Mariano López Seoane
Mariano López Seoane is a writer, researcher and curator based in Buenos Aires and New York. He is currently the director of the Graduate Program on Gender and Sexuality at UNTREF in Argentina. He also teaches Latin American literature, cultural studies and queer studies at the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU. In the past few years, López Seoane has lectured and taught courses and seminars at Northwestern University, Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat de Valencia, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Palacky University, and the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut in Berlin, among other institutions. López Seoane has curated exhibitions and coordinated public programs for ISLAA, MALBA, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Buenos Aires International Book Fair and Art Basel Cities. His latest exhibitions include Eros Rising: Visions of the Erotic in Latin American Art (ISLAA, 2022) and Miguel Ángel Lens. La poesía está en la calle (MUNTREF, 2023). He has written extensively on contemporary Latin American literature and arts, focusing on the cultures of sexual and gender dissidence in the Americas, different local inflections of queer studies and queer activism, and figurations of drug culture and drug related violence in Latin American narratives, film and visual arts. He is the editor of El lugar sin límites, a journal devoted to a critical examination of our current theories and policies on gender and sexuality. His own publications include the volume of essays Donde está el peligro. Estéticas de la disidencia sexual (2022) and the novel El regalo de Virgo (2017).