Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga
Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga is a researcher and curator in the fields of culture, art and education. She is Curator of the Post-Academic Program at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst.
Besides this, she is ARCO Madrid's Opening section curator for the 2021-23 editions; and she is a mediator for the Concomitentes (Nouveaux Commanditaires/New Patrons) project. Morandeira was previously a COOP study tutor at the Dutch Art Institute, faculty of the post-master Collective Practices Research Course at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and co-director of the escuelita department at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo—CA2M (2016-2021).
Morandeira's practice is articulated in long-standing projects of curatorial research, which materialise in different formats, structures and gestures. Notable projects are Canibalia; Be careful with each other, so we can be dangerous together; Nothing is true, everything is alive; Social Choreographies or Night Studies. Furthermore, she curates, lectures and publishes extensively on the intersections of critical theory, cultural studies, artistic and educational practices, and has also acted as a consultant to diverse pedagogical and cultural structures and programs. She holds a degree in Humanities from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and an MA in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths College.