bio | Mabel Tapia is an independent researcher from Buenos Aires, living in Paris. She is finishing a PhD at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Her research focuses on art practices from the 21st century involving the use of archives, activism, and political engagement, and that have as one of their main characteristics the deactivation of the aesthetic function. Her investigations also examine the processes of legitimation, valorisation and visibility of contemporary practices in their relation to the phenomenon of reification in the frame of new paradigms in both artistic and socio-economic fields. She is member and coordinator for the year 2015 of the platform Red Conceptualismos del Sur (Southern Conceptualisms Network). She also works as an editor.
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