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Oscar Salguero

Curatorial Fellowship

2023

Oscar Salguero is an independent curator, researcher, and critical designer based in Brooklyn, NY. His design work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including a presentation during Stockholm Design Week 2020, as part of non:agency’s The Age of Entanglements. As a curator, Salguero is a fellow of SixtyEight Art Institute’s The Curatorial Thing 2020 Edition: The Curator is the Weather, for which he received the Danish Arts Foundation’s International Visual Arts Funding Grant. In Spring 2021, Salguero curated Interspecies Futures [IF] at the Center for Book Arts, NY. The show marked the first survey of bookworks by emerging artists working at the intersection of speculative fiction and new interspecies possibilities. Salguero is the founder of the Antilibrary and is the author of the Symbiocene Anthology, a series of artists’ book reviews published online via Future Based.

From ancient petroglyphs to rovers scanning boulders on Mars, we have a mysterious connection with rocks. rock_data brings a selection of artworks that reimagine the concept of rocks for a new generation, turning them from passive geological specimens or mineral resources into vessels of critical data and speculative fiction. In an era ripe for new narratives and planetary consciousness, it is key to read, feel, and listen to rocks in new ways.

Oscar Salguero is an independent curator, researcher, and critical designer based in Brooklyn, NY. His design work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including a presentation during Stockholm Design Week 2020, as part of non:agency’s The Age of Entanglements. As a curator, Salguero is a fellow of SixtyEight Art Institute’s The Curatorial Thing 2020 Edition: The Curator is the Weather, for which he received the Danish Arts Foundation’s International Visual Arts Funding Grant. In Spring 2021, Salguero curated Interspecies Futures [IF] at the Center for Book Arts, NY. The show marked the first survey of bookworks by emerging artists working at the intersection of speculative fiction and new interspecies possibilities. Salguero is the founder of the Antilibrary and is the author of the Symbiocene Anthology, a series of artists’ book reviews published online via Future Based.

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Brooklyn, NY

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