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2018 Latin American Speaker Series: Agustín Pérez Rubio

Sur Gallery
Organizzatore dell'evento Sur Gallery

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The Artistic Director of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) developed a diverse program around Latin American art within a post-colonial framework. Pérez Rubio will speak about his public art projects, including the extraordinary urban intervention La Democracia del Símbolo by Leandro Erlich. Moderated by Analays Alvarez Hernandez, art historian and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.

Presented in partnership with Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art.

$6 LACAP Members,
$8 Prefix Photo subscribers, students & seniors
$12 Regular


Pérez Rubio is an art historian, art critic, and curator born in Valencia, Spain in 1972. He has a degree in Art History from the Universidad de Valencia and has curated over one hundred exhibitions at venues such as the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía in Madrid, Mucsarnok in Budapest, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo in Santiago de Compostela, SantralIstanbul in Istanbul, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Chalottenborg Kunsthalle in Copenhagen, and Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló in Castellón; and in events such as the 50th Venice Biennale, the 9th Nicaraguan Visual Arts Biennial, the Secs Pompeia – Videobrasil in São Paulo and Nuit Blanche in Toronto. Prior to his appointment at MALBA in 2014, Agustin Pérez Rubio was Director of Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC). Pérez Rubio has written a number of books on art as well as exhibition catalogues and has contributed to many art publications. He has directed countless seminars, workshops, and conferences, and given lectures at various international symposia.

After four years at MALBA, Agustín Pérez Rubio will leave his position of Artistic Director. During his tenure at MALBA, Pérez Rubio developed a diverse and pluralistic program around Latin American art, in collaboration with other local, regional and international partners, and produced a series of public programs and new publications from a critical and emancipatory perspective. He headed a two-year investigative project, which culminated in Verboamérica, a new exhibition of the collection of Latin American art co-curated with Andrea Giunta. Increasing the representation and exhibition of women artists and including projects linked to gender diversity were two central pillars of his program during his time at MALBA.


Analays Alvarez Hernandez is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. Alvarez Hernandez is an art critic and curator whose focus is on contemporary issues of monument art as well as Cuban and Latin American art. Alvarez Hernandez has worked as an intern at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana and was responsible for projects at The Public Art Bureau for the City of Montréal.


The Latin American Speakers Series aims to contextualize contemporary art within Canada as well as enrich our understanding of the art from both the continent and the Diaspora through lectures, audio-visual presentations, group critiques with local artists, workshops and online interviews.

The Latin American Speakers Series is presented by Latin American Canadian Art Projects and is curated by Tamara Toledo.


LACAP gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, and Business for the Arts. LACAP also acknowledges its corporate sponsors: Underline Studio and See Through Web as well as the support of the City of Toronto through section 37.

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Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art