Bureau Phi

Art projects that make a difference


Co-founder and director of Bureau Phi Art Agency, experienced in all phases of exhibition activities including: developing and implementing short and long-term curatorial projects; planning, producing, and developing exhibition and public events; supervising installations; editing catalogs, and educational programming, 2013 to present.

Projects for Institutions (partial list)

Curatorial Projects at the Museo Reina Sofía 2000-2013

  • Film Retrospective of the Brazilian documentary filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho
  • The Silence in the Palace: Feminist Films
  • LAX: Los Angeles Films and Video (Brochure), December
  • 4 X 2 = New Films. October
  • Suzanne Lacy. El Esqueleto tatuado. Exhibition and Performance Project: November
  • Bruce Conner. Films. September
  • Freewaves. 11 th Festival of Experimental Media Arts from Los Angeles. May
  • Alia Syed: Image your Own History, March (Brochure)
  • Visionários: Media in Latin America, May-June
  • Pablo Heguera: Palimpsest. Performance: September
  • Multitude Singular. El arte de resistir, October- November (Catalog)
  • Brazil Festival: Selection of 12 new Brazilian films, February/ March
  • Beth Moysés and Michel Grossman: Performances Program
  • Concert of Brazilian Contemporary Music (Brochure)
  • Warner & Consorten, Performance (Brochure)
  • Ryoji Ikeda, Concert
  • Yvonne Rainer, Film Retrospective. Traveled to MacBa, Barcelona (Brochure)
  • First Generation. Art and Moving Image 1963-1986. Exhibition presenting the historical video collection (Catalog)
  • Samuel Beckett Retrospective, Films for TV (Catalog)
  • Peggy Ahwesh, Retrospective (Brochure)
  • Cine & Casi Cine. Expand Cinema (Brochure)
  • Cárcel de Amor (Catalog)
  • Art on TV. In collaboration with Lorna Scott Fox
  • Cine en Verano. (Brochure)
  • New Humans, Concert
  • Cine y Casi Cine. Expand Cinema
  • Summer films. Screenings of contemporary artists' films
  • Ulrike Ottinger, Retrospective (Catalog)
  • Hackers, with J. Marketou (Brochure)
  • Cine y Casi Cine. (Brochure)
  • Jeremy Blake. Installation (Catalog)
  • Monocanal. Spanish Video. In collaboration with Álvarez-Reyes and Neus Miró (Catalog)
  • Cine y Casi Cine. (Brochure)
  • Fluxus Films. In collaboration to Peter Frank (Catalog)
  • Burt Barr Selected Works. Installation (Catalog)
  • Christian Marclay, Concert
  • Cine y Casi Cine. (Brochure)
  • Michael Snow – An Overview (Brochure)
  • Cyberfeminism. Conference and web-based works
  • Rafael França, Retrospective (Brochure)
  • B&N y de Color. Videos and Multimedia Works by Latin-American Artists
  • New York Video Festival in Madrid (in collaboration with Marian Masone)
  • B&N y de Color. Videos and Multimedia Works by Latin-American Artists
  • New York Video Festival in Madrid. with Marian Masone
  • Cine y Casi Cine

Conferences organized at the Museo Reina Sofía (partial list)

Approximately 100 conferences and or lectures with artists, scholars, filmmakers and writers, including:
Jonas Mekas, Antonio Negri, Suzanne Lacy, Valie Export, Marcel Odenbach, Burt Barr, Joseph Jacobs, Robert Nickas, Peter Campus, Rainer Oldendorf, Michael Snow, Joao Penalva, Richard Dindo, Liliana Porter, Perry Bard, Takahiko Iimura, Jean-Claude Bernardet, Jean-Marie Téno, Teresa Serrano, Leandro Katz, Antoni Muntadas, Mark Lewis, Michael Rush, Isaac Julien, Bruce Jenkins, Ulrike Ottinger, Janet Kaplan, Harun Farocki, Terry Berkowitz, Christian Jankowski, Marijke van Warmerdam, Sharon Hayes, Jenny Marketou, Ursula Beimann, Marine Hugonnier, Peter Downsbrough, Miranda July, Aleksandra Mir, Hito Steyerl, Jorge La Ferla, Arlindo Machado.

Grants and Awards

Books Edited/ Anthology Organizer 2018-2003 (partial list)

Catalog Essays 2018-1992 (partial list)

  • Janet Biggs. Museo de la Naturaleza y del Hombre, Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain
  • Killing Fields. Galeria Freijó, Spain
  • Leandro Katz. La Tabacalera, Madrid
  • Erik Levine. Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
  • Teresa Serrano. (Interview), Mexico
  • #1 Cartagena. Cartagena, Colombia
  • Teresa Serrano. Centro Atlântico de Arte Moderna, Spain
  • Germaine Dulac. Fundacíon Botin, Spain
  • Dana Levy. Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Janet Biggs. Tampa Art Museum, Florida
  • Valie Export. Itau Cultural. São Paulo, Brazil
  • Landscape as an Idea: Projects and Projections: 1960-1980
  • To Us All: (On film and video by Valie Export). Museum Belvedere, Vienna
  • Being in the World - Selections of the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection. Cifo, Miami
  • Present Tense: On Contemporaniety. (Catalog text). Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Spain
  • Ramon David Morales. (Catalog). Cajasol, Sevilla, Spain
  • The Visible and the Invisible. Fundacion Itau Cultural. Sao Paulo
  • Performance Art. Arco Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid
  • Wolf Vostell. (Catalog text). KunstMuseum, Bonn
  • Kinds of Images (Catalog text). Video Brazil
  • Domestic: The Art of Mateo Matei (Catalog text). Caja de Zaragosa
  • Primera Generación. (Catalog text). Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina
  • Carcel de Amor. (Catalog text). Museo Reina Sofía
  • Representing the Invisible. Catalog text for Elahe Massumi’s exhibition at Fundación Telefónica, Madrid
  • 2003 The Films of Ulrike Ottinger (Catalog text). Museo Reina Sofía
  • Jeremy Blake. (Catalog text). Museo Reina Sofía
  • Burt Barr. Catalog text for Burt Barr: Selected Works exhibition, Museo Reina Sofía
  • Monocanal. Catalog text for video retrospective, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • History of the Present (Catalog text). Virgin Territory exhibition, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C
  • A Kiss is not Kiss. Catalog text about the work of Elahe Massumi for the exhibition Trans-Sexual Express, Barcelona
  • Gendered Images. Catalog text for the exhibition Women Talking about Women, Centro de Fotografía de Tenerife
  • Third Eye. (curatorial text). Art in General, New York
  • Francis Naranjo: The Multiplication of Spaces. Pamplona
  • A Backdrop for the New World of Art. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Juan
  • Cosmopolitan History. Trans-Hudson Gallery, New York
  • Anna Barros. Galería Valu Oria, São Paulo
  • Medalla de honor y otras historias. Pepon Osorio, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • Interlacings: The Craft of Contemporary Art. Whitney Museum, Stanford, Connecticut
  • Sense of Place. Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • Jorge Galindo. Ramis Barquet Gallery, New York
  • Laura Aguilar: Photographing Beauty. Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona
  • "Fertility (in)Fertility," New Observations issue #119, Erika Knerr (ed.) pp 20-23
  • “Some Elements of the Contemporary: Place, Identity, and Technology.”, Anais vol.1, Oct.1997
  • “There is Nothing Alarming in this Situation”, Art Journal vol. 56, #1
  • Grace Graupe Pillard. Donahue/Sosinski Gallery, New York
  • Sylvia Benítez: Lexicon for Elsie. University of Puerto Rico, Galería Raíces, Hato Rey
  • Ricardo Woo: Seeing Through the Light. DEOA Foundation, Taiwan
  • There is Nothing Alarming in this Situation, Techno-Seduction. Cooper Union, New York
  • “Identidades virtuales”, Letra Internacional, #48
  • “The Era of the Code”, Art Journal, vol. 55
  • Five Latin American Artists in New York”, ArcoLatino #2, ARCO Art Fair
  • Out of the Dark. Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York
  • The Mountains, the River and the Stones. Teresa Serrano, Gallery Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Pepon Osorio: Theatricalization of the Space. The Newark Museum, New Jersey
  • Benjamin: Beyond the Postmodern Identity. Ambrosino Gallery, Miami
  • News from Post-America. Venice Biennial, Marcillo Editore, Italy
  • News from Post-America (Elongated version) Aperto – 93, Giancarlo Polit Editore, Milan
  • ABC: Contemporary Art from Argentina, Brazil and Colombia. Gallery at Baruch College, NY
  • Jenny Marketou: 114+114 = An Installation of New Reality(ies). University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida
  • Uncommon Ground: Uncommon Vision. College Art Gallery, the College of New Paltz, State University of New York
  • Americas. Junta de Andalucía, Seville
  • Ruth Hardinger: The Ball Game. Brunnier Gallery, Iowa State University, Iowa City
  • Dissimilar Identity. City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs, New York
  • “Below Texas/Below the Equator”, New Observations. #89. New York
  • “Arte y tecnología: la huella del nuevo”, Telos #27, FUNDESCO, Spain
  • “Transborder Data Flow”, Telos #22, FUNDESCO, Spain
  • “Snapshooting the Unknown”, Center Quarterly: A Journal of Photography and Related Arts #55, vol. II, no.4, Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York

Magazine and Newspaper Criticism Articles (partial list)

  • "Miralda", ABC Cutural
  • "Marta Chilindron", Arte el Día
  • "Lynda Benglis at the New Museum", Select
  • "Marta Minujin", Art in Context
  • "Yvonne Rainer", Art&Co
  • "Stan Douglas", Art Context
  • "Media and Feminism", Art in Context
  • "The New Prado", Estado de São Paulo
  • "Pain: Exhibition at the Hamburg Banhof", Art in Context
  • "Walking Around Arco", ABC Arco
  • "Is Video a New Media?", El País
  • "Marisa Gonzalez", Exit. Spain
  • "Fall - A New Season in New York", Periódico del Arte
  • "Yoko Ono", Periódico del Arte
  • “Desde lo táctil a lo digital”, Periódico del Arte, Feb. 1999
  • “Perry Bard”, Flash Art #204, Spring, International Edition
  • “American Art under Spanish Influence”, Periódico del Arte
  • “Diane Thatler at MoMA”, Flash Art #203, Winter, International Edition
  • “Chinese Contemporary Art”, Periódico del Arte, November
  • “Kusama at the Museum of Modern Art”, Periódico del Arte, summer
  • “Globalization”, Flash Art, #201, summer
  • “Bill Viola”, Estado de São Paulo, April
  • “Judith Pfaff”, Estado de São Paulo, March
  • “Duchamp: The Biography”, (book review) Bravo #3, December
  • “Gianni Versace”, Bravo #3, December
  • “Guggenheim Bilbao”, Estado São Paulo, October 19
  • “Georgia O’Keeffe”, Estado São Paulo, August 23
  • “Gary Hill”, Estado São Paulo, June 17
  • “25 Years of Video”, Estado São Paulo, June 6
  • “Manuel Álvarez-Bravo”, Estado São Paulo, March 18
  • “Antilinear: How Technology Is Changing Text”, Flash Art #193, vol.XXX, March-April
  • “Entre el aquí y el allá: tecnología y Latino America”, Lápiz #128, Feb
  • “Damien Hirst”, Estado de São Paulo, June 15
  • “Carrie Mae Weems”, Estado de São Paulo, January 25
  • “Oliver Herring and Leonilson”, Estado de São Paulo, January 18
  • “Pepon Osorio: Interview”, Atlantica #12, winter, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno
  • “Pepon Osorio: The Barber Shop”, High Performance #68, winter
  • “Susana Leval: El Museo del Barrio”, Atlantica #10, summer 1995 and Atlántica #12, winter
  • “Gendered Television”, World Art #2, vol.1
  • “CARA: The Aesthetic Route of the Chicano Movement”, Art Nexus #11, fall
  • “Carlos Zerpa”, Latin American Art #5, vol. 5, fall (cover story)
  • “The Morgue: Photos by Andrés Serrano”, Flash Art #177, summer, European Edition
  • “Marjorie Strider”, Flash Art International #172, vol. XXVI, summer
  • “The South School at the Bronx Museum”, Latin American Art #1, vol. 5



Advisory Services for Institutions Present-1983 (partial list)

Other Activities and Projects 2008 - 1993

Lectures and Courses Taught 2018 - 1993 (partial list)

  • Interdisciplinary Art. International Congress of Curators Association, Gdansk, Poland
  • The role of the Curator. University of Malaga, Spain
  • How to Make an Exhibition- University of Cuenca, Spain
  • Conversation with Mary Lucier. Loop Art Fair, Spain
  • Video as a Medium. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  • Working in Colombia. ARCO Art Fair. Madrid
  • Curating in Latin America. Memorial América Latina, Sao Paulo
  • The Role of the Curator. Goldraush Project, Berlin
  • Contemporary Biennials. School of Visual Arts, New York
  • Several conferences about the Cartagena Biennial (Colombia, Spain, New York)
  • The Art of the Future. Vienna Art Week. Vienna, Austria
  • Germaine Dulac: Movement and Image. Fundacion Botin, Santander, Spain
  • We Are Looking for Your: Women, Space and Relation. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
  • Valie Export. Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Barcelona (MacBa), Barcelona, Spain
  • Collecting Media. Instituto Cervantes, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Graduate Seminar on Film and New Narratives. Master in Film. University of Cordoba, Spain./li>
  • A project for a Collection. Vienna Art Fair, Austria
  • Media and Performance. Art Department. University of Cuenca, Spain
  • The curator as a Producer. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  • Cine and Post-Cinema. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain
  • Contemporary Media Arts. Haus der Culturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • Overview on Contemporary art, Graduate Seminar. Master in Arts, Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • What Would Contemporary Art be Without Video? Art Basel, Switzerland
  • Points of Interest, graduate seminar. Master in Arts, Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • Performance Now: Arco, Madrid
  • Wolf Vostell, Diva Video Art Fair, Paris
  • Media Today. Palazzo de Napoli, Italy
  • The Audience and the Media, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  • Historia del Vídeo, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • Arte y Politica, Asociación de Artistas Plásticos de Valencia, Spain
  • The Unknown History, Loop Video Art Fair, Barcelona
  • Nan June Paik in New York, Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid
  • Beyond Images, Universidad Compultense de Madrid
  • El nuevo documental, Fundación Miró, Barcelona
  • Real Time, Centro de Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona
  • Not Everything is Real, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
  • Graduate seminar, Masters Program in Media Arts, European University of Madrid
  • Terra Infirma, Pratt Art Institute, New York
  • Documental(all), Argos, Brussels Monocanal – a Case Study, University Carlos III, Aranjuez
  • Looking at Media Art, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • Collecting and Preserving Media Works, panel-discussion organizer & lecturer, ARCO, Madrid
  • Contemporary Spanish Video, Rutgers University, Fine Arts Department, New Jersey, USA
  • Fluxus, Video & Performances: When Things Start to Change, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, Spain
  • The Curator as a Producer, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid
  • The Role of the Curator, Centro Cultural de Cadiz, Spain
  • Contemporary Visual Culture. Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • Hypertext and Imagination, Fundación Seone, La Coruña (published)
  • Graduate seminar in New Media, Universidad de Altea, Spain
  • Media seminar on Video Installation, CAM, Valencia, Spain
  • Women and Media, Universidad de Valencia, Spain
  • Gendered Images, Centro de Fotografia de Tenerife, Spain (published)
  • The Fate of Global Art, College Art Association annual conference, New York
  • Installation Art, Centro Cultural CAM, Valencia, Spain
  • Women Using Media, Universidad de Valencia, Spain
  • Political Art, Cultural Affairs Office, Málaga, Spain
  • The Infinity of Language, Universidad de La Coruña, Spain (published)
  • Women Video Artists, three-day seminar at the Facultad de Filología, Universidad de Valencia
  • Understanding the Contemporary, Universidad de Gerona, Spain
  • Pepon Osorio, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • Sense of Place, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • Globalization and Identity, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Art and the New Technologies, Universidad de Cuenca
  • Globalization and Fragmentation of the Contemporary World, Arteleku, San Sebastián
  • Some Aspects of the Contemporary, ANPAP, São Paulo
  • Redefining Text with Technology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Latino and Latin-American Photography, IV Latin-American Photography Symposium at ARCO, Madrid
  • Alfredo Jaar: Works on the Collection, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain
  • Antilinear, CAA Conference, New York
  • New Geographies: Media and Global Media, Universidad del Valle, Cali and Universidad Nacional,
  • Bogotá
  • Technology and Identity, Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona
  • Beyond the Typewriter, World Bank, Washington D.C
  • Aperto – 93. My Selection and Why. Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Independent Curating, Forum for Arts Professionals, Galería Nacional, Caracas