Claudia Arozqueta


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I am an arts historian, curator and writer currently based in Sydney. My current scholar and curatorial focus  is the use of  vital signs and bio-sensing technologies in visual, media and sound arts.

I am currently preparing a book about the aesthetics of vitality, as part of my doctoral research in Art History and Theory at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Previously, I earned an MA in Media Art Histories at Donau-Universität Krems, Austria

My research has been published in international academic journals such as Leonardo, Artnodes, The Journal of Science and Technologies of the Arts, Seismopolite, etc. I contribute regularly to Art-Agenda and Artforum, and I have published extensively in magazines and newspapers, such as Art21, Flash Art, Artslant, The Moscow Times, etc.

For several years I have organized exhibitions as guest curator in diverse spaces (Blue Star Museum in San Antonio, USA; Manila Biennale, Philippines; National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow; Muca Roma, Mexico City; Artspace Auckland, New Zealand) and as Director of Enjoy Public Art Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand.

Also, my interest in experimental historical narratives and public space led me to found and curate Modelab, a curatorial initiative that has organized temporary site-specific interventions in various cities.  

I have been a casual lecturer at Victoria University in Wellington and Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico.  I have delivered critics, workshops and lectures at Garage Center of Contemporary Culture, Moscow; Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, New Zealand; Soma Mexico, Mexico City; Austrian Association of Women Artists (VBKÖ), Vienna; among others.

I have been curator and writer in-residence at Sala Diaz-Casa Chuck, San Antonio in 2015; Mabini Projects, Manila in 2017; Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei in 2019; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 2019.

My research has been supported by veairous international organizations, including the University of New South Wales, the Mexican Fund for Arts and Culture, the Asia New Zealand Foundation, Medibank, etc. For a complete CV click here



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