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Image Arts Faculty: Alumenda Escobar Lopez

Almudena Escobar López

EducationBA, Art History, Valencia University, Spain, MPhil, Art History, Zaragoza University, Spain, MA, Japanese Studies, University of London, MA, Film & Media Preservation, L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation

Almudena Escobar López, external link (she/her) is an independent curator, archivist, and scholar. She works as Assistant Curator of Media Arts at the Memorial Art Gallery, external link (MAG) in Rochester, NY; and is completing her Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. Her interdisciplinary research centers around documentary and artist’s moving image practices, but opens onto larger questions regarding decoloniality, visual historiography, anthropology, and alternative information ecologies.

As a guest curator, Almudena has curated and co-curated a number of film and video series which have been presented at Anthology Film Archives, Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá, UnionDocs, ICDOCS, Visual Studies Workshop, Cineteca Nacional de México, Alternative Film/Video, among others. Her writing has been published at MoMA Magazine, Walden, Vertical Features, MUBI Notebook, The Brooklyn Rail, Afterimage, and Film Quarterly, among other publications and catalogs. She was program advisor of the 2020 and 2022 editions of Art of the Real at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and with Sky Hopinka, she is the co-curator of the 2022 Flaherty Film Seminar, external link.