Ana Longoni Interview

Ana Longoni (Museo Reina Sofía) discusses artistic and activist approaches to staging difficult pasts in Argentina.

Ana Longoni is the Director of Public Activities at the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid). She is also a writer, CONICET researcher and professor of graduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Buenos Aires and MACBA’s Program of Independent Studies (Barcelona). She works on the intersections between art and politics in Argentina and Latin America from mid-20th century to the present day. Author of numerous publications, her latest book is Vanguardia y revolución (Buenos Aires, Ariel, 2014). She promotes the Red Conceptualismos del Sur since its foundation in 2007. Curator of exhibitions Roberto Jacoby. El deseo nace del derrumbe (Museo Reina Sofía, 2011), Perder la forma humana (Museo Reina Sofía, MALI and MUNTREF, 2012-14), Con la provocación de Juan Carlos Uviedo (MUAC, 2016), and Oscar Masotta, la teoría como acción (MUAC, MACBA and Parque de la Memoria, 2017-18). Two plays of her authorship premiered in Buenos Aires: La Chira (2003) and Árboles (2006).



STAGING DIFFICULT PASTS is an AHRC funded project: Grant reference: AH/R006849/1