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https://files.cargocollective.com/c67934/CV_Renata-Zas_2018.pdf


Renata Zas
b. in Buenos Aires in 1990
Argentinean / Polish


Education
Sep 2016 – Sep 2017. MA Contemporary Art Theory, University of London, Goldsmiths, London, United Kingdom.

March - Dec 2015. Artist’s Programme, Torcuato Di Tella University. Artists and Curators Programme. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

August 2009 - Nov 2013. BA Art Curating and Management, ESEADE Instituto Universitario, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Exhibition projects
Curatorial Project for Programa de Artistas UTDT Final Exhibition, Art Department, Universidad Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina [December 2015].
“En contra del instinto. Referencias internas” (Against instinct. Internal references). Artists: Iumi Kataoka, Jair Jesús Toledo, Dana Ferrari y Jazmin Saidman.

Curatorial Project for the National Cultural Centre Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires [April-May 2015].
“Zona Hadal” (Hadal Zone) proposed a horizontal working draft in art exhibition between artists, industrial designer and curator: Laura Ojeda Bär, María Crimella, Rosina Golaz & Renata Zas.

Curatorial Project for Pasto gallery, Buenos Aires. With the support of Embassy of Denmark in Argentina. [July-Octuber 2014].  “Inténtenlo en sus casas” (Try it at home). Artist: Stine Marie Jacobsen (Denmark. Lives in Berlin). Co-curated with Leandro Martínez Depietri.

Curatorial Project for Club Cultural Matienzo, Buenos Aires. [February-March 2014].
“4”. Artists: Carl Palm* (Lives and works in Stockholm) and Guido Yannitto (Born in Salta. Lives and works in Buenos Aires). Co-curated with Leandro Martínez Depietri.


Publications
The exhibition Against instinct. Internal references (2015) was published on arteBA Magazine, #01, ed. Katzenstein, Cippolini, et., Buenos Aires, Argentina, (p. 156).
Online edition: http://www.arteba.org/portfolio/arteba-revista-01/


Articles
Pulpo Delator, Renata Zas on Laura Ojeda Bar exhibition “Pupo delator” at Laboratorio Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nov 3rd, 2017, Lobo Suelto, http://lobosuelto.com/?p=12907


Academic Work
2016-2017. MA Dissertation: Lightening the Existential Vacuum. Somatic experiences in the digital era, 2017. Grade: Master of the Arts, with Distinction. Advisor: Irit Rogoff.

2012-2013. BA Dissertation: Social and political Art in 20th 21st Century: Alfredo Jaar and Santiago Sierra. Grade: Distinguished. Advisor: Maraní González del Solar.


Research
2015-2018. My dissertation topic explored some of what have been named as the Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism related to the on-going evolution of Digital media and what Franco ´Bifo´ Berardi has warned as sign alerts of desensitisation and loss of empathy. The questions I raised in my paper where embodied by five artworks from three Argentinean artists whom I work since 2015. It embraced theory and ended with new hypotheses or paths to follow in a close future. After I graduated I started a 3-month research on social media where I designed my personal avatars to experience some of the theoretical questions I exposed in my written work.

I think of myself as a contemporary art researcher who thinks in a critical way through curatorial lens. I am interested in building collaborative and horizontal networks which I tried to implement since my early exhibitions which I have called experiments



Work Experience

Sept 2017 – 2018: Independent Curator.

November – current: Pedagogy. I designed a horizontal pedagogy programme, Everything deep loves the mask, for visiting contemporary art exhibitions (currently in Buenos Aires). The activity encourages the construction of collective knowledge among conversation within an heterogenous group of people. The participants come together in order to create a possible plot allowing us to think a broader paradigm. 3 sessions (lessons) until now: Centro Cultural Recoleta, Pasto gallery and PROA Foundation.

Nov 2017: Communication advisor for Móvil (http://www.movil.org.ar/).
I designed some ideas for Móvil´s Kickstarter campaign, sponsor by ArtBasel Cities Buenos Aires, both for e-mailing and social media (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/338771557/movils-1st-catalogue?ref=hhe3pd). I also translated the press release texts.
Móvil is a contemporary art exhibition space located in Buenos Aires and directed by curators Alejandra Aguado and Solana Viamonte Molina.

May – Aug 2016. Curatorial and Research Assistant of art critique Rafael Cippolini, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Assisted on curatorial activities and research for the exhibition “Centro”, curated by Rafael Cippolini at Centro Cultural Recoleta (Recoleta Cultural Centre) Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Feb – Dec 2015. Content Advisor & Producer at the Education Department, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Ministry of Culture (CCK) Buenos Aires, Argentina. Coordinated intensive workshops and seminars on Art Education (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Performance, Music and Interdisciplinary). Carried out general research on artists and art academics working with a pedagogical basis. Edited and selected proposals for the Education Department. 

Apr 2014 – Feb 2015, General Assistant at MACHETE - Art Consulting Firm based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Managed the relationship with artists and clients and developed a Contemporary Art Studio Visit Program for clients.

Sep 2013 – Nov 2014 General Assistant at PASTO - Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Administrated the gallery operations, including production and artworks arrangement tasks. Worked on artworks selection and applications for art fairs. Provided curatorial advise for artists shows.

Mar 2013 – Sep 2014 General Producer at ARTA – Contemporary Art Editorial Buenos Aires, Argentina. Developed public relations with art institutions and potential sponsors, including meetings with the Editorial’s Director. Produced the 7th ARTA magazine launching at Salta´s Museum of Contemporary Art and Zavaleta Lab Gallery.

February  – June 2013 Intern assistant at ROLF ART Gallery Buenos Aires, Argentina.

March – June 2010. Intern assistant at Jardin Oculto gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jan – Dec 2010. Intern assistant at URRA – Art Residences in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


C ; VITAE

Dudu Quintanilha, Why work, fotografia 35mm, 100 x 70 cm, 2012, residencia lea, mite galeria


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I know noble accents
And lucid, inescapable rhythms;
But I know, too,
That the blackbird is involved
In what I know.

Wallace Stevens
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird



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