Miguel Amado is a curator and a critic, currently Director of Sirius Arts Centre.
He is known for advocating curating as a civic practice. His practice mixes intellectual rigour and critical theory knowledge towards examining social themes, and involves producing new work through collaboration with artists and communities. He commisions artists, organises exhibitions and events and writes on questions about the relationship between art and the commons, underrepresented identities, and subalternised narratives.
Past posts include Cork Printmakers; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Tate St Ives (both in England), Abrons Arts Center and Rhizome at the New Museum (both in New York); Centro de Artes Visuais (Portugal). Past projects include the Portuguese Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale and Frieze Projects at Frieze London. His education includes the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London.
Miguel will visit Sample-Studios members on July 14th.