Luna Acosta (1989 Medellín, Colombia) is a visual artist, teacher and researcher currently based in Barcelona. She graduated art history and curatorship with focus on contemporary Latin American art (Universidad del Museo Social Argentino) and received MFA in sound art (Universidad de Chile). She was a fellow of the MACBA Independent Studies Program 2019/20 (Barcelona), and is currently a researcher at La escocesa cultural factory (Barcelona).
She is interested in narrating geographies and territories and in elucidating the interrelationships among landscape transformations, migratory fluxes and the updated colonial order. She wonders about the construction of the collective memory when affected by colonial trauma and about the use of art as a possible tool for building technologies of emotional survival, narration, cartography and affection. In her artistic practice she develops listening and meeting devices that orbit between textiles, electronics, installation and performance.
Acosta has participated in individual and group exhibitions and artistic residencies as well as in festivals in MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani Barcelona), EAC (Contemporary Art Space of Uruguay), Casa Plan (Valparaíso), House of Memory Museum (Medellín, 2017), Cerrillos National Center for Contemporary Art (Santiago de Chile), MAC (Contemporary art museum, Santiago de Chile), Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics, among others. Her work is a part of the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile.
Each program participant will work closely with their mentor over several months, critically reflecting on their artistic practice, its relationship to this particular moment, and possible paths it might take in the future. Luna Acosta will work with her mentor Pablo Martínez.