Sandra Antelo-Suárez

Sandra Antelo-Suárez is a curator and editor. In 1995 Antelo-Suárez founded the non-profit organization TRANS> and the journal TRANS> arts.cultures.media, of which she was editorial director. The first interdisciplinary and multilanguage publication with a focus on the cultural contextualization of American cultures, TRANS> arts.cultures.media published seminal essays by Ernesto Laclau, Judith Butler, Juan Goytisolo, and Sylvère Lotringer; and discussions on art accompanied by published artwork, such as the TRANS> gum edition by Paul McCarthy, which served as the cover of TRANS> arts.cultures.media no. 8, 2008.  

In Chelsea, New York, exhibition space, TRANS> area, which Antelo-Suárez founded in 2001, she curated the first solo exhibitions in New York of work by such artists as Anri Sala, Yang Fudong, Daniel Guzmán, Joan Jonas, Marine Hugonnier, Mircia Cantor, Koo Jeong-a, and numerous others.

Among the offsite projects and collaborations Antelo-Suárez has curated and produced are Smile Without a Cat: A celebration of Ann Lee’s Vanishing, a fireworks project by Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2002; Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30: Entertainment by Dan Graham, Tony Oursler and Rodney Graham, 2006, a 60-minute rock opera puppet concert, which toured to the Walker Art Center, Art Basel Miami Beach, the Whitney Museum, Staatsoper Berlin, and the Festival of Vienna; “You and Me, Sometimes…,” an exhibition of social conceptualists at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York; “Off Modern,” an evolving year-long exhibition at the High Line, New York; and “Gego: Autobiography of a Line,” a two-part exhibition at Dominique Lévy, New York and London, 2016. Recently, she curated an unprecedented exhibition, “Kinetics of Violence: Cady Noland and Alexander Calder,” at Venus Over Manhattan, New York. Ms. Noland accepted the proposition and participated for the first time since 2008 in the installation of her work as an exhibition. A book with the same title is forthcoming. In a review of the show, Andrea K. Scott of the New Yorker called Antelo-Suárez a “thoughtful curator.” 

In the past years Antelo-Suarez has engaged in a new reading of Calder curating “Alexander Calder: Theater of Encounter” at Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, September 4, 2008 – January 20, 2019, and is editing a book of essays on Calder and contemporary issues to be published in spring 2020.

Currently, Antelo-Suarez is editing an anthology of Dan Graham’s writings and essays to be published in Spanish.