Carla Acevedo-Yates is a curator, researcher, and art critic based in San Juan, Puerto Rico and New York. She earned an M.A. in Curatorial Studies and Contemporary Art at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (Ramapo Curatorial Prize) and a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Cultures from Barnard College, Columbia University (Clara Schifrin Memorial Spanish Prize in Poetry). In 2008 she founded, an online platform for contemporary art that addresses emerging art production on the island and abroad, while hosting a wide range of contributors from the Americas. Since 2011 she has worked as an independent curator. Recent projects include Turn on the bright lights at the Hessel Museum of Art (Ramapo Curatorial Prize), Soy Isla: A conversation on and around Zilia Sánchez at Artists Space Books and Talks, The Dialectic City: Document | Context at Laboratorio de Artes Binarios and OB-R at ARTLAB753, a project that experimented with exhibition formats and collaborative production models. Her writing has appeared in Art Agenda, Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism, Artpulse, La Tempestad, Mousse, South as a State of Mind, and Sculpture. She was a curatorial resident at Espaço Fonte (Recife, Brazil) in 2014 and RIC (Santiago, Chile) in 2015. Her curatorial research focuses on recuperative art histories, abstraction as experimental geography, and post-global-decolonial curatorial methodologies.