Oscar Roldán

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Oscar Roldán holds aMasters degree in Plastic Arts and is Magister in Political Science by the University of Antioquia. As an independent artist, he has held several solo and group exhibitions at national and international scales for which he obtained significant mentions and distinctions. In addition, he has led several cultural projects of a collective nature. In 2002, he began to develop cultural and curatorial research and between 2008 and 2014 he worked as Chief Curator at the Museum of Modern Art of Medellin. In 2010 he founded the ALBO Program, a cultural intermediation platform that promotes site-specific projects by young Colombian artists in the art gallery Casa de la Música, Medellín. Also, in 2013 he was one of the five curators of the 43SNA - Saber Desconocer, held in Medellin.

As a political scientist, he maintains an analysis and research activity that he presents with a focus in History and Art Theory for multiple publications and academic settings. His Master’s degree research project is titled Art as the Constituent Power, Ten Cases in Colombian Art between 1995 and 2005.

Roldán currently directs the Department of Cultural Extension of the University of Antioquia, where he also participates in academic research in the Faculty of Arts, and is the Curator of Casablanca, Museo Débora Arango. Among his most recent curatorial research projects are: “Sociales. Débora Arango llega hoy…” by artist Carlos Garaicoa and “Medellín, transformación de una ciudad”, which was presented as an exhibition and book at the Assembly of the Inter-American Development Bank - IDB.