Join us on Wednesday, March 24th at 5:30 pm for a conversation between Elyse Gonzales, Ruby City Director and this year’s Contemporary Art Month (CAM)’s curator Doreen A. Ríos. To tune in, please visit Ruby City’s Facebook page.
Since 2012, CAM has invited a guest curator to come to San Antonio and produce an exhibition of work from artists in San Antonio. Past curators have hailed from Houston, Miami, Denver, El Paso and Fort Worth. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 CAM Perennial has been re-envisioned as a multi-venue outdoor event with video art visible from the outside of venues. Roberta “Nina” Hassele, CAM’s Executive Director, states: “We are excited about this new direction, and even more excited to partner with Doreen, who will undoubtedly curate a unique and exciting show for us. Doreen has a wealth of experience in both video work and experimental venues; we are all excited that she is on board, and are thrilled to be able to share the stellar work that artists in San Antonio have been producing.”
About the Curator
Doreen A. Ríos is a curator and researcher. Her work focuses on digital art, post-digital practices and new materialities. Founder of [ANTI]MATERIA, an online platform dedicated to the research and exhibition of art produced through digital media, Ríos seeks to facilitate international exchanges between artists, curators, researchers and art professionals interested in digital and post-digital online/physical/hybrid exhibitions. Simultaneously, she’s chief curator at the Centro de Cultura Digital and lecturer at CENTRO and UAEMéx. Ríos graduated with honors with a MA in Contemporary Curation from Winchester School of Arts, specializing in digital cultures, and with a BA in Architecture from Tecnológico de Monterrey.