Doreen A. Rios
Independent Curator Doreen A. Rios was born in Toluca, Mexico. Her work focuses on curatorial practices and research, specializing in digital cultures and new media practices. She is the Founder of [ANTI]MATERIA, an online platform dedicated to the research and exhibition of Latin-American Digital Art, which aims to create international exchanges between artists, curators, researchers and promoters interested in digital practices. She is a graduate of the MA in Contemporary Curation from Winchester School of Arts, UK, and the BA in Architecture from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Interview on the AND Journal
It is with great sadness that we are postponing AND Festival 2020, which was due to take place 14th to 17th May.
We are extremely disappointed to have reached this decision but with the ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus and the impact this will have nationally and globally in the coming months, we believe that this is necessary to protect the wellbeing of our staff, artists, our festival community and the public.
Abandon Normal Devices is a unique context to present the many ambitious commissions and site responsive experiences we produce, and due to the nature of the works created for AND Festival 2020 it is not possible to say at this time when we will be able to re-stage them. We’ll be working hard in the coming months to find creative ways to work towards this, and will make announcements later in the year.
We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received from our funders Arts Council England, BFI, British Council and The Space, our partners Culture Liverpool, Wirral Council and Warrington Council and all the venues and programme partners and individuals we have been working with over the last year and beyond.
Thank you for your support and understanding