Critic and curatorial residency program from Nice

Stay of Ruth Estévez from 2 to 7 April 2018

ACROSS #18 – April 2018

Ruth Estévez (Bilbao, Spain) is a curator, writer and stage designer.

Her curatorial approach is highly influenced by her interest in the historical relationship between theater and the visual arts. She likes to challenge the possibilities of the exhibition format pushing the boundaries of timing and materiality as well as the methodologies of production and presentation.

Ruth Estévez is currently gallery director and curator at REDCAT, an interdisciplinary art space founded by CalArts in Los Angeles. At REDCAT she has worked with artists including Javier Téllez, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Allora & Calzadilla, Pedro Barateiro, Quinn Latimer, Héctor Zamora, Andrés Jaque among many others, and curated group exhibitions and public programs as Agency (Assembly: Before and After the Split Second Recorded) related to issues of copyright protection in ephemeral practices; Hotel Theory (2015), (curated with Sohrab Mohebbi) focusing on the performance of theory in contemporary art; Chalk Circles (2017), (an exhibition co-curated with Jose Luis Blondet), analyzing acting methodologies in the 20th century based on mixed traditions of movement and gesture, as well as pedagogic models. Most recently she opened a project dedicated to the unexplored theatrical work of groundbreaking Latin American artist León Ferrari. Exhibition that will travel to PAMM in Miami, and in its performative shape to MNCARS in Madrid (2018). Ruth Estévez has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues and art publications, and has independently organized exhibitions in Spain, France, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.

Before REDCAT she was the Chief Curator at the Carrillo Gil museum in Mexico City, where she also founded LIGA, Space for architecture, a non-for-profit platform focused on experimentation in architecture and urbanism. With LIGA, she recently curated (in collaboration with Wonne Ickx) the exhibition Spaces without Drama (2017) at the Graham Foundation in Chicago, an exhibition exploring the relationship between architecture and theater.

Ruth Estévez was born in Bilbao, Basque Country, although she considers Mexico City, where she lived for almost 12 years her second home. Currently she lives in Los Angeles, USA.