Enrique Juncosa

– Casa Wabi 2016

Community Project

Taller “lectura-escritura” – COBAO 25 Rio Grande
With students from the High School of the 25 COBAO of Rio Grande, Oaxaca, the writer and curator Enrique Juncosa, conducted the “Reading-Writing” workshop, where young people wrote a text under the following topics: Family Memories, Stories of their community, Legends or myths, Social environment of the School in Rio Grande and Free theme. The objective of this workshop was the analysis and commentary of the texts presented to identify what are the characteristics that make their reading easier, enjoyable, interesting and clear. The texts will finally be gathered in a publication with an introduction by Enrique Juncosa and illustrated by artists resident in Casa Wabi during the workshop period.
Eli Acosta and Daniel Santa María introduced the community to the manufacture of bamboo bicycles, to the construction of human propulsion machines, helping to generate economic and construction dynamics for the direct use of the plant.of making a piece to be located in the sculptural garden. The production of this the sculpture was guided in the format of a “time capsule” and the gold discs found in Voyager sound waves more than 15,000 million km from Earth, these elements were chosen because of the possibility they offer to talk about a specific identification and projection in the future of some concerns, doubts, or concerns both personal and community level.


  • La playa de los pájaros (2016) Prólogo para las publicación de los textos del taller

La playa de los pájaros (2016)
Prólogo para las publicación de los textos del taller


Enrique Juncosa (Palma de Mallorca, 1961) is a Spanish writer a free-lance curator. He has published seven collections of poetry in Spain. Some have been translated into English, Book of the Ocean (1991) translated by Joanne Pottlitzer and illustrated by Miquel Barceló, and also Bay of Flags and other poems (2010), which presented two of the Spanish collections in one volumen and was translated by Michael Smith. He has also publsihed numerous essays on Contemporary Art on artists like Miroslaw Balka, Gerard Byrne, Francesco Clemente, Michael Craig-Martin, Richard Deacon, Iran do Espirito Santo, Martin Puryear, Susana Solano, Juan Uslé, Apichatpong Weerasethakul or Terry Winters. Some of these essays were collected in The Irish Years, Selected Writtings (2013). From 2009 and 2011 he edited and directed Boulevard Magenta, and art and literary magazine published in Dublin. He has translated into Spanish works by Djuna Barnes, Julian Barnes and Colm Tóibín.
Juncosa was also director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin for nine years (2003-2012). He was granted the Order of the Civil Merit by the Spanish Government for this job. Previously, he had been deputy director of Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid and also IVAM in Valencia, Spain. Besides, he has curated many shows in other institutions like Tate Britain, Hamburguer Banhoff, Berlin; MACBA, Barcelona; MAXXI, Rome; or Fundacao Gulbenkian, Lisbon. He was curator of the Spanish Pavillion in the Venice Biennale in 2009.
June 2016

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