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Curator in Residence: Yara Sonseca Mas

Yara Sonseca Mas is a Spanish-born Curator and Art Historian. Between 2006 and 2015, she was Director of Exhibitions at La Casa Encendida, Madrid. She has curated institutional exhibitions including solo and site specific projects and has commissioned artworks by emerging artists as well as coordinated various other exhibitions. She has edited publications on Antonin Artaud, John Cage, Louise Bourgeois, Arthur Rimbaud, Joseph Kosuth, Andy Warhol, among others.

In 2011, Yara Sonseca Mas curated the exhibition Beckett Films at CAAC, Seville, Spain, in collaboration with the writer Javier Montes. More recently, she curated the exhibition José Antonio Suárez Londoño: Samples, 2015, which toured between La Casa Encendida, Madrid, CAPC Bordeaux, and MAMM Medellín. In 2015-2016, she curated an exhibition of emerging artists entitled Circuitos and Circuitos-Procesos at Sala de Arte Joven, Comunidad de Madrid and LABoral, Gijón. Her most recent project Amie Siegel: Double Negative was held at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, in March 2016.

The Curator-in-Residence is a new programme by the Salzburger Kunstverein. Yara Sonseca Mas was awared the Curator-in-Residence out of 46 international applications. In partnership with the City of Salzburg’s Artist-in-Residence Programme, this programme offers a studio-apartment in the historic Künstlerhaus in central Salzburg to curators for one month. The aim of this residency programme is to spur curatorial research and discourse in Salzburg. Resident curators may develop a project in partnership with the Salzburger Kunstverein and / or Salzburg City, or conduct research or writing pertinent to their interests. A stipend is provided along with the fully equipped studio-apartment.