Marina Reyes Franco

The previous academic and curatorial researches of Marina Reyes Franco have been into the work of concrete poet Esteban Valdés, the alternative circulation strategies of graphic art, post-colonial theory, feminism, museum studies, autonomous art projects, and artistic and literary manifestations in the frontier of political action that spill over into popular culture.


Marina Reyes Franco (b. 1984) is an independent curator living and thinking in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is co-founder and former director of La Ene, a museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recent projects include: Watch your step / Mind your head, ifa-Galerie Berlin; The 2nd Grand Tropical Biennial in Loíza, Puerto Rico; Calibán, MAC in Santurce, Puerto Rico; C32: Sucursal, MALBA in Buenos Aires, and numerous exhibitions at La Ene. Her research interests include the work of Esteban Valdés, artistic and literary manifestations on the frontier of political action, new museology, and the impact of tourism in cultural production. 

Recent exhibitions


Resisting ParadiseFonderie Darling, Montréal (Canada)

Resisting Paradise, Pública, San Juan (Puerto Rico)


Calibán, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Imprecisiones, Museo Dr. Pío López Martínez, UPR, Cayey

Un Verano en Puerta de Tierra, San Agustín #258, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Donde hay protesta hay negocio, Galería Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico “Mil pedazos,” Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Trabaja por tu nombre, Urgente, Buenos Aires

Colección, Castagnino+macro, Rosario, Argentina

Sucursal: La Ene en MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Wordings, The Wooden Floor, California

Poesia desde a Seguridade Social, Phosphorus, São Paulo, Brazil

Museum Ad Nauseam, La Ene, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Frente en Alto, La Ene, Buenos Aires, Argentina