Museo Moderno
Archivo de Memoria Trans

The Trans Memory Archive (AMT) is a space for the protection, construction and vindication of trans memory. María Belén Correa and Claudia Pía Baudracco, both trans women activists, had imagined having a space where they could gather their fellow survivors, their memories and their images. Pía died in 2012 – months before the enactment of the Gender Identity Law – and María Belén founded the AMT from exile where she meets with her surviving companions who lived in different parts of the world. For two years, the AMT was a virtual space where anecdotes, photos, testimonies, letters and police reports from the community were shared. In 2014, with the help of the visual artist Cecilia Estalles, compilation and preservation work began for its conservation and protection. The Archive contains a collection of more than 15,000 documents. Material is recorded that begins from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the 1990s. Its collection preserves a collection that includes photographic, film, sound, journalistic memories and various pieces such as IDs, passports, letters, notes, police files. , magazine articles, and personal diaries. The AMT’s mission is to gather and rescue a documentary collection about the life history of the Argentine trans community. The vision is to establish itself as a reference/documentary organization and collective memory of trans identities. The AMT’s documentary policy adheres to the fight against transphobia: work for the educational training and social-labor insertion of trans people, as well as the denunciation of all types of institutional or social transphobia. Likewise, the Archive is a cooperative space in which artists, activists, archivists, journalists, historians, curators, art critics, editors, curators, researchers and teachers also participate in an attempt to devise new projects based on diverse languages. Currently the work team is made up of María Belén Correa, Cecilia Estalles, Carmen Ibarra, Cecilia Saurí, Magalí Muñiz, Carola Figueredo, Teté Vega, Luis Juárez, Julieta Gonzalez, Sonia Beatriz Torrese, Carolina Nastri, Guade Bongiovanni, Marina Cisneros, Katiana Villagra, Paola Guerrero.