Curatorial AIRspace Residency

Curatorial AIRspace Residency

The Curatorial AIRspace Residency at Abrons Arts Center annually supports one interdisciplinary New York City-based curator with a semi-private studio at Abrons, as well as a monetary commission to develop a project to be presented as part of our season programming.

The Curatorial AIRspace Residency is awarded by invitation only. For more information about the Visual Artist AIRspace Residency, please visit the Apply to AIRspace page.

2020 Curatorial AIRspace Resident

Natalia Viera Salgado is a Puerto Rican independent curator and curatorial consultant based in New York City. She is also the co-founder of :Pública Espacio Cultural, an independent art space in Alto del Cabro, Santurce Puerto Rico. Her art historical research focuses on contemporary art in relation to decolonial practices, architecture, social and environmental justice, and new media with a keen interest in hybrid and interdisciplinary projects. She has worked at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, collaborated with design studio División de Diseño (Puerto Rico), worked at El Museo de Barrio (New York, NY), Art in General (Brooklyn, New York), Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, New York) and The Nathan Cummings Foundation (New York). Viera is a founding member of Colectivo se habla español, a collective working on artistic and social projects that expand the limits of language while addressing migration, identity, human rights, and memory. Viera holds a MA in Curatorial Practice from the School of Visual Arts (NYC).


La Residencia is a collaborative residency partnership between Abrons Arts Center (New York, NY) and ​Pública​ (San Juan, PR), made possible with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.