SPECIAL CURATED PROGRAM
This year URVANITY will include a Special Curated Program with the objective to highlight the best talents presented at the fair.
The program is composed by three different sections: solo shows, installations and outdoor interventions and three independent curators will form the comity in charge of selecting the artists for these sections.
SERGIO PARDO LOPEZ
Sergio Pardo holds a M.Arch from ETSAM in Madrid, visiting architecture scholar at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Rafael del Pino Scholar), and Cultural MBA from the University of New York (Fulbright Scholar). He has been developing a career linked to the world of art from a multidisciplinary perspective. In this regard, he has participated in curating and managing projects in prestigious institutions such as the 10th Venice Architecture Biennial; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Canal de Isabel II Foundation, the Casa Encendida in Madrid or the Lola Garrido Collection.
Currently, Sergio Pardo Senior Project Manager of the Percent for Art Program, from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, where he curates and oversees all permanent public art program of New York City.
Sabina Chagina is an outstanding expert and curator of projects related to urban art. Together with her colleague Yulia Vasilenko, she is co-founder and organizer of the Contemporary Urban Art Biennial ARTMOSSPHERE in Moscow. Founded in 2014 in 2018 it presented its third edition being the only Biennial that represents the main exponents of urban art from around the world.
She is the director of the creative union of the same name, ARTMOSSPHERE, which acts as an agent of support and development of urban art and culture in Russia and around the world.
Doctor in Fine Arts and Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Universitat Politècnica de València. Vice-Rector for Culture from 2005 to 2011. Since 1996, he has directed various projects related to public art, including the commissioning of the Encuentro de Arte Urbana Poliniza Dos, which has celebrated its thirteenth edition.
Member of Valencian, Spanish and International associations of Art Critics. His management, research and teaching labor has been completed by his consultancy for contemporary art collections in public and private institutions, such as the Mediterranean Savings Bank (CAM), or DKV.