_MG_6847_Tomaschko_IfA (1).jpg

Marina Reyes Franco (b. 1984) is an independent curator living and thinking from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She received a BA in Art History from the University of Puerto Rico and a MA in Argentine and Latin American Art History at IDAES-UNSAM in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her master's thesis expanded the notion of politically motivated art and literature in 1970’s Puerto Rico, as evidenced by gestures, performances and publications that’ve had an unrecognized yet lasting impact until the 2004 San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial.She is co-founder and former director of La Ene, a museum-as-project in Buenos Aires. Recent curatorial projects include: "Watch your step / Mind your head" ifa Galerie-Berlin; co-curating The "2nd Grand Tropical Biennial"; in Loíza, Puerto Rico; “Calibán,” a selection of Puerto Rican contemporary artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Juan (2014) and co-curating “Sucursal,” an exhibition of the collection of La Ene, at the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires. As curator and researcher, she has focused on the work of Esteban Valdés, artistic and literary manifestations on the frontier of political action, new museology, and the impact of tourism in cultural production in the Caribbean. She received the 2017 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean, and was nominated for ICI’s 2014 Independent Vision Curatorial Award.