Tania Pardo, new director of the Dos de Mayo Art Center Museum in Móstoles | Culture | EUROtoday

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Tania Pardo has been appointed as director of the Dos de Mayo Art Center Museum of Móstoles (CA2M), in Madrid, by the Community of Madrid. The artwork historian has been the “best valued” individual within the choice course of that opened on December 4 by means of the Official Gazette of the Community of Madrid (BOCM), as reported by the Department of Culture of the regional authorities. The place turned vacant in June 2023, after the appointment of Manuel Segade, earlier director of the middle, as head of the Reina Sofía Museum. Pardo had served as deputy director of this cultural establishment since 2019 and till now.

Pardo (Madrid, 1976) has a level in Art History from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), the place she has additionally been an affiliate professor. She has complementary coaching on the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), the Institut Français of Paris or the International Finisht Artist of the FRAME of Helsinki. She has collaborated as an artwork critic in several media corresponding to Pencil, Exit, El País o The artwork newspaper and has been accountable for programming the Laboratorio 987 area and curator and coordinator of exhibitions, tasks and scholarships on the MUSAC Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León. Likewise, she has served as undertaking director of the Santander Foundation, head of exhibitions for La Casa Encendida of the Montemadrid Foundation and is a part of the educating group of the Master Curatorial Studies of the University of Navarra. She has additionally coordinated mediation tasks and coordination of conferences, masters and programs.

The CA2M, positioned in Móstoles, was created in 2008 with the goal of housing the Contemporary Art Collection of the Community of Madrid, shaped because the starting of the eighties, and the Arco Foundation Collection. It was born as a manner of coping with the periphery of artwork from the geographical periphery, town of Móstoles, and, regardless of the gap from the middle of the capital, it has managed to collect a tribe of parishioners who go to it faithfully. In the Mostoleño museum, the limitations of hegemonic museum discourse have been transgressed and arranged balls, these dances that Madonna popularized along with her tune Vogue and that originated due to the motion that was born within the early eighties among the many New York LGBT group through which spectacular divas held parade duels.

The candidate analysis committee has been made up of Segade himself; by the director of ARCO, Maribel López Zambrana; the managing director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Evelio Acevedo; the director of the Tàpies Foundation, Inma Prieto and the commissioner Vicente Todolí.

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