Pedro Alonzo is a Boston-based independent curator, currently serving as adjunct curator at Dallas Contemporary. Since 2006 he has specialized in producing exhibitions that transcend the boundaries of museum walls and spill out into the urban landscape. Alonzo began to develop exhibitions designed to engage the public in 2015, starting with a citywide exhibition in Philadelphia titled “Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space,” followed by working with JR to place a gigantic image of a Mexican child named Kikito overlooking the U.S./México border wall in Tecate. Since 2016 Alonzo has worked with The Trustees, Massachusetts’s largest conservation and preservation nonprofit, to launch and curate the organization’s Art & the Landscape initiative, resulting in site-specific commissions created by the artists Sam Durant, Jeppe Hein, Alicja Kwade, and Doug Aitken. He is currently working on Amnesia Atómica, an ongoing project by Pedro Reyes, commissioned by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, centered on reviving and reintroducing the issue of nuclear threat into the public narrative. He is a former N Square Innovators Network fellow.
Biggest untapped opportunity to help advance a world safe from nuclear threat →
To actively engage and work with the creative sector. Today the conversation about the nuclear threat is dominated by experts. We need to work with the creative sector to develop compelling narratives that the general public can get behind.