The Malandro Curator
Curaduría Malandra appropriates this term because of its Latin origin, which is also associated with the so-called “Islas inutiles” useless islands – Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. This relationship of intense flows between Latin American and Euro-Caribbean culture marked since long ago, from the disputes between the Spanish, the French, and the Dutch, the conformation of a geographic, economic, political, cultural zone with remarkable particularities.
With Curaduría Malandra we try to found a community of malandros: malandro artists, malandro exhibitions, malandro curators/critics, malandro spectators. To strengthen from this multi-spatial, medial and thematic project that malandro spirit that allows generating new forms of critical, fresh, contemporary thinking.
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Nelson Gonzalez in his "malandra" curatorial practice becomes the general curator and founder of the EL PRAN Projecten, where every quarter he presents manuscripts, curatorships, and curatorial accompaniments of artists from the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe.SEE MORE
Before the pandemic Nelson Gonzalez was the curator of the UNOCA gallery. In recent months, in the few attempts to reactivate spaces, the COVID 19 crisis continues to plague our island. As far as possible, we will continue to install new curatorial narratives in Aruba or other parts of the world.SEE MORE