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Yara Sonseca Mas_curator-in-residence 12_2017

Bild vergrößernYara Sonseca Mas; Quelle: privat

Yara Sonseca Mas; Quelle: privat

Yara Sonseca Mas is curator-in residence. The stay takes place within a partnership with the Salzburger Kunstverein and aims to spur curatorial research and discours in Salzburg.

Yara Sonseca Mas is a Spanish-born Curator and Art Historian.

Between 2006 and 2015, she was Director of Exhibitions at La Casa Encendida, Madrid. She has curated institutional exhibitions including solo and site specific projects and has commissioned artworks by emerging artists as well as coordinated various other exhibitions. She has edited publications on Antonin Artaud, John Cage, Louise Bourgeois, Arthur Rimbaud, Joseph Kosuth, Andy Warhol, among others.

In 2011, Yara Sonseca Mas curated the exhibition Beckett films at CAAC, Seville, Spain, in collaboration with the writer Javier Montes. More recently, she curated the exhibition José Antonio Suárez Londoño: Samples, 2015, which toured between La Casa Encendida, Madrid, CAPC Bordeaux, and MAMM Medellín.

In 2015-2016, she curated an exhibition of emerging artists entitled Circuitos and Circuitos-Procesos at Sala de Arte Joven, Comunidad de Madrid and LABoral, Gijón.

Her most recent project Amie Siegel: Double Negative was held at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, in March 2016.

Her plans for Salzburg

"Salzburger Kunstverein location by the river Salzach - the river of salt, which named the city of Salzburg- will work as a starting point of the research I would love to develop during the residency period.

The river as a concept and metaphor would be the link in between a series of talks, commissions or site specifics productions to be developed for and in Salzburger Kunstverein context. Different ideas and approaches around the Salzach can be explored: environmental issues – what our resources says about our relation to nature; historical perspectives – the rivers as an engine of cultures all over the world, the changes on its use in the past and in the current times; aesthetic and philosophical questions as well as more intimate and psychological points of view - the idea of the border, the flow of live.

Revisiting the river as a topic, core of the city life, used by the citizens and admired by tourists, can be an exciting opportunity to attract new audiences, eventually less familiar with cutting edge artistic practices. An occasion to think about interdisciplinary actions or events adding new contents and sights to the topic."


Stand: 1.12.2017, Martina Greil