London Art Fair 2017

Curator: Miguel Amado

Miguel Amado_portrait_Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Miguel Amado curates ‘Dialogues’ for Art Projects at London Art Fair 2017.

Miguel Amado is Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, England. He was the curator of the Portuguese Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale and has been a curator at Tate St Ives, England, and the Centro de Artes Visuais in Coimbra, Portugal, among other institutions.

He has been a curatorial fellow at Rhizome at the New Museum and Independent Curators International in New York. Also in New York, he was a curator-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program and the Abrons Arts Center.

As a freelancer, he has curated exhibitions and projects at various institutions and events. These include apexart in New York, the Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon, Frieze Projects at Frieze London and No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents at the X Initiative in New York and Tate Modern in London.

He is a critic for Artforum, his writing has appeared in magazines such as The Exhibitionist and he is a lecturer at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Venice. His awards include the inaugural Contemporary Art Society Collections Fund at Frieze in 2016, a Curators Grant from the Foundation for Arts Initiatives in New York, and the 2011 apexart Unsolicited Proposal Program.

Currently Miguel is completing the MRes in Curatorial/Knowledge at Goldsmiths, University of London, having previously graduated with an MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art; further education includes Tate Intensive, the Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing and Night School at the New Museum.


A group enjoy an introduction to Joachim Coucke’s work at NEST’s stand at London Art Fair 2016

‘Dialogues’ is a guest curated section within Art Projects featuring collaborative presentations between invited UK and international galleries.

Galleries exhibiting in the next edition of ‘Dialogues’, curated by Miguel Amado, will be announced in the Autumn.

Curated by Natasha Hoare, Associate Curator at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the 2016 instalment of ‘Dialogues’ featured shared presentations from:

Copperfield (London) & NEST (The Hague)
Division of Labour (Worcester) & NOME (Berlin)
l’étrangère (London) & Base-Alpha Gallery (Antwerp)
The RYDER (London) & All Together Now (Rotterdam)
TJ Boulting (London) & Leslie (Berlin)