The Vitrum festival is delighted to represent Alba Folgado, the co-curator of the upcoming festival, who curates one of the festival’s exhibitions - “The Sharp Edge of Glass”, which will take place 7th October – 7th November in gallery “Meno parkas”, Kaunas.
“I visited Kaunas city a few years ago during a short curatorial workshop and now it is very exciting to think that I can somehow contribute to its cultural activity with this exhibition. When in Kaunas I also hope to meet local artists and practitioners. It is my desire to develop strong ties to Lithuanian contemporary art.” – says Alba Folgado, the co-curator of “Vitrum 2020 Pulse”.
Alba Folgado is a curator and independent researcher based in Uppsala, Sweden. Her practice explores the visual narratives of urban struggles and the social agency of performative practices. Additionally, she finds it important to connect with critical and non-hegemonic discourses, both within and beyond artistic representations. She has worked in collaboration with the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and with the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid. Prior to this she was part of the team of the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. Some of her recent projects include “My Friend is Here” with the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, the radio tale “Who Cares?” in the Gasworks London, “Rhythmic Encounters” in the Chalton Gallery, and “I would prefer not to” in the La Gran Gallery. Currently she is working on the development of “Aesthetics of Change”, a project about the performativity of urban struggles throughout Italy, Sweden, and Brazil. She is also the co-curator of “The New Dictionary of Old Ideas”, a touring exhibition which will travel through the Meetfactory (Prague), the Centro Centro (Madrid), the Trafo (Szczecin) and the Silk Museum (Tbilisi) in 2020. Folgado holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University Complutense of Madrid, a MA in Curating from the Royal College of Art and has participated in the curatorial research programme CuratorLab at the Konstfack University of Arts in Stockholm.