Chema González

Programmer, curator

Programmer and curator, he has explored the relationship between contemporary art and film and has produced an extensive and regular audiovisual program around cinema-essay, political documentary, experimental cinema and auteur-film cinema at Museo Reina Sofia (Spain), an international institutional where he works as film and public programs curator. Main strands in his work are to recover silenced gazes that question orthodox histories of cinema, to reconnect film practice with a committed political and theoretical space, and to understand cinema as a determining art to transform our construction and interpretation of the world. Among his recent projects are retrospectives of Peter Watkins, Gonzalo García-Pelayo, Kidlat Tahimik, Chantal Akerman, Sarah Maldoror, Wang Bing, Derek Jarman, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièlle Huillet and themed series such as Black Film Matters (1920-2020), Possible Futures. Cinema and Worlds to Come, Guy Debord and René Viénet, from Lettrism to Situationism, No Shelter. Images of Contemporary Exile, among others. He has organized film series at BFI London, DocLisboa, Centre Pompidou, CCCB Barcelona, FICCALI, CineEspaña Toulouse, Festival de Sevilla, Punto de Vista, CGAI, Filmoteca Catalana, Filmoteca Española or Tabakalera Donosti. He has curated exhibitions with moving image artists by the likes of David Lamelas, Akram Zaatari, William Kentridge, Hala Elkoussy, Hito Steyerl and Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci-Lucchi.