mar 2016 - feb 2019
|Nacimiento:||1958 en La Paz, Bolivia|
|Residencia:||Reside en La Paz, Bolivia|
Realizó estudios en ciencias de la Comunicación en la Universidad Católica Boliviana, Egresó de la Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes con la especialidad de Pintura en 1983, egresó de la Carrera de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad Mayor de San Andrés con Mención en Educación Popular y Alternativa. Desde 2007 a marzo de 2016 fue Curador responsable de las colecciones de Arte Republicano y Contemporáneo en el Museo Nacional de Arte, en La Paz, y, desde esa fecha hasta febrero de 2019, fue su Director. ------------------------------------------------------------- José Bedoya Sáenz, was born in La Paz - Bolivia on 23 September 1958. He graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts “Hernando Siles“ in La Paz in 1983, where he specialised in Painting. He then went on to study Education Sciences at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés with a focus on Popular and Alternative Education and is an Honorary Professor at the Diego Quispe Tito School, Cusco. He taught Painting and Creative Thought between 1990 and 2006 and was Director of the National Academy Of Fine Arts “Hernando Siles“ in La Paz, between 1996 and 2004. General Director of Cultural Promotion of the Vice-Ministry of Culture from 2004 to 2006. From 2007 to March 2016 he was the curator of Collections and Exhibitions for Republican and Contemporary Art in the National Museum of Art and after that holds the position of Director of the National Museum of Art, in La Paz, Bolivia, till February 2019. He has been a consultant for Expression and Creativity in Educational Reform for various projects. Highlighting programs dedicated to Intercultural education in rural areas. He is one of the founders and has been director for eight of the International Art Biennial SIART - Bolivia Since 1999. Notably he was co-curator with Justo Mellado Pastor from Chile in the seventh version of the Biennial SIART - Bolivia 2011 ‘Dialogues in complexity’. He was also the co-manager of the eighth Biennial SIART - Bolivia 2011. He has been curator of the project ‘Young Art Expresarte’ 2010 - 2011 and member of the curatorial events team 2013 -2014. He has been invited as a curator and jury member in projects within Bolivia and abroad. For Example, the International exhibition ‘Living Well’ 2015 - 2018. He is the author of various articles and essays about art in Bolivia, and has participated in various initiatives aimed at the promotion and research in to contemporary art in Bolivia.
Museo Nacional de Arte / La Paz, Bolivia
Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina - Artespacio CAF / La Paz, Bolivia