The first part of this curatorial residency will focus on healing the severe writer’s block I have been fighting. Titled Fixing my Broken, I will use the beautiful space of MARSO as a a space for writing sessions, or what I call “therapies.” Every day I will invite someone to work with me over the course of an hour with one of the writing therapies that I provide. Each therapy is based on John Baldessari’s assignments and are meant to be shared with a partner. This exercise is an experiment meant to expose vulnerability and tap into the human side of creativity.

About the curator:

Leslie Moody Castro is an independent curator and writer whose practice is based on itinerancy and collaboration. She has produced, organized, and collaborated on projects in Mexico and the U.S. for more than a decade, and her repertoire of critical writing is also reflective of her commitment to place. She is committed to creating moments of artistic exchange and dialogue and as such is a co-founder of Unlisted Projects, an artist residency program in Austin, Texas. In 2017, she was selected as Curator and Artistic Director of the sixth edition of the Texas Biennial, and was recently the first invited curator in residence at the Galveston Artist Residency. Moody Castro earned a Master’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin in Museum Education with a portfolio supplement in Museum Studies in 2010, and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History at DePaul University in Chicago in 2004, and has been awarded two grants from the National Endowment of Arts for her curatorial projects (2016, 2017).