Príamo Lozada was a curator specialised in electronic media.
In 1999, he curated the first Festival of Video and Electronic Art of Mexico City, and since 2000 he worked at the Laboratorio
Arte Alameda, where he organised exhibitions on the work of: Antoni Muntadas, Thomas Glassford, Mona Hatoum, Gerardo Suter,
Melanie Smith, Teresa Serrano, Daniel Buren, Julio Le Parc, Willie Doherty and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, among many others.
He has been Mexico's guest curator at important international electronic art festivals, including Videobrasil (São Paulo, Brazil), Interferences (Belfort, France), Medi@terra (Athens, Greece), Videomundi (Chicago, USA) and D.U.M.B.O. Festival (New York), to name a few. In 2005, Lozada curated Dataspace, which was presented at the Conde Duque Cultural Centre in Madrid, and he co-curated (with Taiyana Pimentel) the exhibition Tijuana Sessions, presented at Alcalá 31 in Madrid. He sat on juries for the Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundations, Videobrasil (São Paulo, Brazil) and Vidéoformes (Clermont-Ferrand, France), among other events. He gave lectures and participated in symposia at: ARCO'04, Digital Borderlands, Cornell University, Chicago Cultural Center, McLuhan International Festival of the Future (Toronto), UNAM, CURARE, ITESM and the UNIA. He was a member of the curatorial firm Proyectos Hélix, which handled the artistic direction of Plataforma 06 in Puebla. Among his publications are the exhibition catalogues On Translation: La Alameda (Mexico City, 2004), Tijuana Sessions (Madrid, 2005), Ciudad Moderna: Terence Gower Video Works (Mexico City, 2006), Willie Doherty: fuera de posición (Mexico City, 2006) and Plataforma 06 (Puebla, 2007).
Príamo Lozada passed away on the 13th of June as a result of a tragic accident in Venice. The Mexican Pavilion mourns the loss of one of the most important figures in contemporary art in Mexico. Visit the page that Laboratorio Arte Alameda has made to honour Príamo.
An art critic and curator, between 2003 and 2006 Bárbara Perea served as the director of the University Museum of Art and Science (MUCA Roma), the contemporary art space of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has been a juror for the Visual Arts Grants of San Luis Potosí, Mexico (2004), the 5th Biennial of Puebla de Los Ángeles (Ibero-American University, 2005) and a member of the selection committee for the FAIR PLAY Video Festival (Berlin, 2006), among other events.
Since 2004, she has contributed regularly to the magazines Dónde ir (Mexico City), Artecontexto (Madrid) and Artlies (Houston). She has published texts in various catalogues, including Arnulf Rainer: La imagen equivocada (Mexico City, 2007) and Plataforma 06 (Puebla, 2006). She is currently a member of the curatorial firm Proyectos Hélix, which handled the artistic direction of Plataforma 06 in Puebla (2006). She lives and works in Mexico City.