Beatriz Bustos Oyanedel is an independent curator who lives and works in Santiago, Chile. She has curated, co-curated, produced and managed cultural initiatives for museums and cultural centres in Latin America, Asia and Europe. She carries out her work independently and/or through her consulting organisation BBO Desarrollo Cultural, founded with the aim to implement cultural projects that activate expression of thought with consideration of context.
Her institutional roles have included International Coordinator of Visual Arts, Photography and New Media departments for the National Council for Culture and the Arts, Santiago (2012–13); Head of Program and Curatorial Advisor for the Museum of Contemporary Art (2005–08). She is currently a Culture, Art and Education Adviser for Fundación Mar Adentro, Santiago (since 2015); member of the advisory board of Key Performance, Sweden (since 2010); and was member of the editorial collective for Mapping South: Journeys in South-South Cultural Relations, Anthology of Contemporary Art (2011–13).
Selected exhibitions and projects as an independent curator include: La Nave, Demian Schopf, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (2015); Christian Boltanski en Chile, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Chile, and Animitas, site-specific work in the local community of Talabre, San Pedro de Atacama (2014–15); Marca no registrada, Livia Marín, Espacio Odeón, Bogotá, Colombia (2013); Coordinator of Chilean Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2012–13); Nuestro Sitio: Artistas de América del Sur, Museum of Contemporary Art of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Museum of Visual Arts, Santiago, Chile (2012); Collaborative curator of Post Project, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (2011); Umbraculum, Jan Fabre, touring exhibition, Museum of Modern Art of Medellín, Colombia, Museum Tambo Quirquincho, La Paz, Bolivia, and Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo, Brazil (2009–10); Evolución de mi obsesión, Jaime Vial, Isabel Aninat Gallery, Santiago, Chile (2010); Founder of Cómo Vivir Juntos, implementation of a cultural centre and programme in Tubul, Arauco, Chile (2010); Desde el Otro Sitio/Lugar (From the Other Side/Site), National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2005); Correspondencias, with Universität der Künste Berlin, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin, Germany (2002). Selected exhibitions as Head of Program and Curatorial Advisor at Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago : Passage to the Future (2008); Peppermint Candy, National Museum of Contemporary Art of Korea (2007); Multiplication (2007); Cobra et Cie (2007); Cómo vivir juntos, selection of the 27th São Paulo Biennial, with São Paulo Biennial Foundation, Brazil (2007).