About Us

Vista Oral. We are a group of curators and researchers. We are interested in failure, uselessness and every political dimension of unproductiveness. We approach projects as an apprenticeship in which, together with an artist, we open participatory spaces based on interaction and exchange of tools and micro-narratives in order to generate a collective critical discourse. In Los Angeles, we managed GARAJE and previously, we were in charge of the 56x45x25 space. Together with Eloi Gimeno, we co-managed the Folleto publishing house until 2019.

 

Vista Oral. We are Alicia Escobio and Maite Muñoz. 

 

Alicia Escobio has been trained in philosophy, and is specialized in aesthetics of contemporary art. She is part of the Public and Educational Programs team at MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona) where she coordinates, conceptualizes and researches content. At MACBA, among other projects, she has co-curated, along with Anna Ramos, Lorem Ipsum, during its 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions; Make kin(d), not future(s), 2019; or the musical programming within the framework of MACBA és viu, between 2014 and 2016. She has been part of the Leland Palmer collective as an independent curator along with Laura Benítez and Lola Lasurt. She has given lectures at institutions such as the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, MUSAC, MACBA, Homesession and Bombon Projects. And she has published with media companies such as A*Desk, Cinco Delfines, Dehavilland Ediciones or Ed. Folleto.

Maite Muñoz is an independent researcher and curator. Currently, she is an external advisor to the MACBA Archive, where she has worked for eight years, the last three as Archives Manager. She is a member of the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA), an independent archive and programming space, and the Acid-Free Art Book Market. She also works for the YAXS Guatemala Foundation and for Terranova Editorial. She has curated exhibition and seminar on artist publications Todo, En parte (MUSAC, León, 2013), the publication See you later (Sant Andreu Contemporani, 2015), the exhibition A.XMI. Xavier Miserachs Archive (MACBA, 2015) and the exhibitions Sampling # 1: Documents on stage (MACBA, 2017), Sampling # 2: This is mail art (MACBA, 2017) and the seminar The boundary condition. On the archive and its limits (MACBA, 2018), the exhibition and the book Legible-Visible. Between the frame and the page (Arts Santa Mònica, 2017 and Bienal de Cuenca Ecuador, 2018), as well as the program I’m building a geodesic power structure. Clinic/seminar on graphic and sound desktop publishing (MACBA, 2019).