International Visitor Programme : February 2008

Leire Vergara

Curator

Leire Vergara

Leire Vergara works and lives in Bilbao. She is exhibitions curator at Sala Rekalde, a contemporary art space in Bilbao. From 2002 to 2005, she co-directed together with Peio Aguirre the independent art production structure D.A.E (Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak) with base in Donostia-San Sebastián. During this period, artists such as Phil Collins, Susan Philipsz, Asier Mendizabal, Asier Pérez, Ainara García, Iñaki Garmendia, Jakob Kolding and Lise Harlev developed new productions. She participated together with Peio Aguirre, Gorka Eizagirre and Xabier Salaberria in Manifesta 5, Donostia-San Sebastián with the research project Film Ideal Siempre. She has participated in educational workshops and projects such as Dispositive Workshop at Kunstverein München (2004) and Cork Caucus, Cork (2005) and has been involved in the coordination of two workshops in Arteleku: We rule the school, (September-October 2005) and Enthusiasm, (February 2006). She has contributed in art and cultural magazines and art catalogues.