Àngels Miralda

Àngels Miralda

Àngels Miralda (1990) is an independent curator and art critic based in Terrassa, Catalonia. Her curatorial practice can briefly be described as a secret politics of materiality – or the belief that materials contain inherent meanings and relate to global chains of geopolitics, extraction, and trade. Her recent exhibitions have drawn on art historical research on Arte Povera, neo-materialisms, and the roots of Installation Art to create parallels between artists' materials and global industry. Earthly encounters at geological edges of our world prove that margins often provide the clearest view. Miralda realised residencies and new productions with artists such as Regina de Miguel and Paul Rosero Contreras in volcanic craters and sulphuric pits. Bio-technology interacts with our world as well as our own bodies in changing and sometimes violent manners – based on this speculative sculptural futures have been imagined with artists such as Julia Varela and Andrej Škufca. With Débora Delmar, several projects have addressed matter in its consumer form as market commodity and dealt with its economic and cultural repercussions. Recent exhibitions have taken place at the Tallinn Art Hall, MGLC - International Centre for Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic in Zagreb, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chile, Museu de Angra do Heroísmo in the volcanic archipelago of the Azores, and the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. She contributes actively as a writer and art critic for publications including ArtforumCollecteurs Magazine, and Arts of the Working Class. Miralda is an avid hiker and enjoys moving through lost paths and coming across new landscapes, where walking becomes meditative practice, and where site-specificity changes sensitivities, creating entirely unique ways of thinking

Image credit: Portrait courtesy of the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga

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