︎ 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 Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art postgraduate programme (London) 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 am director and curator of the experimental and artistic archive A Movement to Hold, member of the visual arts counselling board of Kulturskaparådet (Uppsala Region) and guest curator at the art space Köttinspektionen (Uppsala). 

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 curatorial team of Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. Some of my recently curated exhibitions and projects include: Thorn in the Mud at Ateljéföreningen Hospitalet (Uppsala); RUSMUS in various public spaces of Uppsala Region, Mobil Ung Salong at Uppsala Konstnärsklubb; A Tale of Resistance and Spatial Imagination at Uppsala KonstmuseumStaging 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 Konsthall C 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 also 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). Additionally, I am working for the development of Aesthetics of Change, a long-term project and research about the performativity of urban struggles throughout Italy, Sweden and Brazil. 

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 (Spanish Cultural Action) with a grant for the internationalization of Spanish Culture.