︎ 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 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: 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.

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.