Sana López Abellán appointed curator of the Larnaca Biennale 2025

Sana Lopez Apellan

Larnaca Biennale is excited to announce Sana López Abellán as curator of the fourth edition of the Larnaca Biennale, to be held in 2025. Larnaca Biennale is a city-wide project for artistic experimentation in contemporary art, comprising an international open call, exhibitions, theatre, performances, concerts, activities, lectures and workshops – attracting an audience of over 60000 visitors. The Biennale will run from Wednesday October 15 to Friday November 28, 2025. The theme and programme of the third Larnaca Biennale will be announced in a further statement in March 2025.

Statement from Larnaca Biennale organizing committee
“We are overwhelmed to have Sana with us on this new journey for the fourth edition of Larnaca Biennale. As a team we have collaborated with her from different posts in two of our previous editions and we are happy that this time we will have the chance to expand our collaboration for a project that we are certain it will surpass the previous ones. Sana’s experience as an artist, curator and gallery manager assures for a most successful Larnaca Biennale 2025.

Statement from Sana López Abellán
“Imagine the thrill of being able to investigate a tiny fraction of human expression in the context of a biennale that is located in a geographically pivotal point on the map… I am looking forward to curating an inclusive project and profound selection of works across all disciplines, that can contribute to our appreciation of the forms artistic expression can take and of the limitless imagination present in all of us. Having followed the Biennale closely since its establishment, I am more than excited to collaborate in this edition, and hope to inspire both artists and visitors throughout the process that is about to kick off!’’

Biography Sana López Abellán
Sana is a Dutch/Spanish curator, artist and anthropologist based in Catalonia, Spain. Her work is centred around transcending disciplines, oscillating between theory and practice and between the tactile and the symbolic. She has been involved in a variety of exhibition projects in The Netherlands, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Cyprus and Spain as well as coordinating public art commissions for contemporary artists in the United States. Trained in curating at EINA, Barcelona and the Node Centre for Curatorial Studies, Berlin, she brings her background in anthropology and material culture from Leiden University, The Netherlands, specialising in the relationship between the body and haptic textiles in the Ecuadorian Andes.
Alongside her independent practice, Sana currently runs Alzueta Gallery´s contemporary art hub Palau de Casavells in the Catalan countryside.

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