about us

hablarenarte (www.hablarenarte.com) is an independent platform for projects that works to support the creation, publicizing dissemination and promotion of contemporary culture.

Among its areas of action, hablarenarte

  • Promotes the curating of exhibitions and visual and performing arts events on both a national and international level.
  • Conceives and develops programs for educational and mediation programs and cultural and social cooperation actions.
  • Disseminates national contemporary creation through publications, audiovisual media and international networks of professional cooperation.
  • Assesses and develops studies for public and private organisms and offers training courses in the area of cultural management.

hablarenarte It always develops its projects in collaboration with public and private institutions and cultural agents interested in welcoming and supporting its proposals. We currently have Planta Alta, a residency space in Madrid where we host various artistic and curatorial research programs.


[+] Emma Brassó (Madrid)

Emma is part of the contemporary creation team at hablarenarte and Visiting Lecturer at the Fine Arts Department of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She holds a PhD from Royal College of Art (London) based on her research on the intersection of fiction and authorship since the 1980s. Before that, she obtained a master's degree in Curatorial Studies at Columbia University (New York) with a grant from 'la Caixa' and a degree in History and Theory of Art from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Her exhibitions, editorial and educational projects have been presented in Madrid (La Casa Encendida, Sala de Arte Joven, Intermediae-Matadero, Tabacalera), Turin (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo) or Glasgow (Center for Contemporary Arts). Between 2013 and 2018, she was Cultural Programme Curator at the University for the Creative Arts (Kent, UK).

[+] Carlos Almela (Valencia)

Carlos is in charge of the education & mediation programme at hablarenarte. He holds a master's degree in Philosophy (Paris 1 - Sorbonne), in Public Affairs (Sciences Po) and in Business Administration (ESCP Europe). He has been working at the intersection between arts, education and social action since 2013. Before joining hablarenarte, he was Head of the Arts programme at the Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation, he coordinated the Spanish tour of Musée Mobile (MuMo) and was involved in the Programa Sin Créditos/Sala de Arte Joven (2016). Carlos was also an advisor for the mediation platform ZEMOS98 and the Disruptive Education Group, run by Matadero Madrid. He combines his work with the coordination of the Master in Cultural Management at UC3M and is part of the Advisory Board of LÓVA. He co-founded dos spotters, an independent research collective interested in the fossil aesthetics of aviation.

[+] Flavia Introzzi (Buenos Aires)

Flavia is in charge of the conceptualization and coordination of projects as Curators' Network (www.curators-network.eu) and a3bandas (www.a3bandas.org). She also works for creating networks and strategic partnerships on a national and international level. She graduated in Sociology of Culture at the University of Buenos Aires and holds a Masters in History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture (MNCARS, UCM, UAM). Before joining the association, Flavia developed projects for both public and private institutions (Intermediae - Matadero Madrid, Carolina and Casa del Lector Foundation) as well as for independent or private initiatives (such as Factum Arte or the off-space Off Limits).

[+] Mamen Adeva (Madrid)

Mamen is in charge of the transversal management of hablarenarte projects, with an emphasis on those related to the living arts. She has a BA in English Literature and Linguistics and a Master’s degree in Cultural Management: Music, Theatre and Dance from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Her line of work is primarily focused on the artistic management and coordination of cultural projects, mainly linked to the field of the living arts, working closely in multidisciplinary creation processes with both national and international artists, as well as centres of creation and exhibition. Her professional experience has been linked to spaces including as Naves Matadero - Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas and Teatro de la Laboral in Gijón, companies such as La tristura, and the festivals El Lugar sin Límites, Escena Contemporánea and Festival Internacional de Benicàssim.

[+] Estefanía Santiago (Entre Ríos)

Estefanía is in charge of communication at hablarenarte. She is an artist with a hybrid practice that combines relational experience, installation, text and image as her main tools. Graduate and Professor in Audiovisual Communication (UNLP), Masters degree in Documentary and Artistic Photography (TAI, URJC) and in Artistic Professions (Escuela Sur, UCM3), she obtained grants from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes (Argentina, 2015) and Activar Patrimonio (2020). She was also awarded the PAR and FNA scholarship (Argentina 2019 and 2021) with the collective MUCA. Her work has been part of numerous solo and collective exhibitions and presented in festivals in countries such as Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Denmark and Turkey. She is currently part of the collective MUCA.

[+] Paula Mateo López (Bilbao)

Paula is part of the association’s educational team taking part in projects developed in centers and institutions such as ICO Museum designing and conducting visits and workshops with different audiences and ages. With a degree in Audiovisual Communication specialized in marketing and a postgraduate degree in artistic education, she has worked in international cultural mediation and education projects at the CCE of Santiago de Chile and she always combines her professional career with studies in different arts such as dance, music and fashion.

[+] Elena Pavón García (Madrid)

Elena is part of the association's educational team since 2012. She participates in the management, coordination, design and implementation of educational activities in centres and institutions such as the ICO Museum, the Cerralbo Museum or the Casa del Lector, as well as in the conception and development of educational material for schools, families, teenagers, children and other groups such as families with ASD or people with special needs. With a degree in Fine Arts and a degree in audiovisual media production, she combines her work as an educator with other activities in the educational field. She is currently part of a working group together with other institutions such as Fundación ICO, Plena Inclusión Madrid, CNSE or FIAPAS for accessibility in cultural institutions. Providing A1.1 level training in Spanish Sign Language.

[+] María Ene Ordorica (Zaragoza)

As a member of the educational team, María takes part in designing and conducting visits and workshops with different audiences at cultural institutions such as the Museum ICO or the Cervantes Institute in Madrid. She graduated in Art History from the University of Zaragoza and did an internship at the Museum Würth La Rioja. After that she completed a Master's degree in Art Education. She also combines her career with the study of languages and non-professional practice of arts like music or theatre.

hablarenarte is a non-profit association listed in the Roster of Associations of the Community of Madrid as number 23,729, with headquarters at avenida Alfonso XIII, 67, primera planta, 28016 Madrid.

The web of hablarenarte was co-funded by the MECD

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