Gemma Medina Estupiñan

Gemma Medina Estupiñan, photo Toni Hernández
Gemma Medina Estupiñan, photo Toni Hernández

Gemma Medina Estupiñan is an art historian, independent researcher and curator based in Eindhoven. She is interested in art practices dealing with the social, furthermore the uses of art, participating in projects that fall outside the standard artistic discourse, bringing art to a non-specialised audiences.

She has a PhD in Contemporary Art History (Photography of Architecture, 2012). Her professional practice comprehends independent research, writing and curatorial practices. She has collaborated as independent researcher and assistant curator at the Van Abbemuseum, in Eindhoven, in diverse experimental and speculative projects as Be(com)ing Dutch and Play Van Abbe I.

Since 2012, she has been working in close collaboration with artist Tania Bruguera and the Van Abbemuseum leading a research to build the Arte Útil Archive that was the core of the exhibition The Museum of Arte Útil where she curated the public program together with Alessandra Saviotti.

Currently, they are co-curating 'Broadcasting the archive', an independent project supported by the Mondriaan Fund and The Art of Impact, to emancipate the usership around the Arte Útil archive. The project aims to re-activate and mediate the Arte Útil’s archive within and beyond the museum’s context. Their objective is to break the physical walls of the institution through a call for action, becoming a source of inspiration both for a specialised public as well as a non-trained contemporary art audience.