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SANDRA ANTELO SUAREZ (b.1966, Bolivia) is an international curator and editor. In 1995, Antelo-Suárez founded the non- profit organization TRANS> and the journal TRANS> arts.cultures.media, of which she was editorial director. The first interdisciplinary and multilanguage publication with a focus on the cultural contextualization of American cultures.
In her Chelsea, New York, exhibition space, TRANS> area, which Antelo-Suárez founded in 2001, she curated the first solo exhibitions in New York by such artists as Anri Sala, Yang Fudong, Daniel Guzmán, Joan Jonas, Marine Hugonnier, Mircia Cantor, Koo Jeong-a, and numerous others. In the past 18 years, she has been working in various projects and collaborations in New York, London and Buenos Aires. Currently, Antelo-Suárez is curator of “Alexander Calder: Theater of Encounters I” and is editing a book of essays on Calder and contemporary issues.
VALERIA PAZ (b.1969, Bolivia) holds a PhD in Arts Theory and History from Essex University, UK. She has worked in museums and cultural institutions as a researcher, editor and curator. She is currently working at Catholic Bolivian University as academic coordinator and lecturer in the Department of Culture.
RODRIGO RADA (b.1974, Bolivia), artist, curator, and editor. In 2005, Rada was awarded the First Prize at the SIART Biennale in Bolivia. In 2012, Rada won a prize in the Biennale of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. In 2013,he co-curated the 3rd Triennal of performance CIMIENTOS at the Centro Simón I. Patiño in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In 2014, he co-edited the book "Performance and Actionism in Bolivia since 1980". In 2015,he was a guest resident at TEORÉTICA space in San José, Costa Rica and participated as a guest curator at the Rapaces residence in Nicaragua. Since 2016 he is curator of the NUBE / KIOSKO project in Santa Cruz- Bolivia.
RAQUEL SCHWARTZ (b. 1963, Bolivia) studied ceramic and sculpture as well as management and accounting at the Santa Barbara City College, CA and Graphic Design at the Wizo School of Design in Israel. She completed numerous art and leadership workshops in Europe, Argentina and Bolivia as part of the UK Triangle Art Trust Foundation and the HIVOS Mondrian and Doen Arts Collaboratory Network of Artist Residencies. She has participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions and international biennials. In 2001 and 2005, Schwartz organized KMO, a residency for international visual artists in Bolivia. Since 2006 she is the director of Kiosko Galería. Her work has been exhibited in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Uruguay, United States, Italy, Switzerland, Korea, Russia, United Kingdom, among others.