María Paola Malavasi
(San Jose, Costa Rica, 1987) Cultural manager and curator, interested in alternative processes of education, institutional critique, the tensions between art and economy, and educational and artistic cultural management practices. She is one of the three co-directors of TEOR/éTica, an independent contemporary art space, located in San José, Costa Rica. She is the curator and facilitator of Alter Academia, a residency program she started in 2016, focused on the formation of young artists from Costa Rica. Her curatorial projects include the exhibitions Teramorfosis (2015) and Lo Escrito, Escrito Está (2016), both presented in TEOR/éTica. She curated the exhibition Virginia Pérez-Ratton. Centroamérica: deseo de Lugar (MUAC-UNAM, Mexico City, 2019) alongside Miguel A. López. This exhibition was a comprehensive review of the work of Pérez-Ratton—an important Costa Rican artist, agent, and curator—through her artistic work, material from TEOR/éTica’s archive and the Virginia Pérez-Ratton Collection. The exhibition was accompanied by a publication of the same name, edited together with Miguel A. López. BFA Art History and minor in Fashion (Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia, USA, 2011).