Portrait of Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya

Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya, faculty at large, is the director of El Centro de Creación in Cordova, Spain. He served from 2011–15 as the curator in charge of collections and exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, where he also founded the film and video gallery, organizing exhibitions by Christian Marclay, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rineke Dijkstra, Kimsooja, and Shahzia Sikander. From 2008 to 2011, he served as executive director/Curator of Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong; and between 2002 to 2008, he served in successive positions at Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Spain, as curator, chief curator, and acting director, where he organized monographic exhibitions by Paul Klee, Jean Tinguely, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Joseph Kosuth, as well as group shows such as Weather Report. Climate Change and Visual Arts; Scrabble: Video, Language and Abstraction; and ¡Viva La Muerte! Art and Death In Latin America. In addition to his curatorial work, Fominaya has been a consultant lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Singapore, part-time lecturer at City University of Hong Kong's School of Creative Media, and program leader of the Para/Site Art Space-Hong Kong Jockey Club Curatorial Training Program, and has contributed to multiple international art publications. He completed the Postgraduate Program in Curatorial Studies at Fundación “la Caixa” in Barcelona.