Leire Vergara is an independent curator, researcher and member of Bulegoa z/b, an office for art & knowledge based in Bilbao created around a common interest in processes of historization, cultural translation, performativity, the body, postcolonialism, social theory, archival strategies and education. She has curated several public programmes and exhibitions such as The Recurring Images MACBA, Barcelona 2017 (with Pablo Martínez), The Papers of Exhibition (1977-2017), Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao 2016-ongoing (with Beatriz Cavia, Isabel de Naverán and Miren Jaio), Black or White Screen: The Power of Seeing Images Together CA2M, Madrid 2016, Dispositifs of Touching: Curatorial Imagination in the Time of Expanded Borders Trankat, Tétouan 2015, EL CONTRATO Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao 2013-2015 (with Beatriz Cavia, Isabel de Naverán and Miren Jaio), Form and Meaning Musac, León 2012-2014, Materiality (with Ines Moreira, Arne Hendriks and Aneta Szylak) Alternativa Wyspa Institute, Gdanks 2012. She has worked as chief curator at Sala Rekalde, Bilbao 2006-2009 and as co-director of D.A.E. Donostia-San Sebastián 2002-2005 (with Peio Aguirre). She has contributed as writer in art and cultural magazines, catalogues and artists’ books. She holds a PhD in (Curatorial/Knowledge) Visual Cultures, Goldsmisths College, University of London.
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