Artist Tribute Program Curator
Since 2015, Francisco Medail has been the face of the Artist Tribute section. A program that recognizes the careers of photographers who actively contributed to the field of Argentine photography, with the aim of recovering and highlighting their significance within local history. Among them have passed: George Friedman (2015), Juan Di Sandro (2016), Frans van Riel (2017), Pepe Fernández (2018), Pedro Otero (2019), Foto Estudio Luisita (2020), Lucrecia Plat (2021), Sara Facio (2022), and this year the work of Boleslaw Senderowicz is being presented.
Francisco Medail (Entre Ríos, Argentina; 1991)
Francisco is an artist and curator specializing in photography. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Cultural Management from UNDAV and is a candidate for a Master's degree in Argentine and Latin American Art History from UNSAM. Between 2015 and 2020, he served as the artistic director of BAphoto, an art fair dedicated to photography. He has held solo exhibitions in galleries and museums in Argentina and completed artistic residencies in Paris (Cité Internationale des Arts, 2018) and Sao Paulo (Fonte, 2018). His work is part of public and private collections, including the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Provincial Museum Emilio Caraffa, and the Getty Research Institute. Currently, he directs "Pretéritos Imperfectos," a collection of theoretical books about Argentine photography, and serves as a curator in the Archives department of the Centro Cultural Kirchner. He is represented by the Rolf Art gallery.