Responses to current political and cultural debates
Every four months, L'Internationale Online invites artists, curators or writers to react, reflect or assess specific subjects troubling the present. Starting January 2021, we welcome Eduardo Carrera and Lior Zalis as standing contributors for the upcoming four months. In the texts of the following months Eduardo Carrera will look into a genealogy of what is queer between institutions, artists, public, collaborations, education and curatorial practices, starting with the CAC in Quito, Ecuador, and moving towards other institutional / artistic practices globally: How do queer narratives transform the institution? Is it possible to talk about queer institutions? Or institutions that are transitioning to queer? What does this transition look like? Lior Zalis will write on the intersection between artistic and political practices, as well as political theology and issues related to sorcery and animism in colonial contexts.
Eduardo Carrera (Quito, Ecuador) is a curator and cultural manager. He currently serves as the Coordinator of the Center for Contemporary Art in Quito. He has a degree in Visual Arts from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador and a Masters in Cultural Management from the International University of Catalonia. He completed the Independent Studies Program at MACBA, Barcelona – PEI 2019-2020. He is an alumnus of Independent Curators International (2013).
Lior Zisman Zalis (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) is a PhD candidate in the Post-Colonialism and Global Citizenship programme at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, conducting a study on spiritual practices and social movements in contemporary Brazil. As a researcher and translator, he has worked with spaces such as the MACBA and La Escocesa, contributed to the magazine Re-Visiones (UCM), and participates in independent publishing projects such as LINGOA GERAL. He has developed research on the colonial history of the word fetishism in the Programme of Independent Studies of the Museo d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona and in the Master's Degree in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought of the Universidad Pompeu Fabra. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where he was a researcher for the Human Rights Center and collaborated with the Rio de Janeiro Truth Commission. He currently works at Madragoa, an art gallery in Lisbon.