Team / Contact

Information about the project group (2021)

Valeria Fahrenkrog (Asunción, PA, 1980)

Visual artist and publicist. Studied fine arts at the Univ. Católica de Chile, Studium der Medienkunst at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne, Master in Art in Context at the UdK Berlin. Various exhibitions and projects since 2004. In 2016, together with Joerg Franzbecker, Erik Göngrich, Heimo Lattner, Katja Reichart, Ines Schaber and Florian Wüst, she founded the publishing house Berliner Hefte zu Geschichte und Gegenwart der Stadt. Project participations at the nGbK: “Ene Mene Muh und welche Stadt du?” (2016), 40 Jahre Kunst im Kontext and “Spielclub Oranienstraße 25” (2019).
She lives and works between Cologne and Berlin.


Daniela Labra (Santiago, CL, 1974)

Independent art curator, critic and researcher. PhD in art history and criticism from the Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro with the thesis “The international legitimisation of Brazilian art from 1940 to 2010”. Art critic for the newspaper O’Globo (2014-2016). She writes regularly for Revista Select, São Paulo. Professor of “Art and Politics” and “Curating Performance Art” at NODE. She curated “Frestas Triennale 2017: Between Post-Truths and Events” at SESC São Paulo and “Festival Performance Arte Brasil” at MAM Rio, Rio de Janeiro, 2011, among other exhibitions, public and academic events.
Lives and works between Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Berlin.


Teobaldo Lagos Preller (Puerto Montt, CL, 1978)

Curator and author. PhD in history and theory of contemporary art at the Univ. of Barcelona, M.A. – Latin American Studies (FU-Berlin), B.A. – Communication Sciences (UAM-X, Mexico City). Her curatorial practice is based on artistic practices, knowledge production and contact zones. She has given seminars on art theory at universities and art colleges in America and Europe. Her projects are located at the frontiers between art, ethnography and urbanism. He has published for Artishock (CL), ERRATA # (CO), Camera Austria (A), On Curating (CH), etc. Member of AICA.
Lives and works in Berlin.

Marcela Moraga M. (San Fernando, CL, 1975)

Visual artist and art educator. Studied fine arts at the Univ. of Chile. Postgraduate studies in visual communication at the HFBK in Hamburg. 2013 Master in Art in Context at UdK Berlin. Various exhibitions, residency grants and art education projects since 1998. In 2016 Marcela Moraga and a group of young environmental activists founded the Museo Comunitario del Agua in the village of Renaico in Chile. In 2019 she published her artist’s book “Ni especias ni especies. Chronicle of Patagonia”, a fictional ethnographic account of Patagonia.
She lives and works in Berlin.


Paz Ponce Pérez-Bustamante (Cádiz, E, 1985)

Independent curator. Studied art history at the Univ. Complutense, Madrid. Her area of research focuses on the collective context in which art is produced and mediated. With a special emphasis on self-organisation, cooperative culture, biographical research, she has curated several exhibitions based on archives and research in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. She teaches curatorial research methods at NODE and is an external consultant for the Erasmus + programme “Curating in Context (2019-2021), and resident researcher at the Onassis Air Foundation (Athens, Greece). Ponce has published on contextual art practices in Cuba. Lives and works in Berlin


Contact & collaborations

Currently 4 members of the museum team (Valeria Fahrenkrog, Daniela Labra, Marcela Moraga and Paz Ponce) continue to work within the museum of democracy as an axis of reflection to trace relationships with other contexts and open to collaboration with other institutions and places.

Contact us if you wish to activate the project “Museum of Democracy” in one of its conceptual axes of reflection as a laboratory / workshop / site-specific residency to investigate & work with artists in other contexts.

Email: info@museodelademocracia.net 
Personally: Valeria FahrenkrogDaniela LabraMarcela MoragaPaz Ponce

  1. Kiosk Square – this involves the construction of a kiosk / or the activation of a kiosk in situ that becomes a container for public cultural programming, taking the idea of the square as a nerve centre for the exchange of information, affection, and a place of reinterpretation of public life and its founding myths, as the square is the centre of public life.
  2. Department of Opportunisms and Opportunities: this (ironic) axis traces re/productive relations between colonialism, extractivism and institutional violence, oscillating between various juxtaposed temporalities and geographies.
  3. Office of dreams – here we focus on Latin American cultural micro-phenomena with an emphasis on the community museum model: local institutions that are founded to recreate, give meaning to and systematise the collective memory of communities, strengthening their identities against historical processes of silencing and repression. This part is more meta, we focus on artistic practices that embrace the museum formula or fictional collection to protect vulnerable memory and contested identities. The dream office has its own Audioguide: this resource can also be moved “in residence”: it is an archive of protests in the streets of Latin America.

El Kiosco. Valeria Fahrenkrog (MITKUNSTZENTRALE)
Drawing, 2021