Young Curators Residency Programme

Since 2020, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo promotes the Young Curators Residency Programme Madrid. The project aims to support emerging curatorial practice while spreading knowledge of the Spanish art scene on an international level. The YCRP Madrid stems from the experience of the Young Curators Residency Programme Torino, that takes place every year in Italy since 2007.

Young Curators Residency Programme 2022 Curated by Ana Ara

Calle Montoya, 8 (Tetuán, Madrid) 28.05 – 25.06.2022

Si las palabras hablaran

The resulting exhibition features work by 13 contemporary artists: Lorea Alfaro and Jon Otamendi, Josu Bilbao, Andrea Canepa, Ivan Cichetti, Claudia Claremi, Laia Estruch, Arash Fayez, Marco Godoy, Lizette Nin, Daniela Ortiz, Adrian Schindler and Teresa Solar.
Taking the form of sculpture, video, photography, installations, and site-specific interventions, the artists’ works address issues concerning ways of communication and exchange of knowledge from diverse epistemes, bringing into question Western hierarchies and their totalizing concepts of language.
This year the exhibition venue —a former haberdashery and garage in the neighbourhood of Tetuán— is conceived as an integral part of the show itself rather than a backdrop. In this regard, it takes on special importance as it aspires to decentralize the contemporary art circuit in Madrid and bring art to new non-museum spaces.

From 28 May and throughout the whole month of June, the show will be backed up by a public programme which hopes to engage local audiences with the ideas behind the show through performance and music. Scheduled to take part in the programme are Las Caminantas Teatro, Silbatriz Pons, Tears of the Calabash (Baba Sy, Opoku and Tahirou Drabo) and Baron Ya Búk-lu, who will explore these ideas through sound, theatre and movement.

Download the booklet of the project


Emily Markert

Emily Markert is an arts professional, writer, and curator from and based in New York. She holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University in History and English with Museum Studies and Visual Arts minors, and she received her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2021. During her time at CCA, Markert held curatorial internships, fellowships, and research positions with the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, The Jay DeFeo Foundation, the CCA Libraries, and FOR-SITE Foundation. Prior to pursuing her Master’s, she was Manager of Global Communications in the Preferred department at Sotheby’s, where she worked for five years. Currently, she is a Curatorial Assistant at The Jewish Museum, New York; supports strategic projects and administration for cultural consultant András Szántó; and writes for Susan Sheehan Gallery. Markert’s curatorial practice centers on questioning whose stories have been left out of the art historical canon and why, often through a lens of social history.

Laura Castro

Laura Castro is a Dominican artist and curator based in the Dominican Republic. Through her artistic and curatorial practice, Castro investigates notions of identity, engaging with nature and history. She is co-founder and co-director of the artist-run hybrid platform Sindicato and an alumni of De Appel Curatorial Program ’20-21′ in Amsterdam, NL. Her most recent project is Dark Black, a publication in progress that revisits the history of the partition of the island of Quisqueya, present day Haiti and the Dominican Republic, to engage in its reconstruction through capacities of doubt, feeling, and imagination. Conceived from the premise of land as self, the project studies the possibility of narrative systems that transcend merely human discourse, hence affirming the multiple latent ancestries and phenomenal legacies erased by the dominating historical fables.

Ludovica Bulciolu

Ludovica Bulciolu is an Italian-French curator based in London. She is interested in how musical and folkloric traditions disseminate and unfold in the popular cultures and habits of a place. Looking at particular geographies, she is interested in how the body, as the main receptacle and creator of sound, can become a place of healing, care and resistance. Currently Associate Curator of San Mei Gallery, she also works independently with artists and institutions including Harlesden High Street. She previously worked as Director Assistant of SAM Art Projects (Paris) and Galleria Continua (Beijing). Ludovica holds a MA Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London, where she curated an online exhibition in collaboration with Gasworks; a MA in Art History of East Asian Art from Paris Sorbonne; a BA in Art History from Bordeaux University and the Lisbon NOVA University.


Ana Ara

Ana Ara is an art historian and curator based in Madrid. She has completed studies in various international institutions including the École du Louvre (Paris), the Università della Sapienza (Rome) and the Städelschule and the Goethe Universität (Frankfurt am Main). Her professional trajectory includes positions at Portikus in Frankfurt, the Curatorial Department of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel and the Exhibitions Department of the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía in Madrid and her position as Head of Programmes at Matadero Madrid. Her curatorial work includes exhibitions such as Vergüenza (La Casa Encendida, 2013), Los cuerpos dóciles (La Conservera, 2015), Pessoa. Todo arte es una forma de literatura (MNCARS, 2017), Miriam Cahn. todo es igualmente importante (MNCARS, 2019), Eco-visionarios. Arte para un planeta en emergencia (Matadero Madrid, 2019) and “Profundidad de campo” (Matadero Madrid, 2019-2021), a programme that focused on the production, screening and study of contemporary audiovisual practices.


  • Lorea Alfaro

    Lorea Alfaro is an artist based in Bilbao. Some of her recent projects are do mess with me, Artium (Vitoria, 2021); NLB, Museo de Navarra (Pamplona, 2021); 2020, Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona, 2021); Ven a mi cara, Galería CarrerasMugica (Bilbao, 2020); No lo banalices, Galería CarrerasMugica (Bilbao, 2018); <3 S P S <3, Tabakalera (San Sebastián, 2017); Tú, Fundación Museo Jorge Oteiza (Alzuza, 2017) and El mundo o nada, Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid, 2017). Since 2014 she works through the hollow brand LA (3l3a).

    Brillo real, 2019
    Light projection
    Dimensions variable
    Produced by Fundació Joan Miró

  • Jon Otamendi

    Jon Otamendi is an artist based in Bilbao. Some of his recent projects are Un año de mar (Corrubedo, 2022), 2020 (Fundació Joan Miró, 2021), Un mundo sin cualidades (Galería CarrerasMugica, 2020), 16 de mayo, Tabakalera (2020), Correspondencia palabra mundo (2019), Nube de probabilidad (Galería CarrerasMugica, 2019), Inauguración etHALL (Barcelona, 2019), Antes de la imagen, Edit. Caniche (Bilbao, 2019) and La palabra suceder, Cines Golem (Bilbao, 2017), Tabakalera’s cinema (San Sebastián, 2018).

    Brillo real, 2019
    Light projection
    Dimensions variable
    Produced by Fundació Joan Miró

  • Josu Bilbao

    Parte del habla y la oralidad persistente en algunas lenguas en extinción, para ampliarse y despegar hacia la escultura como práctica material y sensible que produce espacialidad física y sensorial. La observación de ambos estadios, como preámbulos de formalización y acuerdo, como potencias pre-lingüísticas de formas por venir, nutre un hacer que es continuo y que en la exposición se dispone a modo de actos o ecosistemas efímeros, sostenidos por medio del cuidado y de la escucha atenta a los procesos inherentes. Ha expuesto en y colaborado con Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), Halfhouse (Barcelona), etHALL (Barcelona), CarrerasMugica (Bilbao), Centro Párraga (Murcia), Centro Botín (Santander), CentroCentro (Madrid), Museo de Bellas Artes (Bilbao), entre otras.

    askiè altu, 2022
    Rubber, galvanized steel Dimensions variable Courtesy etHALL Gallery

  • Andrea Canepa

    Andrea Canepa started her studies in Fine Arts at the Universidad Católica del Perú and completed them at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Multimedia. In the year 2022 she received the Neu Start Kultur grant from the German Art Fund Foundation and in 2020 the research grant from the Senate for Culture and Europe in Berlin. In 2014 she was awarded the ARCO Community of Madrid Prize for Young Artists and in 2013 the Generaciones Prize and the Endesa Grant for Plastic Arts in Spain. She has been artist in residence at Gasworks- UK, Jan Van Eyck Academie – Netherlands, Cité des Arts – France, Bauhaus Masters’ Houses – Germany, MATADERO – Spain, Tokyo Wonder Site – Japan, Beta Local – Puerto Rico, and at Spanish Academy in Rome – Italy. She’s had solo shows at the Peruvian-American Cultural Institute (ICPNA) in Lima, Rosa Santos Gallery in Valencia, Crisis Gallery in Lima, NueveOchenta Gallery in Bogotá, Domus Artium Museum in Salamanca, the Provincial Museum of Teruel and Sant Andreu Contemporani in Barcelona. Her works are part of collections such as CA2M, IVAM, Museo Provincial de Teruel, and of foundations such as Endesa, Montemadrid, DKV and Inelcom (Spain), Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Germany) and MASM (Peru).

    Bosque, 2014
    Cross stitch on fabric 81.5x62.5x6cm
    Courtesy Rosa Santos Gallery

  • Laia Estruch

    Laia Estruch lives and works in Barcelona. She has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and also studied at The Cooper Union (New York, 2010). She received the Ciutat de Barcelona award in 2021 and the Cervezas Alhambra award in 2022. The voice and the body are the backbone of Estruch’s research, an artistic practice located halfway between sculpture and action. She has presented her projects, among other places, at MACBA, Barcelona (2012 and 2022), Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (2014), Centro Párraga, Múrcia (2016), Teatro Pradillo, Madrid (2016), Antic Teatre, Barcelona (2016), Chapelle des the Beaux-Arts, Paris (2017), at CA2M, Madrid (2017), Museo Picasso, Barcelona (2018), Fundación Botí, Córdoba (2018), CentroCentro, Madrid (2019), Fundación Joan Miró, Espai13, Barcelona (2019), Festival Sâlmon de Barcelona (2020), Festival Poesia i + a Caldes d’Estrac (2020), Festival Grec / Creació i Museus (2020), Fundació Joan Brossa de Barcelona (2020/21), La Virreina Centre de la imatge de Barcelona (2020), Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt de Madrid (2021), ‘Festival Embarrat’, Museu Trepat de Tàrrega (2021), ‘Festival Plataforma 2021’ at the Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo (CGAC) in Santiago de Compostela de Galícia (2021), Festival ‘Domingo’ at the Casa Encendida in Madrid (2021), PUBLICS (2022) in Helsinki, ARCO Fair in Madrid (2022), Centro de Arte La Panera (2022) in Lleida. She has collaborated with the educational program of MACBA since 2016 and has participated in the program In Residence, Creators in the institutes of Barcelona (2016).

    Mixtape, 2022
    Mezcla de grabaciones de audio de 3 performances de la artista

  • Arash Fayez

    Arash Fayez’s practice investigates condi- tions of displacement and notions such as statelessness, limbo, and in-betweenness. Spanning writing, performance, and video, his projects explore situations where the mind is in limbo and the body is in between; in other words, the mental and physical states resulting from being between two locations, two cultures, or two identities.

  • Marco Godoy

    After receiving a BA in Fine Arts at UCM Madrid, Godoy furthered his studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and obtained an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art (London, 2012-2014). His work has been seen in institutions and galleries including, among others, Centre Georges Pompidou, Matadero Madrid, CA2M, Stedelijk Museum in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Centro Centro, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Lugar a Dudas in Cali, MNCARS Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and Whitechapel Gallery in London. He has been artist-in-residence in Kiosko, Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Gasworks, London; Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisbon; and Zone d’Utopie Temporaire (Z.U.T.) in Athens; Launchpad lab and the British School at Rome. His work is in the collections of La Panera Art Centre in Lleida; CA2M; the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality; Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch; Hamaca; and the Creators Archive at Matadero Madrid. Godoy has received prizes and distinctions including Generaciones 2018, Loop Discovery (Mention of Honour), Circuitos de Artes Plásticas Comunidad de Madrid, Premio INJUVE and the Letrou Family Bursary.

  • Lizette Nin

    Lizette Nin is a Dominican artist born in Jimaní, a town in the southwest part of the island and next to the Dominican-Haitian border. Her work is deeply influenced and driven by research
    into her African roots; language, storytelling, social structures, food, beauty and religious beliefs. She follows the line between Africa and the Caribbean through images, videos, drawings and performance. She graduated from UASD University with a degree in advertising and after joined the Program of Independent Studies at MACBA Barcelona, BAR project and Joan Mirò Foundation. She received the Grand Prize at the Salon Biennale of Santo Domingo, DR. Currently, Nin works in Barcelona in her studio at La Escocesa, where she is developing a new line of work that combines all that it is to be Black, and the embodiment of this identity while being queer and woman.

    Love is a neurochemical con job, 2022
    Video Essay

  • Daniela Ortiz

    Daniela Ortiz conceives visual stories in which concepts of nationality, race, social class and gender are explored to expose structures of colonial, patriarchal and capitalist power. Since 2020, with the series The Rebellion of the Roots she inverts the narratives that remain as base for institutional racism and imperialism. Between ex-voto and naive art, her paintings blend ironic antiracist narratives with historical sketches depicting tropical plants that, “sequestered” in botanical gardens, confront the authorities responsible for this crime, ensuring justice. In this way, the artist instils a spirit of resistance and calls for support of existing anticolonial struggles. She has recently participated in exhibitions such as And we will harvest the knowledge of our resistance, Fondazione Sandretto, Turin, (2022); Réclamer la Terre, Palais de Tokyo, (2022); Nurtured by the defeat of the colonisers our sedes will raise, Kolnischer Kunstverein Cologne (2021); Not Fully Human, Not Human at All, Kunsthalle Hamburg & KADIST art foundation, Paris (2020-21); Her work can also be seen at the Museo Reina Sofía, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, MACBA, Sirius Art Centre, Irlanda, MUAC, Mexico, among others. She works with the gallery angels barcelona and La Veronica. The first anthological review of her career took place in 2019, Esta tierra jamás será fértil por haber parido colonos, in La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona.

    The Rebellion of Roots, no 35, 2021
    Mixed media on wood, 20x30cmeach, Courtesy Àngels Barcelona Gallery

  • Adrian Schindler

    Adrian Schindler lives and works in Madrid.
    His practice addresses the link between historical events, cultural production and state ideology, with an emphasis on their effects on subjectivities. Often collaborative, it takes the form of performances, films, installations and public encounters. His work has been presented at Cineteca, Madrid (2022), Empathy&Risk, London (2022), MACBA (2021), The Green Parrot, Barcelona (2021), Espositivo, Madrid (2021), Fabra i Coats, Barcelona (2021), Centre d’art Le Lait, Albi (2020), Mahal Art Space, Tangier (2019), Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris (2018), La Capella, Barcelona (2017) or FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (2017). He is currently an artist-in-residence at Matadero Madrid. Previous residencies include Casa de Velázquez, Madrid; Château Nour, Brussels; Superdeals, Brussels; Le Centquatre, Paris and ZK/U, Berlin. He has recently received grants from the Centre national des arts plastiques, Acción Cultural Española and the Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya. He has studied at the Institute for Art in Context, UdK Berlin, the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

    The roles (notes for a film), 2021–ongoing
    Poster series Dimensions variable

  • Teresa Solar

    Teresa Solar’s imaginary is based on the morphology of speech and, by extension, of thought. Concepts such as resistance, insulation, tightness and immunity are deve- loped through a multidisciplinary production focused on sculpture and drawing and based on the creation of multi-layered narratives. Throat, pore, hatch, tongue, pipe, her pieces are populated with connotations of connectivity and flow. Hers is a practice full of words and full of organs that create words: a talkative work that doubts itself but nevertheless wants to talk. In recent years, Solar has developed large-format installations in which families of sister sculptures vary in shape and size, creating complex ecosystems of thought. The reflection about the great stories of progress in contem- porary society are opposed to micro-narratives that have to do with her own body: sports injuries, stuttering and daily transits through her city are a fundamental part of the expressive sphere of the creator. She is currently participa- ting at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani. In 2021 she took part in the Liverpool Biennial curated by Manuela Moscoso with a public art installation at Exchange Flags titled ‘Osteoclast’. She also recently took part in KölnSkulptur #9 curated by Chus Martínez in Cologne (2017-2019) and in 2018 participated in the expedition ‘The Current’ organised by TBA21-Academy, and she conducted the workshop ‘White Whale, Palace of a Thousand Courtyards’, at Tabakalera San Sebastián. She has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Europe and in Mexico.

    Hermafrodita, 2022
    Zumaia clay, resin, body paint 48 x 65 x 46 cm
    Courtesy Travesía Cuatro Gallery

  • Claudia Claremi

    Claudia Claremi is a visual artist and filmmaker. Her practice experiments with the sensory dimension of moving images and explores the collective memory, the intangible and the structures of social order. Her films have been shown at international film festivals such as Raindance, Ann Arbor, Ji.hlava, FIC Guada- lajara, Documentamadrid or the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin. She has also received art awards such as XXI Generación 2021, XXXI Circuitos, Matadero CREA and NOEXPO, a collaboration with the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid. Graduated in Documentary Film from the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) and in Fine Arts from University of the Arts London (UK) and the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana (Cuba), she has participated in alternative programmes of studies and artistic practice such as VISIO (Lo Schermo dell’Arte, Florence), P.O.P.S. (Colectivo Ayllu, Matadero, Madrid), Campus (Latitudes, Barcelona) and La Práctica (Beta Local, Puerto Rico).

  • Ivan Cichetti

    Ivan Cicchetti’s interests move at the inter- section of education, design, community and sound. He grew up in Rimini, Italy, where he engaged with electronic music since he was a child. He studied economics at the University of Bologna. In 2007 he created “be kind,” a project that encompasses eyewear design and experimental electronic music events by young producers.
    From 2011 to 2014 he studied photography at Blank Paper School in Madrid. Together with three artists he started Espacio 7B, a flat/workshop and concert venue. In 2013 he co-created Blind, an experimental music and audiovisual event. In 2014 he co-founded the collective Espositivo, a space that includes educational programs, exhibitions, projects and residencies. Through the promotion of contemporary creation, Espositivo has become a propitious place from which to generate an ongoing dialogue between artists, professionals and the general public. In 2015 it launched the Espositivo Academy, a project born with the idea of revising the methodology of the classical Spanish academy, trying to eliminate its rigidity. In 2018 the formative offer was expanded and gave rise to Espositivo Escuela, aimed at theoretical programs on contemporary production, image creation, curatorship, criticism and analysis of thought. He has taught at Goldsmith London’s MFA, La Casa Encendida, Cra Matadero, Loop festival Barcelona, Pivô Sao Paulo, etc. He has carried out curatorial projects in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Mexico, Buenos Aires, etc. For personal reasons, due to an illness, he recently began to develop new formats of education that link art, therapy and possible differences (physical and/or mental). Through static and movement installations he tries to create spaces of collective experience linking nature, music and socio-political structures.

    Technocasa, 2022
    Dimensions variable

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