Bermúdez is an independent cultural curator and manager with more than 15 years of experience
The young man from Lanzarote, Adonay Bermúdez (Conil, 1985) will be the Artistic Director of the
11th edition of the Lanzarote Art Biennial which will start at the beginning of next September.
From his hand, and under the generic title
"Like the hare in the moor", The Lanzarote Art Biennial will focus on Lanzarote society itself (from the local to the global), understanding that culture constitutes an intangible asset that is configured as a social catalyst capable of establishing relationships, preserving and studying our common heritage, registering the socio-cultural events and educate our society.
This next edition, the Biennial defends that true culture is democratic, inclusive, participatory and polyphonic; recognizes the conflicts and challenges of the present; safeguards diversity and guarantees equality among individuals.
The president of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, María Dolores Corujo, wants
"to congratulate" publicly to Adonay Bermúdez for this appointment, "which is recognition of a young talent from the island with an international dimension, who is going to put his critical gaze at the service of a renewed Biennial committed to diversity and the defense of human rights" .
Bermúdez is an independent cultural curator and manager with more than 15 years of experience. His creativity, his courage and his critical look at systems
"oppressors and oppressive" traditional taxes have opened the doors of the main museums and art centers on the planet with exhibitions that collect his thoughts on issues related to racism, androcentrism, (post)colonialism, the crisis of the territory, the roles of power, the consequences of tourism and migratory flows.
Among his latest curated exhibitions are those of the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of Costa Rica; the Center for Contemporary Culture Count Duke of Madrid; the Cervantes Institute, in Rome; Artpace, in San Antonio, Texas; MUDAS, from Portugal, and the ExTeresa Arte Actual from Mexico. His work has led him to curate exhibitions in more than thirty museums in Ecuador, Italy, the United States, Mexico, Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba, Chile and the Dominican Republic.
In addition, he was director of the International Video Art Festival “Entre Islas”; guest curator of PlanoLisboa 2016 (Portugal); Scientific Committee of Over The Real International Videoart Festival (Italy); director of space
Dörffi (Lanzarote), curator of Contemporary Art Month of San Antonio, Texas in 2018; invited professional within the Visitor Program of the Cultural Sector of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome (Italy), collaborating curator of the Centenary of the César Manrique Foundation and curator of INJUVE Grants for Artistic Creation (Government of Spain). In the last two years he has won five awards as a curator, such as the Tabakalera (Basque Country) and Casal Solleric (Mallorca). Similarly, he has published three books. Currently, he works as an art critic for ABC Cultural.
Bermúdez has received residency scholarships in Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador. He regularly gives lectures for the Universidad del Atlántico (Colombia), MACRO Museo d'Arte de Contemporanea di Roma (Italy), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), Universidad de La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain) or ENPEG La Esmeralda (Mexico) , among others.