Ana Ara, PhD, is an art historian and curator based in Madrid. She has completed studies in various international institutions including the École du Louvre (Paris), the Università della Sapienza (Rome) and the Städelschule and the Goethe Universität (Frankfurt am Main). Her professional trajectory includes positions at Portikus in Frankfurt am Main, the Curatorial Department of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel and the Exhibitions Department of the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía in Madrid. Her curatorial work includes the conceptual and organizational design of exhibitions such as Vergüenza [Shame] (La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2013), Los cuerpos dóciles [Docile bodies] (La Conservera, Murcia, 2015) and Pessoa. Todo arte es una forma de literatura [Pessoa. All Art is a Form of Literature] (Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2017). In 2019 she will co-curate an exhibition showcasing
the work of Miriam Cahn at the Museo Reina Sofia. At present, Ana Ara is a curator at Matadero Madrid, where she develops, among other projects, “Profundidad de Campo” [Depth of Field], a programme that focuses on the production, screening and study of contemporary audiovisual practices.