Memory: Identities, Territories and Constructs

Thursday October 7th | 12:00 pm | Facebook and Youtube

Starting with something inherent to us as is our own cultural baggage, this roundtable aims to talk about cultural roots and territory as the starting point in the construction of identity and, therefore, of art. This doesn’t only feed but also reinvents established conceptions. Understanding culture, tradition, folklore, and territory —not as static agents in cultural change— but as small cogs in a rich and volatile ecosystem.

Gabriel Ventura

Gabriel Ventura (Granollers, 1988) is a writer. His latest books are W (2017), Apunts per a un incendi dels ulls (2020), which inspired the title of a group exhibition at MACBA, and La nit portuguesa (Contra, 2021), a chronicle of the shooting of Liberté, the latest film by Albert Serra.

Elena Medel

Elena Medel was born in Córdoba in 1985, although she lives in Madrid. She is the author of the poetry books Mi primer bikini (DVD, 2002; translated into English and Swedish), Tara (DVD, 2006) and Chatterton (Visor, 2014), collected in Un día negro en una casa de mentira (Visor, 2015). She also wrote the essays El mundo mago (Ariel, 2015) and Todo lo que hay que saber sobre poesía (Ariel, 2018). She is the director of the poetry publishing house La Bella Varsovia.

Maria do Cebreiro

María do Cebreiro Rábade Villar (Santiago de Compostela, 1976) is a writer and holds a PhD in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. She is currently a lecturer and Vice-Dean of Culture in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela. She has published ten books of poems in Galician, including O estadio do espello (1998); Nós, as inadaptadas (2001), Non queres que o poema te coñeza (2004), Os hemisferios (2006), Os inocentes (2014) and O deserto (2015), winner of the Spanish Critics' Prize. She is the author of the essays As antoloxías de poesía en Galicia e Cataluña, as terceiras mulleres (2005) and Fogar impronunciable, poesía e pantasma (2011).

Modera: Marta Ramos Yzquierdo

Independent curator. Yzquierdo has a Degree in Art History from the Universidad Complutense, a Master in Cultural Management from the Instituto Ortega y Gasset, and as a curator she is part of ICI New York. From 2003 to 2015 she lived in Chile and Brazil, where she worked in different institutions and media. Back in Spain, she has been the director of LOOP Barcelona 2017, and a resident at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome (2018-2019). She is currently a professor of Curatorial Practices of the Master of the SUR School (Univ. Carlos III, Círculo Bellas Artes), and also collaborates regularly with magazines El Cultural and A*Desk. Her projects and research revolve around the concept of work and the working conditions of artists as well as the analysis of hegemonic constructions in relation to history, time and its narratives.