Seriously committed to the evolution of humanity through sensitivity and innovation, artivist & curator Macu Morán has expanded her projects into a variety of specialized areas within the contemporary art field under the umbrella of iMAGERY SPECTRUM · Progressive Projects devoted to create and promote sustainable models for the cultural industries in the digital era, towards an appropriate thrive of humanity based on the study of its cultural production.
Working over a decade as Director of New Markets for artnet Worldwide Corporation in New York, her broad interest in Technology-based art, brought her to establish the pioneering VideoArtWorld organization, which created, set and promoted the international standards, commonly accepted worldwide today, for the appropriate valuing, disseminating, collecting and preserving of intangible artistic creations.
Since then, her research has related diverging issues such as globalization, economy, time, immateriality, ecology, politics, language, technology, innovation as well as cultural, gender and virtual identities, particularly interested in following the latest theories on feminism, socialism, decolonialism, posthumanism, spirituality, bioart & quantum physics.
Her philanthropic endeavor to create alternative realities as cultural curator started at DiVA Fairs New York and Paris, followed by several editions of Barcelona Art Contemporary Festival (BAC!) and VIVA Collections worldwide tour. She has presented exhibition programs and lectures in diverse international venues, such as MANIFESTA European Roaming Biennial, Art|Basel Fair, Centre Pompidou, Fundació Joan Miró, MoCA Seoul, Hara Tokyo, CCCB Barcelona, Wilfredo Lam Havana, MAC Lima, Casa Asia, ICP New York, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Cervantes Institute New York, Arts Santa Mónica Barcelona, Fundación Suñol, University of Cordoba, WHITE BOX New York, KINETICA London, etc.
Working under the premise that all material or inmaterial imagery created becomes life reality and affects it thereafter, coining trans-disciplinary research lines such as: cultural capitalism, biocentric politics, intangible heritage, co-creation appropriation, imperceivable reality & the organic code. As a media artist she has researched into different mediums, including writing, painting, hand processing color photography, super 8, 3D modeling, 2D animation, videoart, bioart, arduino robotics, outsider drawing, ceramics, metal & wood work.
Morán graduated in International Business at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, focusing her thesis on the Economic analysis of the art industry. Afterwards she continued her theoretical engagement with Art History bachelor's studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid as well as through her participation at the modules of Art Criticism from the Master on Art Journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid, the Fine art Appraisal and Cataloguing studies offered at the New York University, and the MA in Audiovisual Arts organized by the MACBA Museum and Universidad Ramón Llull of Barcelona.
In 2013 she made the full curriculum of the 3rd Ward Fine Art Academy of Bushwick, Brooklyn, moving to Hawaii afterwards where she started her studies on permaculture, ecology and sustainability. When she became a mother she focused on creativity effects in the development of consciousness, studying the intensive course of the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona on Art Therapy, the Cognitive, Sensorial, Motor and Psychomotor Development course offered at Sigma Formación, art education for children as well as various alternative imagery therapies towards a holistic human thrive. She currently lives in Koh Phangan, Thailand where she directs the program Imagery Residency · Art meets Science & Spirituality in an effort to keep intellectually supporting progressive projects from all over the world.
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