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Welcome to Curator-in-Residence, Emireth Herrera Valdés

We are pleased to announce Kunstraum’s 2024-25 Curator-in-Residence, Emireth Herrera Valdés!

Emireth Herrera Valdés (born in Saltillo, Mexico) is an independent curator and writer based in New York. Herrera has curated exhibitions such as Invisible Hands at 601Artspace, S.T.E.P. at the Queens Museum, Whispers at Spring/Break 2023, Tongue Tide, and 3459' at Flux Factory in New York and Mariana Lagunas: Todos Bien at the Antonio López Sáenz Gallery in Sinaloa, Mexico. She also co-curated with The Border Gallery the exhibition Invisible Bodies at Pennsylvania State University. She has participated in educational programs between the MARCO Museum in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Autonomous University of Coahuila. Her project, From Vulnerable Territory to Utopia, was presented at the AROS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark, and at the Museum for All People: Art, Accessibility, and Social Inclusion, a part of the MUSACCES Consortium at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Additionally, her articles have been published by The Brooklyn Rail, Arte Fuse, and ISLAA's VISTAS and Cultbytes in New York. Herrera has worked in the education department of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library, and New York University. Currently, Herrera is involved in organizing the creation of murals in the city of New York as part of the Arts in Medicine department at New York City Health and Hospitals. Herrera holds an M.A. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and a B.A. in Architecture from the Autonomous University of Coahuila. 

During her 12-month term as CIR, Emireth will curate three exhibitions, and assume a key leadership role in directing our artist-run gallery’s programming. The CIR program focuses on facilitating exhibitions and events to engage our community while also encouraging invited curators, artists, and other guests to collaborate, think critically, and take risks in their practices.

Please join us in welcoming Emireth to the Kunstraum team, we look forward to supporting her work and further developing her curatorial vision!

Image courtesy of Romina Paola


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