On Monday, March 7th, the Department of Media Study's PLASMA (Performances, Lectures, And Screenings in Media Art) will feature a remote-lecture by ALMUDENA ESCOBAR LÓPEZ, media art curator, archivist, and researcher.
ALMUDENA ESCOBAR LÓPEZ is an independent curator, archivist, and researcher from Galicia, Spain. She is the Assistant Curator of Media Arts at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) in Rochester, where the exhibition she curated, Sky Hopinka: Memories of Movement, is on view until July 17, 2022. Her work focuses largely on coloniality, anti-ethnography, visual historiography, and artistic practices that propose alternative ways of understanding territoriality.
As a guest curator, Almudena has curated and co-curated film and video series which have been presented at Anthology Film Archives, Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá, UnionDocs, ICDOCS, Visual Studies Workshop, Cineteca Nacional de México, Alternative Film/Video, among others. Her writing has been published at MoMA Magazine, Walden, Vdrome, Vertical Features, MUBI Notebook, The Brooklyn Rail, Afterimage, Film Quarterly, and Desistfilm Magazine, among other publications and catalogs. Since 2017 she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Visual Studies Workshop, and the Advisory Board of Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center in Buffalo, NY. She was program advisor of the 2020 edition of Art of the Real at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and is the curator of Cinema of Sensations, an exhibition that will present the work of José Val del Omar at the Museum of Moving Image in New York with the support of the Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Almudena is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Visual and Cultural Studies program at the University of Rochester. With Sky Hopinka, she is the co-curator of the 2022 Flaherty Film Seminar.
Brief remarks addressed to the students who are enrolled in PLASMA as a course will begin at 6:00 PM sharp. ALMUDENA ESCOBAR LÓPEZ's presentation will begin at 6:10 pm EST.
As always, PLASMA lectures are free and open to the UB community and the public.
PLASMA is sponsored by the University at Buffalo's Department of Media Study and funding is provided by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The series is curated by Dr. Paige Sarlin, Assistant Professor of Media Study, in collaboration with Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center.
For more information: https://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/media-study/news-events/plasma.html
The recordings of previous presentations can be found on MediaStudy@UB's PLASMA 2021 YouTube Channel.