︎ folgadoalba@gmail.com

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

My practice digs into the visual narratives of social movements and uprisings. Additionally, I find important to connect with critical and non hegemonic discourses, both within and beyond artistic representations.

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 have been part of Curatorlab 19/20 at Konstfack University for the Arts (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 and upcoming projects include: Mobil Ung Salong at Uppsala Konstnärsklubb; A Tale of Resistance and Spatial Imagination at Uppsala Konstmuseum; Staging Struggles in Köttinspektionen (Uppsala); Scope for Action with Hablarenarte (Madrid); The Public Oven with the support of Region Uppsala; My Friend is Here in collaboration with KonsthallC and the Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm); The sharp edge of glass in Meno Parkas gallery (Kaunas); Who Cares? A radio tale in Gasworks (London); Rhythmic Encounters in Chalton Gallery (London); and I would prefer not to in La Gran gallery (Valladolid). I have been co-curator of the touring exhibition The New Dictionary of Old Ideas, which was developed in collaboration with Meetfactory (Prague), hablarenarte (Madrid), Trafo (Szczecin) and Silk Museum (Tbilisi). Currently, I am working for the development of Aesthetics of Change, a project about the performativity of urban struggles throughout Italy, Sweden and Brazil. Additionally I am initiator and director of the experimental archive A Movement to Hold, and member of the visual arts counselling board of Kulturskaparådet (Uppsala Region).

I have been curator in residency at Sant Andreu Contemporani (Barcelona), Konstdygnet (Sweden), 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.