︎ folgadoalba@gmail.com

(1988, Valladolid) I am a curator and independent researcher based in Uppsala.

My practice digs into the visual narratives of urban struggles and the social agency of performative practices. Additionally, I find important to explore artistic representations and their potentiality to connect with audiences beyond art institutions.

I hold a MA in Curating from the Royal College of Art postgraduate programme and a BA in Fine Arts from the University Complutense of Madrid. I am part of Curatorlab 19/20 at Konstfack (Stockholm). In 2016 and 2017 I was awarded with the Botin Foundation grant for museum and curatorial studies.

I have worked in collaboration with Moderna Museet in Stockholm and with Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid. Prior to this I was part of the team of Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. Some of my recent projects include the exhibitions My Friend is Here in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm); The sharp edge of glass in Meno Parkas gallery (Kaunas); the radio programme Who Cares? A radio tale in Gasworks (London); Rhythmic Encounters in Chalton Gallery (London); and I would prefer not to, developed for CreArt (Valladolid). Currently I am working for the development of Aesthetics of Change, a project about the performativity of urban struggles throughout Italy, Sweden and Brazil. I am also co-curator of The New Dictionary of Old Ideas, a touring exhibition that will travel through Meetfactory (Prague), Centro Centro (Madrid), Trafo (Szczecin) and Silk Museum (Tbilisi) in 2020.

I have been resident at JA.CA (Brazil), Laznia (Poland), Uzupis Art Incubator (Lithuania), Meetfactory (Czech Republic), Trafo (Poland), and my work has been supported by A/CE with a grant for the internationalization of Spanish Culture.