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    Javier Villa (Buenos Aires, 1978) is an artist and curator based in Buenos Aires. From 2013 he is the Senior Curator of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. He studied Art History at the University of Buenos Aires and participated in De Appel Curatorial Program 2010-2011, Amsterdam. As an independent curator, he made several exhibitions in institutions in Argentina and abroad. He co-curated Fluiten in het Donker, De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, A Tale of Two Worlds. Experimental Latin American Art in Dialogue with the MMK Collection 1944-1989, in Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt / Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires and participated as a curatorial collaborator of the 13th Istanbul Biennale. As Senior Curator of the museum he made, among others, the following exhibitions: Diego Bianchi. El presente está encantador(2017), Liliana Maresca: El mojo avizor. Obras 1982–1994 (2017) and Una historia de la imaginación en la Argentina(2019). He was a professor at the Di Tella University between 2009 and 2013, and he led the seminars for the artist program in 2014, 2018 and 2019. Since 2005, he has been part of the Rosa Chancho artist collective and in 2019 he participated in Lyon Biennale. His current work researches the relationships between fiction, politics and territory in Argentine history and Latin American colonial history, experimenting with the mutability of artistic matter as a vehicle to address time.