Power 100

Most influential people in 2021 in the contemporary artworld


Miguel A. López

Curator - Preoccupied with art practices based on social and environmental care

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Photo: Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy

The artists in And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers? at Kunsthalle Wien offer resistance to the ‘anthropocentric and hetero-patriarchal urges with healing and appreciation’, López writes in his curatorial introduction. Art practices based on social and environmental care have long preoccupied him. In January the now itinerant curator left TEOR/ética, the Costa Rican nonprofit he directed, leaving him time to spread the message further afield: in May his exhibition of Peruvian photographer Flavia Gandolfo closed at the Museo de Arte de Lima, while in June the long-touring Cecilia Vicuña retrospective ended at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid. In July he opened a show at ICPNA in Lima that surveyed the early encounters between Peruvian artists and feminist discourse during the 1990s and is preparing a show of the late Sila Chanto and Belkis Ramírez, both known for their printmaking and antipatriarchal voices, at the ICA at VCU, in Richmond, Virginia, to open early next year.

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