Marina Reyes Franco
Marina Reyes Franco (b. San Juan, 1984) is currently a curator at the Museum de Arte Contemporáneo Puerto Rico (MAC). She co-founded La Ene, a museum as critical project which has become mobile after 8 years based in Buenos Aires. Some recent projects include Watch your step / Mind your head at ifa Galerie-Berlin; The 2nd Grand Tropical Biennial, co-curated with Pablo León de la Barra, Stefan Benchoam and Radamés Juni Figueroa (2016), A Summer in Puerta de Tierra, an exhibition and day outing in a San Juan neighborhood in response to the policies of population displacement and tourism focus in the area (2015); Calibán, a selection of Puerto Rican contemporary artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Juan (2014) and Sucursal, an exhibition of the collection of La Ene, at the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, co-curated with Gala Berger, Sofía Dourron and Santiago Villanueva (2014), as well as numerous exhibitions at La Ene while she was director. Research interests include the work of Esteban Valdés, artistic and literary manifestations on the frontier of political action, new museology, and the impact of tourism in cultural production. She received the 2017 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean, and was nominated for ICIs 2014 Independent Vision Curatorial Award.
Image: Victoria Tomaschko. Curator’s Perspective: Marina Reyes Franco Tuesday, January 23, 2018 78:30pm NYU Steinhardt Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building 34 Stuyvesant Street, off 9th St between 2nd and 3rd Ave. New York, NY 10003 FREE and open to the public As part of ICIs Curators Perspectivean itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curatorsMarina […]read more »
Image Credit: Felipe Romero Curatorial Intensive Symposium: Mexico City Monday, July 7, 2014 11am6pm Museo Jumex Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303 Colonia Granada Extension 11529 Mexico D.F. FREE and open to the public Join ICI and the participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City on Monday, July 7 for a daylong public symposium where […]read more »
Marina Reyes Franco reflects on her research trip to The Bahamas, its colonial history, the hotel industrial complex, and the impact of tourism on cultural production.read more »
Marina Reyes Franco, recipient of the 2017 CPPC Travel Award, writes about the history of the Panama Canal, urban development of Panama, and artists whom she met during her trip.read more »
Marina Reyes Franco, recipient of the 2017 CPPC Travel Award, writes in-depth about her research trip to Trinidad.read more »