about us

hablarenarte (www.hablarenarte.com) is an independent platform for projects that works to support the creation, publicizing dissemination and promotion of contemporary culture.

Among its areas of action, hablarenarte

  • Promotes the curating of exhibitions and visual and performing arts events on both a national and international level.
  • Conceives and develops programs for educational and mediation programs and cultural and social cooperation actions.
  • Disseminates national contemporary creation through publications, audiovisual media and international networks of professional cooperation.
  • Assesses and develops studies for public and private organisms and offers training courses in the area of cultural management.

hablarenarte does not have its own exhibition space. It always develops its projects in cooperation with public or private institutions and cultural agents interested in hosting and supporting its proposals.


[+] Emma Brasó (Madrid)

Emma collaborates with the contemporary creation team of hablarenarte. She has a PhD from Royal College of Art (London) based on her research on the intersection of fiction and authorship since the 1980s. Before that, she obtained a master's degree in Curatorial Studies at Columbia University (New York) with a grant from 'la Caixa' and a degree in History and Theory of Art from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Her exhibitions, editorial and educational projects have been presented in Madrid (La Casa Encendida, Sala de Arte Joven, Intermediae-Matadero, Tabacalera), Turin (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo) or Glasgow (Center for Contemporary Arts). Between 2013 and 2018, she was Cultural Programme Curator at the University for the Creative Arts (Kent, UK).

[+] Sofía de Juan (Madrid)

Sofía is in charge of the mediation and cultural accessibility area of Hablarenarte. Graduated in Fine Arts, she´s a creator-educator, researcher and cultural manager that designs and develops people-centered collaborative processes of cultural co-creation and co-production through non-conventional formats. She is part of the team of instructors of the Citizen Art program promoted by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, and has been part of the educational team of the Queens Museum of Art in New York, the Education and Mediation area at the Prado National Museum , Carmen Thyssen Málaga Museum (social programs coordinator) or the PhotoEspaña Festival. She leads the art+education collective Plataforma Indómita, from which she conceives and developes collaborative curation proposals as well as community research / creation processes in collaboration with entities such as Fundación Cruzcampo, CentroCentro, Medialab Prado, AECID. She is tutor of the Master of International Cultural Management and Social Innovation of the Complutense University and between 2005 and 2013 she has already coordinated the educational area of Hablarenarte, designing and implementing educational programs for cultural institutions at a national and international level (American Alliance of Museums, MNCARS; Instituto Cervantes , ICO, Casa Árabe, Museo Cerralbo, Lázaro Galdiano ...).

[+] Silvia Estaras (Madrid)

Silvia collaborates in the administrative management of the Association. His professional career has developed in the execution and evaluation of cultural cooperation projects for Development, Heritage and Museums; as well as specialized in the strategic planning of cultural institutions. She has 15 years of experience in cultural management in international environments, especially in Centroamérica.
She has a degree in Art History from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, studying for a PhD in Images, Concepts and Metaphors. Master in Cultural Management: Tourism, Heritage and Nature, as well as Expert in Planning of Development Cooperation projects; Community-Based CulturalPolicies and Design of Social Projects and the 2030 Agenda. Currently, she is doing a postgraduate on Collective memories, human rights and resistance.
She has been Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama (2013-2016) and Executive Director of the 500 Years Old Panama Commission (2017-2020), among others.

[+] Flavia Introzzi (Buenos Aires)

Flavia is in charge of the conceptualization and coordination of projects such as Curators' Network (www.curators-network.eu) and a3bandas (www.a3bandas.org). She also works in the creation of networks and collaborative alliances at the national and international levels. She is a bachelor in Sociology of Culture and has completed a Master's degree in Contemporary Art at the Museo Reina Sofía. Before joining the association, she has developed projects in collaboration with both public and private institutions, such as Intermediae - Matadero Madrid, Fundación Carolina, Casa del Lector, and Factum Art, as well as independent organizations such as the Off Limits contemporary art space.

[+] Paula Mateo López (Bilbao)

Paula is part of the association’s educational team taking part in projects developed in centers and institutions such as ICO Museum designing and conducting visits and workshops with different audiences and ages. With a degree in Audiovisual Communication specialized in marketing and a postgraduate degree in artistic education, she has worked in international cultural mediation and education projects at the CCE of Santiago de Chile and she always combines her professional career with studies in different arts such as dance, music and fashion.

[+] Elena Pavón García (Madrid)

Elena Pavón García takes part in the association’s educational team. She participates in the designing and organization of visits and workshops at cultural centers and institutions such as the Museum ICO, Museo Cerralbo, and Casa del Lector, as well as conceptualizing and producing educational support material focused on schools, families, teenagers, children and other groups. She holds a license degree in Fine Arts (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and has an Associate Degree in audiovisual media. Works also as an educator in several other educational activities, as a recreational activities coordinator and as a librarian assistant in school centers.

Throughout the years, hablarenarte has been built with the collaboration of multiple cultural agents, such as Javier Martín-Jiménez, Álvaro Molina Martín, Sören Meschede, Sofía de Juan, Georg Zolchow, Florencia Fergnani, Carmen Mateos, Olivia Rico, Sara Cabañas, Clara Sampaio, Elena Lasala as well as artists, curators, mediators, and educators.

hablarenarte is a non-profit association listed in the Roster of Associations of the Community of Madrid as number 23,729, with headquarters at calle Atocha 91, 1º dcha. ext., 28102 Madrid.

The web of hablarenarte was co-funded by the MECD

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