Curatorial Lecture: Aline Hernández

Aline Hernandez

Every academic year, S.M.A.K., Ghent University and Curatorial Studies at KASK & Conservatory School of Arts jointly organise the Curatorial Lectures series.

This year's theme of the Curatorial Lectures is 'Working with Communities' inviting people to discuss the role of curating in shaping communities and relationships. How can curatorial work expose power dynamics and offer alternative social representations?

Who is Aline Hernández?

Aline Hernández is a Mexican art historian, exhibition curator and writer. She recently became artistic director of Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht. Together with executive director Marianna Takou, she remains committed to the prefiguration of post-capitalist ways of living together through art making, artistic exhibitions and organising, while bringing a more clearly defined transdisciplinary collective and collaborative curatorial practice based on anti-/decolonial, feminist and queer approaches to commoning. She has previously worked at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) in Mexico, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art and the Real Academia de España in Roma, among others.

In addition, Hernández teaches at the HKU Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht and is a guest lecturer at St Andrews University in Scotland, where she is also doing an SGSAH-funded PhD on the spatial politics of (trans)feminist violence in contemporary Mexico. She is a member of Arts Collaboratory, a translocal ecosystem of 25 like-minded organisations in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe focusing on art practices and processes of social change through radical imagination.

Practical information
  • Thursday 7.Mar.2024.
  • 19:00-21:00.
  • Auditorium S.M.A.K., Jan Hoetplein 1.
  • The conference is free of charge.
  • More info here.
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