Adrienne Samos

An independent editor, curator, art critic, translator, and cultural manager based in her native country, Panama, she directs both Arpa (a non-profit organization promoting cultural manifestations) and Editorial Sarigua (a small publishing house specialized in literature and cultural studies). She was founder and editor of the cultural magazine Talingo (1993-2003), recipient of the Prince Claus Award in 2001. She has curated individual and group shows of contemporary art and modern photography in Latin America and Europe. She has edited books and authored essays for catalogues, books, and magazines such as Malagana, Contemporary, Art Nexus and the Harvard Review of Latin America. Samos is currently an advisor of the Municipality of Panama, the Cisneros-Fontanals Foundation, La Nueva, the Endara House Museum, the Alemán-Healy Foundation, and the Casa Santa Ana Foundation. She just published the book Visiting Minds 2013. Radical Pedagogy: Art as Education (Ed. Sarigua, Panama, 2015) and is coordinating with Lutz Becker the traveling exhibition "The Big NO: George Grosz".