Maria Ptqk

Episode 1

with Maria Ptqk, October 6th 2020

Maria Ptqk is a critic and cultural investigator, a curator, researcher and producer.  She has a doctorate in artistic research and has graduated in law, economy and cultural management. Her work is based on the social uses of technologies, gender practices and studies, culture economies and natural sciences; she loves the adventure of exploring new territories. 

The conversation takes us from biocentrism and a river’s legal rights to vaccines against COVID, and from extraterrestrial intelligence to insects and fungi. Maria knows the art world as being conservative and institutionalized, but her romantic side makes her think of art as a space of possibilities to reflect also multi species thinking. To make daring projects possible, Maria became director of Gabinete Sycorax, a museum that hosts projects without a building.


A transcription of the podcast can be found also here


Referenced during the conversation:

Maria Ptqk -

MariaPtqk’s blog:

Donna Haraway: Staying with the trouble - Making Kin in the Chthulucene:

Especies del Chthuluceno. Panorama de prácticas para un planeta herido: Maria Ptqk, Ed.

Espace Virtuel de Jeu de Paume, Paris

Ernesto Casero: The posthuman protests -

Emmanuele Coccia: A life of plants - A Metaphysics of Mixture:

Jonathan Franzen: What If We Stopped Pretending?:

Gabinete Sycorax - A museum without building, but with projects:

ICOM -International Council of Museums -

Death to Museums – Conference, August 2020:

Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium -

Baptiste Maurizot, French philosopher
Baptiste Maurizot, Ways of being alive:


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