Claudia Arozqueta

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Claudia Arozqueta is a scholar, curator, and artist. She holds a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Previously, she earned a MA in Media Art Histories from Donau-Universität Krems in Austria.

Her writing and research have been published extensively in catalogues, books, academic journals, and international art magazines, such as Leonardo, Artforum, e-flux Criticism, Frieze, Art21, Flash Art, etc.

Arozqueta’s scholarly practice has an interest in the transdisciplinary intersections of art, science, nature, and technology. Her recent scholarship focuses on the history of media with a specialisation on the use of vital signs and technoscience in visual, media, and sound arts.

She is also interested in contemporary art and politics; public space; and experimental historical narratives. Following these interests, she founded Modelab, an artistic initiative that explores public space by attending to its past and current dynamics, with recent exhibitions and talks held at Les Traversées du Marais Festival, Paris (2019); Taipei Artist Village, Taipei (2019), Manila Biennale, Philippines (2018); Muca Roma, Mexico City (2016), etc.

From 2011-2013, she was Director of Enjoy Public Art Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand. As an independent curator, she has organized various exhibitions for international organizations and festivals, including  Blue Star Museum in San Antonio, USA; the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow; XYZ Collective in Tokyo; Artspace Auckland in New Zealand; Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo in Oaxaca; etc.

She has been a curator and writer-in-residence at the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Montréal (2023); Soma, Mexico City (2021); Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2019); Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei (2019); Mabini Projects, Manila (2017); Sala Diaz-Casa Chuck, San Antonio (2015).

Arozqueta has lived and worked in Mexico, Russia, New Zealand, and Australia.

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