Agustin Perez Rubio
Pérez Rubio was born in Valencia, Spain in 1972. He is Artistic Director at MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires since May 2014. He was previously Chief Curator and Director of MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon 2002-2013.
He has a degree in Art History from the Universidad de Valencia. He has curated over one hundred exhibitions at venues including the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía (Madrid), Mucsarnok (Budapest), Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago de Compostela), SantralIstanbul (Istanbul), the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires), Chalottenborg Kunsthalle (Copenhagen), and Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló (Castellón); and events including the 50th Venice Biennal, the 9th Nicaraguan Visual Arts Biennial, and Secs Pompeia – Videobrasil (São Paulo).
In his outstanding work as curator of MUSAC, he organized monographic exhibitions of several major artists: Pierre Huyghe, Julie Mehretu, Dora García, Pipiloti Rist, Sejima + Nishizawa / SANAA, Elmgreen and Dragset, Harun Farocki, Dave Muller, Ana Laura Aláez, Ugo Rondinone, Azucena Vietes, Lara Almarcegui, among others. He co-curated, along with Octavio Zaya and María Inés Rodríguez, MODEL KIT, Pensar Latinoamérica, a large exhibition of works from the MUSAC Collection. His recent curatorial projects include solo shows by artists SUPERFLEX, Sophie Calle, Nestor Sanmiguel Diest, Rosangela Rennó, Carlos Garaicoa, and others. He is currently preparing the program at MALBA for the upcoming years and working on the General Idea group retrospective show that will tour Latin America. He conceived RADAR, MUSAC’s newspaper on art and thought, which he co-founded and directed. He also directed the institution’s AA (Art and Architecture) book series. He has written a number of books on art as well as exhibition catalogues; he has contributed to a great many art publications. He has directed countless seminars, workshops, and conferences, and given lectures at many international symposia in numerous prestigious institutions (Centre Pompidou, Paris; ICI New York; Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Teoretica, Puerto Rico, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, etc).