Located in San José, Costa Rica, TEOR/éTica is a non-profit, independent, private project dedicated to the investigation and promotion of contemporary art practices from Central America and the Caribbean. TEOR/éTica’s endeavors can be grouped into four major categories: exhibition production, at both national and international levels; the promotion, documentation and support of regional artists; a strong editorial project (40 bilingual publications); and the organization of conferences and symposia. Throughout its existence, TEOR/éTica has created an international cultural network and has gained recognition for generating new ways of thought. Virginia Pérez-Ratton (1950–2010), a Costa Rican curator and investigator, founded the project in 1999.
María del Carmen Carrión curator will be in residency at TEOR/éTica between August 15 – September 6, as part of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, TEOR/éTica and ICI travel and residency grant.Read more »
TEOR/éTica proudly presents Novo Museo Tropical, a curatorial project by Pablo León de La Barra.Read more »
La Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros e Independent Curators International (ICI) colaboran creando una nueva oportunidad para curadores: la Beca Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros para viajes de investigación curatorial en Centroamérica y el Caribe.Read more »
Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and ICI award curator Pablo León de la Barra the 2012 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean and María del Carmen Carrión the Curatorial Residency at TEOR/éTica.
We want to expand visibility and awareness of the existing artistic practices of Central America and the Caribbean, while introducing international curators to the region to allow them to experience for themselves the strength and vitality of our modern and contemporary art. Doing so in collaboration with ICI and in honor of Virginia Pérez Ratton’s tireless work in this regard, could not make us prouder.
—Patricia Phelps de Cisneros