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Michy Marxuach

Michy Marxuach lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her curatorial practice establishes a forum for dialogue and camaraderie among artists, where projects are discussed and potentiated beyond traditional exhibition spaces. She is co-founder of Beta-Local, a non-for-profit organization that supports aesthetic practices and critical thinking, which she also co-directed from 2009–15. From 1999–2005, Marxuach founded and directed M&M Projects, an alternative non-profit space dedicated to strengthening the production of contemporary art in Puerto Rico and internationally. She was the creative director of the events Puerto Rico ’04 [Homenaje al Mensajero], Puerto Rico ’02 [En Ruta] and Puerto Rico ’00 [Paréntesis en la Ciudad]. Marxuach has organized exhibitions at Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico; Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo; Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, San Juan; and Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA), Canary Islands.

Nothing Exists in a Void

Curator Michy Marxuach searches for another type of governance that isn't anthropocentric.

Nada existe en un vacío

Si hubiera leído de la carpeta que llevaba en mi bulto—que no me dio tiempo a compartir en aquel recorrido que hicimos el viernes 21 de junio de 2019 en celebración del solsticio de verano—hubiera enfatizado las siguientes oraciones de un texto de Juan Manuel Delgado: “Los indios no desaparecieron. Dejaron de registrarse como indios porque en 1808 el Gobernador Toribio Montes ordenó que fueran incluidos en la categoría de pardos libres.”

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2021

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