Adriana Almada

General curator Pinta Sud | ASU



Adriana Almada


She is an Art critic, curator, writer, and editor. Of Argentine origin, she has been living in Paraguay since a young age. Since her arrival in the country in 1984, she has been extensively involved in the field of visual arts, literature, and journalism. Her area of work and reflection is contemporary art, both in artistic production and in exhibition curation and collecting.

She has curated numerous exhibitions in Paraguay and abroad. She was the curatorial coordinator of the Ibero-American section of the Valencia Biennial (Spain, 2007) and the Chile Triennial (2009). She curated the Paraguayan submission to the International Biennial of Cuenca (Ecuador, 2009) and co-curated and developed special projects for the International Biennial of Curitiba (Brazil, 2011-2013-2019), SIART Biennial (Bolivia, 2016), and SACO Biennial, Chile (2021). In Asunción, she has curated shows at the Cultural Center of the City, the Cultural Center of the Republic, the Cultural Center of Spain Juan de Salazar, and the Cultural Center of the Embassy of Brazil, as well as independent spaces and galleries. She is the curator of the Mendonca Collection of Contemporary Art (Paraguay) and Pinta Sud | ASU.

She served as vice president of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA International, Paris), president of its International Awards Committee, and a member of the Congress and Publications Committees, as well as AICA Paraguay.

Her texts have been featured in magazines, catalogs, anthologies, and collective volumes in Paraguay and abroad. She is the author of "El Paraguay y la Guerra Guasu en L’Illustration" (2022), "Colección Mendonca. Arte contemporáneo de Paraguay. Dos relatos" (2021), "Joaquín Sánchez. El narrador" (2017), "Hugo Aveta. Espacios sustraíbles" (2015), "Colección Privada. Escritos sobre artes visuales en Paraguay" (2005), and "Premio Jacinto Rivero. Diez experiencias" (co-authored, 2001), among other works. She has also published poetic volumes, "Jardines del abandono" (2019), "Patios prohibidos" (2008), and "Zona de silencio" (2005), as well as the essay "Lugares comunes: Octavio Paz o el Otro que somos" (2003).

Since 2003, she has been extensively involved in editorial work in the fields of visual arts, literature, and social sciences. She collaborates with various magazines and specialized platforms in contemporary art and directs the cultural section of the newspaper El Nacional in Asunción.