San Francisco

Yina Jiménez Suriel

KADIST San Francisco is pleased to welcome curator Yina Jiménez Suriel for a residency to support her research for the upcoming exhibition de montañas submarinas el fuego hace islas [from underwater mountains fire makes islands], opening in October 2023 at KADIST San Francisco, following its first iteration in collaboration with Pivô, São Paulo in 2022.

The residency will enable and deepen Jiménez Suriel’s ongoing investigation into the perceptual systems of the human body, emancipatory processes, and the construction of imagination.  Her research into the themes of transmutation, repetition, and escape stems from her research in la historia de las montañas [the history of the mountains], into various human communities who think, desire, and seek freedom beyond the stable and the binary through verbal and non-verbal communication and interspecies relationships. While in San Francisco, Jiménez Suriel will have first-hand exposure to the KADIST collection and will conduct studio visits with artists from the collection and the San Francisco Bay Area. She will also connect to the artistic and scientific communities of San Francisco Bay Area through meeting music practitioners, curators, and neurobiologists.

Yina Jiménez Suriel (b. 1994, La Vega, Dominican Republic. Lives and works in Santiago) is a curator and researcher with a master’s degree in visual studies. She is the curator for The Current IV by TBA21-Academy, a three-year research project entitled otras montañas, las que andan sueltas bajo el agua. She is the Associate Editor of the magazine Contemporary And (C&) for Latin America and the Caribbean. Her curatorial projects include: Vehículos. Una revisión (2018) at Casa Quien (Dominican Republic); one month after being known in that island (2020) at the Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger (Switzerland) curated with the artist Pablo Guardiola and co-produced by Caribbean Art Initiative; and the first chapter of the research project de montañas submarinas el fuego hace islas (2022) at Pivô (Brazil) co-produced with KADIST. She was in residence at the Delfina Foundation, London (Summer 2022). She is part of the curatorial team for Opening at ArcoMadrid (2023-2024). She has contributed to various international art publications and artist catalogs.