Javier Villa (Argentina) is a curator and artist whose practice focuses on the rewriting of past and present colonial histories in Latin America, by exploring the relationships between local imaginaries, politics, and territory. Experimenting with the mutability of artistic matter as a vehicle to travel through time, he creates social fictions based on image collections and archives.

During his residency at the Delfina Foundation, Javier will search for possible relations between Latin American spiritual traditions and western magic such as the image production done through mediums and channeling activities in London, from Aleister Crowley to the contemporary context.

Javier has a degree in Art History and participated in the de Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam (2010/2011). Currently, he is Senior Curator at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, where he curated exhibitions such as A Tale of Two Worlds: Experimental Latin American Art in Dialogue with the MMK Collection 1940s–1980s (2017-18); A History of the Imagination in Argentina (2019); Alberto Greco: How Great You Are! (2021); and Monica Giron: Querandí Connections (2022).

Javier is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In partnership with

Anglo-Argentine Society

With the support from

Embassy of Argentina


Summer 2022


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