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Miguel A. López (Bienal de São Paulo God is Queer, Museo Travesti, and TEOR/éTica Former Director and Curator) at 20-22 The Ongoing Biennial

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4

Este evento será bilingüe, comenzando en español para la presentación inicial y luego pasando a conversaciones en español e inglés para la segunda parte.

Miguel A. López (Bienal de São Paulo God is Queer, Museo Travesti, and TEOR/éTica Former Director and Curator)

in conversation with FHI Social Practice Lab Director Pedro Lasch

with a response by Pete Sigal, Duke History Professor and author of many books on sexuality and colonialism in Pre-Colombian culture and Colonial Latin America.

Miguel A. López is a writer, researcher, and former Co-Director and Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica in San José, Costa Rica. His work investigates collaborative dynamics and transformations in the understanding of and engagement with politics in Latin America in recent decades. His work also focuses on queer re-articulations of history from a Southern perspective. He has published in periodicals such as Afterall, ramona, Manifesta Journal, e-flux Journal, Art in America, Art Journal, and The Exhibitionist, among others.

His recent books as author and editor include Robar la historia. Contrarrelatos y prácticas artísticas de oposición (Metales Pesados, 2017), The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War(with Ruth Estévez and Agustín Diez Fischer, REDCAT and JRP-Ringier, 2017), Agítese antes de usar. Desplazamientos educativos, sociales y artísticos en América Latina (with Renata Cervetto, MALBA and TEOR/éTica, 2016), Alianças de Corpos Vulneráveis / Alliances of Vulnerable Bodies (SESC and Videobrasil, 2015); The Obscene Death. Sergio ZevallosDrawings 1982–1987 (AMIL, 2015), and A Wandering Body. Sergio Zevallos in the Grupo Chaclacayo, 1982–1994 (MALI, 2014).

He has recently curated Social Energies / Vital Forces: Natalia Iguiñiz: Art, Activism, Feminism (1994-2018), ICPNA, Lima (2018); Balance and Collapse, Patricia Belli: Works 1986-2016, TEOR/éTica and Fundación Ortiz Gurdian, San José and Managua (2016/2017); Teresa Burga. Estructuras de aire (with Agustín Pérez Rubio) at the MALBA, Buenos Aires (2015) and the project God is Queer for the 31 Bienal de São Paulo (2014). López is co-founder of the independent art space Bisagra, active in Lima, Peru, since 2014.

Free and open to all, anywhere in the world

Registration link, and full calendar with all guests and links to bios included below

20-22 The Ongoing Biennial – A Weekly Conversation Cycle with International Curators

Every Wednesday 1-2pm (EST/GMT-5)

Jan 27th and May 5th, 2021

Organized by Pedro Lasch and the FHI Social Practice Lab with support from the Franklin Humanities I World Arts Initiative at Duke University, this Conversation Cycle is part of a larger program entitled ’20-22 The Ongoing Biennial’. In person visits with some of our guests will also be presented at a later stage in collaboration with the the AAHVS Department and the Nasher Museum of Art.

Set in the context of an unprecedented pandemic, global shutdowns, and the rethinking of every aspect of exhibition making, our remote conversations will include curators and other international arts professionals. The first year of the public program will focus on short online dialogues with individual guests. Our one hour long remote events will begin with a casual interview, focusing on the particular trajectory and ideas of each guest in the series, followed by comments from a respondent and questions from the audience. Within this format, we also hope to provide an opportunity for joint reflection on these highly unusual times. Programming for the second year will be announced at a time of greater certainty.

One-time registration at this link will give you access to all of these free and public events:



See full calendar below and click on guest names to see bios and more information for each week

Jan 27 – Ralph Rugoff

Feb 3 – Cuauhtémoc Medina

Feb 10 – Trevor Schoonmaker

Feb 17 – Candice Hopkins

Feb 24 – Lucia Pietrioiusti

Mar 3 – Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Mar 10 [Break]

Mar 17 – Andrea Giunta

Mar 24 – Yuko Hasegawa

Mar 31 – Miguel López

Apr 7 – José Roca

Apr 14 – Gabi Ngcobo

Apr 21 – Hoor Al Qasimi

Apr 28 – Rujeko Hockley

May 5 – Ruangrupa


March 31
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
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