Speakers

Conéctate con los más de 80 expositores nacionales e internacionales que participarán en el festival. Escritores, pensadores, artistas, expertos y científicos nos acompañarán durante este inolvidable fin de semana.

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Agustín Squella

Agustín Squella

Lawyer and recipient of Chile’s National Award in Humanities

Doctorate in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). He teaches at the universities of Valparaíso…

Alejandra Costamagna

Alejandra Costamagna

Writer and journalist

Doctorate in Literature from the Universidad de Chile. Author of short stories and novels, the most recent of which is El sistema del tacto

Alejandra Delgado

Alejandra Delgado

Journalist and editor

Studied at the Universidad de Chile. She is Director of the Valparaíso-based cultural review…

Alonso Yáñez

Alonso Yáñez

Head of programming for the Valparaíso Cultural Park

Master’s degree in art with a minor in cultural heritage from Universidad de Playa Ancha, where he has also been a professor…

Andrea Wulf

Andrea Wulf

German historian and writer

Her numerous books include “The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World” (Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2015), an international best-seller and winner of fifteen international literary prizes…

Antonio Díaz Oliva

Antonio Díaz Oliva

Journalist and fiction writer

Antonio Díaz Oliva lives in Chicago and is the author of four books, most notably the short story collection La experiencia formativa…

Antonio Scurati

Antonio Scurati

Italian professor and writer, recipient of the 2019 Strega Prize

Antonio Scurati is the author of M. Il figlio del secolo (Bompiani, 2018), a novelized biography of Mussolini and the first volume of a trilogy about “Il Duce”

Arturo Fontaine

Arturo Fontaine

Writer

With master’s degrees in art and philosophy from Columbia University (United States), Arturo Fontaine is a professor at the philosophy and humanities faculty of Universidad de Chile…

Berta Acevedo

Berta Acevedo

President of the Neighbors’ Association of Cerro El Litre

President of the Neigbhors’ Association of Cerro el Litre in Valparaíso for the past eight years, Berta Acevedo is also the coordinator of her neighborhood’s olla común…

Bertrand Coustou

Bertrand Coustou

Founder of the Bahía Utópica art gallery

Originally from France, Bertrand Coustou is a photographer, gallery owner, and cultural entrepreneur and advocate as well as the co-founder, with Nancy Arancibia, of the Bahía Utópica art gallery…

Catalina May

Catalina May

Editor of the Duolingo Spanish Podcast and creator of the podcast Las raras

Journalist and chief editor of the production company Adonde Media, Catalina May is the content director and host of the podcast Las raras…

Claudia Campaña

Claudia Campaña

Art historian

She holds a doctorate in Theory and History of Contemporary Art from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid; a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; and a BA in Theory and History of Art from the Universidad de Chile…

Claudia Celedón

Claudia Celedón

Actress

She has worked in plays with directors such as Manuela Infante, Alejandro Goic, Inés Stranger and Rodrigo Pérez, as well as the companies Teatro El Hijo and Hermanos Martínez Internacional…

Consuelo Saavedra

Consuelo Saavedra

Journalist

She is a journalist and TV presenter for TVN and Radio Duna. She studied journalism at the Pontificia Universidad Católica and Public Administration at Harvard University…

Cristián Molina

Cristián Molina

Musician and researcher

Musician and investigator Cristián Molina specializes in researching popular music, particularly tango, and is the coauthor of the book Patricio Solovera…

Daniel Halpern

Daniel Halpern

Communications expert

Daniel Halpern holds a PhD in Information and Communication Sciences, and is an associate professor at the Communications faculty and the MBA program at Universidad Católica de Chile…

Daniel Ramírez

Daniel Ramírez

Philosopher

Daniel Ramírez holds a PhD in ethics and political philosophy from Université París-Sorbonne (France), a master’s degree in philosophy of art from Université de Paris I…

Daniela Bertolini

Daniela Bertolini

Visual artist

Daniela Bertolini has cultivated her artistic career in a range of formats, including photography, video, performance and the readymade, proposing a discourse on gender through ironic criticism…

Delight Lab

Delight Lab

Art and audiovisual design studio

Delight Lab engages in experiments with light, video, space and sound. Run by artists Andrea and Octavio Gana, the studio has eleven years of experience to its credit and has participated in biennials…

Eduardo Castillo

Eduardo Castillo

Journalist

Eduardo Castillo holds an undergraduate degree in history from the Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7) in France, and since 1992 has conceived and produced over 4,000 events in the area of books and…

Eduardo Cavieres

Eduardo Cavieres

Historian and recipient of Chile’s National Award in History

Eduardo Cavieres holds a PhD in history from the University of Essex (Great Britain), a master’s degree in history from the University of Madison-Wisconsin (United States)…

Elicura Chihuailaf

Elicura Chihuailaf

Mapuche poet and recipient of Chile’s National Award in Literature 2020

Poet and translator Elicura Chihuailaf, the 2020 recipient of Chile’s National Award in Literature, writes in Mapudungun and Spanish, and his work has been translated into over twenty languages. His publications include En el país de la memoria…

Elvira López

Elvira López

Actress, singer and theater director

She has directed productions such as Ciencia ficción (2010), Cráneo vacío (2012), Las cosas que nunca tuve (2015)…

Francisca Astorga

Francisca Astorga

Singer

Francisca Astorga, a native of the city of Valparaíso, is a student at the  Universidad Católica de Valparaíso conservatory. She has tried her hand at various musical styles…

Francisco Aravena

Francisco Aravena

Journalist

Journalist and writer Francisco Aravena is the editor and host of La Tercera’s daily current events podcast, Crónica stereo…

Francisco Zúñiga

Francisco Zúñiga

Constitutional lawyer

Francisco Zúñiga earned his law degree in 1985 from Universidad de Chile, where he is presently a tenured professor at the law school. He holds, additionally, a Juris Doctor degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid…

Gabriele Finaldi

Gabriele Finaldi

English art historian and director of the National Gallery, London

Director of the National Gallery, London, since August 2015, English art historian Gabriele Finaldi was the Deputy Director for Collections and Research at the Prado museum in Madrid from 2002 to 2015…

Gonzalo Rojas-May

Gonzalo Rojas-May

Psychologist and linguist

Gonzalo Rojas-May holds master’s degrees in psycholinguistics, psychoanalysis and clinical psychology, and specializes in clinical psychology, medical psychology and organizational consulting…

Gonzalo Ruz

Gonzalo Ruz

Civil and electrical engineer

Gonzalo Ruz holds a PhD from the University of Cardiff (Great Britain) and a master’s degree in engineering sciences with a specialization in electrical engineering from Universidad de Chile…

Gregorio Fontén

Gregorio Fontén

Artist, musician and experimental poet

Gregorio Fontén lives in Valparaíso and works with song as an energy that flows in the resonance between body and atmosphere, language and material. His explorations have led him to branch out into poetry…

Guadalupe Nettel

Guadalupe Nettel

Mexican novelist

Guadalupe Nettel is the author of the novels El huésped (2006), El cuerpo en que nací (2011), Después del invierno (2014), which earned the Herralde Award, and La hija única (2020), all published in the Spanish language by Anagrama…

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh

Scottish writer

Irvine Welsh, known for writing about the dark side of Edinburgh’s urban culture, became one of the most controversial writers in the English language upon the publication of his first novel, Trainspotting…

Isabel Behncke

Isabel Behncke

Primatologist

sabel Behncke holds a PhD in evolutionary anthropology from Oxford University (Great Britain), where she is a professor at the Social & Evolutionary Research Science Group (SENRG)…

Javiera Moreira

Javiera Moreira

Founder of CasaPlan

Printmaker and gallery owner Javiera Moreira is the founder of CasaPlan, an art space specializing in prints. Her undergraduate work at Universidad de Santiago de Chile, was in art with a minor in printmaking, and education with…

Joan Subirats

Joan Subirats

Spanish political analyst

Doctorate in Economic Science from the Universidad de Barcelona (Spain). Professor in Political Science, and Researcher at the Institute of Government and Public Policies (IGOP) at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona…

José de Nordenflycht

José de Nordenflycht

Art historian

Doctorate in History of Art from the Universidad de Granada (Spain). Titular Professor at the Universidad de Playa Ancha and Member of the Academy of Fine Arts of Argentina…

Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz

US economist and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics

US economist Joseph Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 for his contributions to the theory of asymmetric information. He is a professor at Columbia University, where he is the founding president of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank…

Juan Pablo Jiménez

Juan Pablo Jiménez

Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst

Juan Pablo Jiménez holds a medical degree from the Universität Ulm (Germany), and is presently the director of the Millennium Institute for Research in Depression and Personality (MIDAP)…

Juan Pablo Luna

Juan Pablo Luna

Uruguayan political scientist

Juan Pablo Luna holds a PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States), and is presently a full professor at the School of Government and the Institute for Political Science at…

Juanín Navarro

Juanín Navarro

Member of the band Los Crack del Puerto

As a singer living in Valparaíso, Juanín Navarro joined the group La Isla de la Fantasía in 2005, along with several other renowned local musicians. Today, with Los Crack del Puerto, he is a cornerstone of the local Peruvian waltz and bolero scene…

Juvenal Barría

Juvenal Barría

Director of Judas Galería

Visual artist and gallery owner Juvenal Barría is co-director of the gallery spaces Judas Galería and Gálvez Inc., and creates art with photography and video. He holds an undergraduate degree in art from Universidad de Playa Ancha…

Kathya Araujo

Kathya Araujo

Peruvian sociologist

She is a Peruvian sociologist, with a Doctorate in American and Academic Studies from the Institute of Advanced Studies at the USACH. She has published numerous articles and books, including El miedo a los subordinados…

Kirsty Lang

Kirsty Lang

English journalist

She currently presents the flagship arts and culture programme on BBC’s Radio 4, Front Row. As a foreign correspondent she covered Eastern Europe, Paris and Brussels…

Kristina Cordero

Kristina Cordero

Argentine-US researcher, editor and translator

Kristina Cordero holds an undergraduate degree in Romance Languages from Harvard College, Harvard University (United States) and a PhD in engineering sciences from Universidad Católica de Chile…

Laurent Binet

Laurent Binet

French writer and recipient of the Prix Goncourt

Laurent Binet’s first novel, HHhH (Picador, 2013), which told the story of the operation to kill Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich, was a critical success, earning various honors and awards, among them the Prix Goncourt for first novels…

Loro Coirón

Loro Coirón

Artist and printmaker

Thierry Defert, also known as Loro Coirón, is French by birth but Valparaíso is his adopted home. He studied at the  École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in France and has participated in many French exhibition…

Luis Poirot

Luis Poirot

Photographer

Luis Poirot is regarded as one of Chile’s greatest living documentary photographers. His work has captured some of the most important figures and events in the country’s cultural and political spheres…

Macarena Fernández

Macarena Fernández

Presenter of the podcast Poligonal

Journalist Macarena Fernández is a writer and content editor at the radio station Play, and host of Fundación Mar Adentro’s podcast Poligonal. She has been a news researcher and producer at the Canal 13 and TVN television networks…

Marcela Küpfer

Marcela Küpfer

Journalist

Journalist and editor. Director of La Estrella de Valparaíso. Co-author of La ballenera de Quintay y otros relatos de la caza de ballenas en Chile…

Marcela Ríos

Marcela Ríos

Political scientist and assistant resident representative in Chile, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Marcela Ríos is the assistant resident representative in Chile for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She received master’s and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of Wisconsin…

María Izquierdo

María Izquierdo

Theater director and actress

María Izquierdo, an alumna of the theater school of Universidad de Chile, has been active as both an actress and director, in theater, film and television, since 1980. She has performed a tremendous range of works, from the great universal classics…

Mariana Enríquez

Mariana Enríquez

Argentine journalist and novelist

Mariana Enríquez emerged on the literary scene in 1996 with the novel Bajar es lo peor (Galerna, 2013). Since then she has written novels, travel chronicles, profiles and story collections, including Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego…

Marisol García

Marisol García

Journalist specializing in popular music

Marisol García, who specializes in research and writing about popular Chilean music, was honored in 2019 with the Pulsar Award for the dissemination and development of music. She has both written and edited books, and is the author of…

Martina Castro

Martina Castro

Founder of the podcast production company Adonde Media

Journalist Martina Castro is the founder and CEO of the Spanish-language podcast community Podcaster@s. In the United States she has worked for the radio stations KALW-FM and National Public Radio (NPR)…

Michael Rosbash

Michael Rosbash

US chronobiologist and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2017

Michael Rosbash is the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of the molecular mechanisms that control circadian rhythms, which regulate key functions such as behavior, hormone levels…

Misha Glenny

Misha Glenny

English journalist and expert in organized crime and cybersecurity

He is an ex-BBC and The Guardian correspondant specialising in organised crime and cyber security. His book McMafia (Random House, 2008) became a bestseller and was adapted for TV by BBC and AMC…

Nadia Urbinati

Nadia Urbinati

US-Italian political theorist

Nadia Urbinati is a US-Italian political theorist focusing on democratic and antidemocratic traditions and modern and contemporary political thought. She is presently a professor of political science at Columbia University…

Pablo Chiuminatto

Pablo Chiuminatto

Artist and doctor of philosophy

Visual artist and scholar Pablo Chiuminatto holds a PhD in philosophy from the Universidad de Chile. He is the editorial director of the art and culture collection of Ediciones UC…

Pascuala Ilabaca

Pascuala Ilabaca

Singer-songwriter

Pascuala Ilabaca studied at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso conservatory. An accomplished pianist and accordion player, among her Chilean peers she has cultivated one of the most distinguished careers in music…

Patricia Rivadeneira

Patricia Rivadeneira

Actress

A film, theater and television actress who has worked with Vicente Ruiz on experimental theater works, Patricia Rivadeneira was part of El Bufón Negro, a theater company led by…

Patricio Arriagada

Patricio Arriagada

Historian

Doctor in History from the Universidad Católica de Chile and Master in Ancient History from the Université Paris I (France). Scholar at the Universidad Católica de Chile specialized in ancient history…

Patricio González

Patricio González

Director of Escuelas de Rock y Música Popular

Arts administrator and advocate Patricio González is the founder and director, since 1995, of the Chilean Ministry of Culture’s Escuelas de Rock y Música Popular. He has created a range of initiatives in the area of music…

Paula Miranda

Paula Miranda

Professor and writer

Paula Miranda holds doctoral and master’s degrees in literature, with a specialization in Spanish American Literature, from Universidad de Chile. An associate professor at the Literature and Linguistics faculty of Universidad Católica de Chile…

Paulina Varas

Paulina Varas

Curator and researcher

Paulina Varas holds a PhD in art history and theory from the Universidad de Barcelona (Spain) and an undergraduate degree in art from Universidad de Playa Ancha, and is presently a researcher at the Universidad Andrés Bello creative campus…

Pedro Donoso

Pedro Donoso

Editor and art curator

Pedro Donoso holds a master’s degree in comparative literature from the University of Cambridge (Great Britain) and a master’s degree in cultural studies from Goldsmiths, University of London (Great Britain)…

Proyecto Mokita

Proyecto Mokita

Proyecto Mokita came into being to help make the topic of death a more natural element of the conversations we have about life. Following the tradition that began in London and later spread around the world…

Rafael Torres

Rafael Torres

Director of Museo Baburizza

Arts manager and advocate Rafael Torres is the executive director of Valparaíso’s Museo de Bellas Artes, Palacio Baburizza. He is also the president of the museum network Red Viva de Museos and teaches at…

Ramón Latorre

Ramón Latorre

Neuroscientist and recipient of Chile’s National Award in Natural Sciences

Ramón Latorre, recipient of Chile’s 2002 National Award in Natural Sciences, holds a PhD in science from the Universidad de Chile…

Renato Órdenes

Renato Órdenes

Founder of Worm Gallery

Visual artist Renato Órdenes is the cofounder of Worm Gallery, a space devoted to contemporary visual art in Valparaíso. With a master’s degree in arts education from Universidad de Playa Ancha and…

René Cevasco

René Cevasco

Journalist and expert in Valparaíso’s popular music scene

René Cevasco, an expert in popular and art music, is the host of Rockceanía, a radio space dedicated to the dissemination of Chilean sounds, and Ecos milenarios de occidente, which focuses on works from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance…

Roberto Acosta

Roberto Acosta

Visual artist and printmaker

Roberto Acosta was trained at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Viña del Mar, and currently works as an independent arts professional in the Valparaíso region. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and biennials in and out of Chile…

Rodrigo Gómez Rovira

Rodrigo Gómez Rovira

Photographer, editor and curator

Rodrigo Gómez Rovira is the artistic director of the Festival Internacional de Fotografía de Valparaíso (FIFV) and a member of the French photographic agency VU…

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

British-Indian writer and winner of the Booker Prize

The work of British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie has been translated into over forty languages. He is best known for novels such as The Satanic Verses (Viking Penguin 1988), Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights…

Sandra González-Bailón

Sandra González-Bailón

Spanish sociologist

Sandra González Bailón is a professor at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania (United States), where she is also an affiliated investigator at the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences…

Sebastián Edwards

Sebastián Edwards

Economist and writer

Sebastián Edwards is professor of Global Economics and Management and the dean of Global Initiatives at the University of California at Los Angeles (United States), and he is also an honorary professor at Universidad de Chile…

Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt

US writer and recipient of the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature 2019

Siri Hustvedt holds a PhD in English literature from Columbia University and is the winner of the 2019 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature. As a novelist, she is well known for works such as The Blindfold…

Walter Bee

Walter Bee

Founder of Isabel Rosas Contemporary

Italian visual artist, set designer and art restorer Walter Bee received his master’s degree in art from the Istituto Statale d’Arte di Venezia (Italy), and studied set design at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia…

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