Performance Studies international.

2015

So.la, Museo de la Solidaridad, Santiago, Chile.

Dear Enemy Smell Test, Institute for Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles, CA.

So.la, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia.

Beaver Talk, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.

2014

So.la, CAGE, New York, NY.

Beyond the End, Kadist Foundation. Paris, France.

Communities in Conversation, Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden.

Dans le peau du castor, Muséum National d’Historie Naturelle, Paris, France.

Asunto Castor, Festival Cielos del Infinito, Museo Martin Gusinde, Puerto Williams, Chile.

2013

So.la, nadalokal, Vienna, Austria.

Asunto Castor: Ensayo #2, Theater Festival Cielos del Infinito, Puerto Williams, Chile.

Diálogo entre Castores, Artistas y Científicos, Festival Puerto de Ideas, Valparaíso, Chile.

2011

What’s he building in there?, Segal Center, New York.

What’s he building in there?, The Americas Society, New York.

What’s he building in there?, The Watermill Center, New York.

Curatorial Introspectionism, Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden.

Tamaas Foundation 3-year grant for Raíz Común, New York (2021 - 2023).

Honorary Associate, Museums Victoria, Melbourne (2019 - 2022).

Curatorial Advisor to Cecilia Alemani in her research for the 59th Venice Biennale (2020).

Silver Jubilee Award, Monash University, Melbourne (2016 - 2019).

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), Australia (2016 - 2019).

ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominee, New York, NY (2016).

International Guest Curator at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. Funded by Australia Arts Council (2015).

Art and Olfaction Award Finalist (2015).

Guest Curator at the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France, by invitation (2014 and 2011).

Fondart Investigación, Consejo de la Cultura y las Artes de Chile, financial support for research into the crossovers between theatre, magic, and the arts, including travel support to attend the Watermill Performance Laboratory Residency, Santiago, Chile (2010).

03-Funding, Office of Contemporary Art Norway, financial support to travel to Oslo and to participate in the workshop Looking at Life at Sørfinnset Skole/ the nord land (2009).

2nda Bienal del Fin del Mundo Visiting Critic Award, Ushuaia, Argentina (2009).

BB5 Eyes Wide Open, KW Berlin, travel grant to participate in a curatorial workshop for young curators during the Berlin Biennale 5 (2008).

Fondart Bicentenario, Consejo de la Cultura y las Artes de Chile, two-year financial support for the development of Proyecto Piloto, a program for educating young art audiences in the city of Valparaíso, Chile (2008).

Mondriaan Stichting, financial support for the project, THE GO-BETWEEN, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2007).

2023

Para la Naturaleza, yearlong creative immersive curatorial position, Las Lunas, Puerto Rico.

2022

Ensayos: Blue Assembly, Minjerribah, AU.

Ensayos: Turba Tol, Karukinka Natural Park, Tierra del Fuego.

2021

An Autoimmune Tree, artists Goldin+Senneby convene a residency in Sicily, Italy.

2020

Ensayos: Passages, New Museum, New York, NY.

2019

Sensing Salon at Performing Arts Forum, Saint Erme, France.

campoadentro/inland, Asturias and Madrid, Spain.

Sappho Room Poetry Residency, Amenia, NY.

MoMA/Cisneros Foundation Think Tank of Latin American Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ensayos: Coastal Curriculum Brisbane, Minjerribah, and Magnetic Island, AU.

Ensayos: Distancia Caleta María, Tierra del Fuego.

2018

Sensing Salon at Performing Arts Forum, Saint Erme, France.

Ensayos: Distancia Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

Ensayos: Distancia Caleta María, Tierra del Fuego.

2017

Ringstad, Skiptvet, Norway.

Coastal Curriculum, Karukinka Natural Park. Tierra del Fuego.

2016

Coastal Curriculum, Karukinka Natural Park. Tierra del Fuego.

2015

Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, AU.

Momazozo, Carizozo, NM.

Ensayos: Coastal Curriculum Karukinka Natural Park. Tierra del Fuego.

Ensayos: Beaver Issue BHQFU. New York, NY.

Ensayos: Beaver Issue Institute for Art and Olfaction. Los Angeles, CA.

2014

Ensayos: Beyond the End Kadist Art Foundation. Paris, France.

Ensayos: Yaghan Archives Museo Martín Gusinde. Isla Navarino, Chile.

2013

Sørfinnset skole/the nord land, Norway.

A.I.R. Remote, Svedje, Sweden. Funded by Swedish Ministry of Culture nadalokal, Vienna, Austria.

Ensayos: Beaver Issue, CADIC & Karukinka Natural Park. Tierra del Fuego, Chile/Argentina.

2011

Watermill Performance Laboratory, for the development of “What’s He Building in There” in collaboration with theatre director Manuela Infante.

Sørfinnset skole/the nord land, Norway.

Ensayos, Karukinka Natural Park. Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

Assistant Professor, Confluence Interdisciplinary MFA (2023 - ongoing)

Responsible for course development and all aspects of instruction. Semester long theory and practicum classes.

  • Arts & Ecology
  • Critical Thesis Advising

Para La Naturaleza, Puerto Rico

Facilitador, Rondas Ecofeministas (2023)

Responsible for course development and all aspects of instruction. Yearlong experimental theory and practicum workshops.

University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Instructor, NOMAD Interdisciplinary MFA (2020 - 2022)

Responsible for course development and all aspects of instruction. Semester long theory and practicum classes.

  • Arts & Ecology: Intro to Ecofeminism
  • Technolab: Podcasting

Victoria College of Arts Secondary School, Melbourne, Australia

Visual Arts Instructor/Mentor (2017-2019)

Responsible for course development and all aspects of instruction. Mentor to year 12 graduating students during year-long independent project development and exhibition.

  • Intro to Arts and Sciences
  • Thesis Advisor

Bruce High Quality Foundation University, NYC, USA

Fine Arts Instructor (2015)

Responsible for course development and all aspects of instruction for free, artist-run MFA program. Instruction included the production of an exhibition in collaboration with Ensayos collective and students.

  • Undisciplined Research

Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile

Instructor, MA in Creative and Artistic Research (2014)

Responsible for course development and all aspects of instruction.

  • The Body, Techniques, and Ecology

Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile

Instructor, MA in Curating (2013)

Responsible for course development and all aspects of instruction.

  • Intro to Contemporary Curating

Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Lecturer (2011)

  • Seminar on Magic

Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Instructor MA in Cultural Politics and Arts Administration (2010)

Responsible for course development and all aspects of instruction.

  • Intro to Contemporary Curating

Universidad Arcis, Valparaíso, Chile

Instructor (2008)

Responsible for course development and all aspects of instruction in undergraduate visual arts program.

  • Intro to Exhibition History
  • How to Read an Exhibition
  • Ways of Sensing
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