Xabier Arakistain
Xabier Arakistain is a feminist curator and art critic. He was Director of Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, from 2007 to 2011, making it a pioneering institution in the development and application of feminist policies in the fields of contemporary art, thought, and culture. Previously, Arakistain carried out a range of projects that incorporated the sex quota as a curatorial criterion, and has curated retrospective shows devoted to the US collective Guerrilla Girls and to the British artist Leigh Bowery. In addition, he curated “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, 86 steps in 45 years of Art and Feminism” at Museo de BBAA, Bilbao, and “The Furious Gaze” (co-curated with Maura Reilly) at Montehermoso.
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