In 2017 Adriana and Elena founded the independent art project la_cápsula, an experimental curatorial platform focused in contemporary Latin-american art. After being itinerant and pop-up for one year, la_cápsula opened its permanent exhibition space in December 2018.
Adriana is an Art Historian and Independent Curator from Mexico, currently living and working in Zurich. She graduated in Art History from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and did an MAS in Curating at ZHdK. She worked as Assistant Curator for Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, and has curated exhibitions in art spaces and commercial galleries both in Mexico and Switzerland, including Kunstraum Walcheturm, Helmhaus (as part of Volumes Zurich), Galerie Peter Kilchmann and Knoerle & Baetting Contemporary. Since 2016 she collaborates as a freelance writer for CIAC Collection in Mexico.
Elena is currently coordinator of the Lateinamerika-Zentrum Zürich of the University of Zurich and associate postdoctoral researcher within the SNF-project “Contested Amnesia and Dissonant Narratives. Post-conflict Literature, Art and Archives”, directed by Prof. Dr. Liliana Gómez-Popescu. She graduated in Art History from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and did an MA in Latin American Studies, with a focus on Cultural Studies, at the same university. Her PhD thesis “Historia y violencia en el Sur americano. Prácticas artísticas, 1992-2012” has been published as a book by CENDEAC (Murcia, 2017).