Member of the Curatorial Team of Isla de Ediciones
Mariano Mayer (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971) is a poet and independent curator. Since 2002 he lives in Madrid. Among his latest projects as curator: Soy un libro que no he escrito ni he leído. Capítulo II (The Goma, Madrid, 2015); Omnidireccional (Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, 2015); Barrio Joven 2015, together with Manuela Moscoso (arteBA, Buenos Aires, 2015); Soy un libroque no he escrito ni he leído. Capítulo I (Mite, Buenos Aires 2014); Fisicismos, project organized together with Manuela Moscoso (Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, 2013); June Crespo: Reverso (Have a Window, Torino, Italy, 2013); Visible, Móvil, vidente (Párraga Center, Murcia, Spain, 2012–2013); XXIII Circuitos de Artes Plásticas (Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid, 2012); Cerrado, no oscuro (Blanca Soto Gallery, Madrid, 2011); Encabalgamientos (Alberto Sendrós Gallery, arteBA 2011, Buenos Aires) or Plano, peso, punto y medida (Torcuato Di Tella, University Buenos Aires, 2011).
Mayer has published the following books, among others: Justus (Diputación de León e Instituto Leonés de Cultura, 2009); CAFÉ (Madrid, 2009); We are ugly but we have the music, with Iván Mezcua (Madrid, 2005) o Fanta (Corregidor, Buenos Aires, 2002). He collaborates with different publications such as NEO2 Magazine and El Estado Mental, and institutions such as CA2M and ARCOmadrid. He was awarded the First International Prize of Poetry Antonio González de Lama 2007 for his book Justus (León, Spain) and the First Prize in Literature, Octubre Foundation 2001 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), for his book Fanta. Mayer has been appointed as Curator of the Artists’ Program 2016, Torcuato Di Tella University. He is now preparing an anthology of texts of the Fluxus Movement (Caja Negra, Buenos Aires) and a book of essays (Consonni, Bilbao, Spain). Since 2007 together with Cecilia Szalkowicz and Gastón Pérsico he is the editor of SCRIPT, a publication on contemporary culture (Madrid – Buenos Aires).