Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City: Public Symposium

Intensivo Curatorial Ciudad de México: Simposio Público
Jueves 18 de enero, 2018

Fundación Alumnos47
Alumnos #47 Col. San Miguel Chapultepec
C.P. 11850 Del. Miguel Hidalgo, México, DF
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Los participantes del Intensivo Curatorial Ciudad de México presentarán las propuestas de proyecto y exposición que han desarrollado durante el programa.

El Intensivo Curatorial es un programa de 10 días de desarrollo profesional que le ofrece a curadores la oportunidad de discutir, entre colegas y otros profesionales del campo, los conceptos logísticas y retos de organizar exposiciones, programas públicos y otros modelos curatoriales. Vea la página del programa para más información.

Los participantes son: Beatriz Alonso (Madrid, España), Clara Bolívar Moguel (Ciudad de México, MX), Marco Calderón (París, Francia), Marielsa Castro (Bogotá, Colombia), Daril Fortis (Tijuana, México), Ana María Garzón Mantilla (Quito, Ecuador), Rolando Hernández (Estado de México, MX), Jorge Lopera Gómez (Medellín, Colombia), Alejandro Morales (Juárez, México), Isabel Parkes (Nueva York, EU), Josseline Pinto (Guatemala, GT) y Lorenzo Sandoval (Berlín, Alemania).

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Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City: Public Symposium
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fundación Alumnos47
Alumnos #47 Col. San Miguel Chapultepec
C.P. 11850 Del. Miguel Hidalgo, México, DF
FREE and open to the public

The participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City will present the exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the program.

The Curatorial Intensive is a weeklong professional development program that brings together emerging curators for the opportunity to exchange ideas, develop their curatorial practice, and learn from their colleagues. Please see the program page for further information.

Participants include: Beatriz Alonso (Madrid, Spain), Clara Bolívar Moguel (Mexico City, Mexico), Marco Calderón (Paris, France), Marielsa Castro (Bogota, Colombia), Daril Fortis (Tijuana, Mexico), Ana María Garzón Mantilla (Quito, Ecuador), Rolando Hernández (State of Mexico, Mexico), Jorge Lopera Gómez (Medellin, Colombia), Alejandro Morales (Juarez, Mexico), Isabel Parkes (New York, NY), Josseline Pinto (Guatemala, Guatemala), and Lorenzo Sandoval (Berlin, Germany)

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January 18, 2018

Fundación Alumnos47
Alumnos #47 Col. San Miguel Chapultepec
C.P. 11850 Del. Miguel Hidalgo, México, DF


Beatriz Alonso

Beatriz Alonso (Madrid, 1981) is an independent curator and researcher based in Madrid. Currently, she is working on the group exhibition La timidez de la copa de los árboles, a coproduction by 49 Nord 6 Est-Frac Lorraine (Metz, FR, 2017), MARCO Vigo (ES, 2017) and SFKM Førde (NO, 2018) awarded with their Award for Young Curators 2016. In 2017 she has curated No siempre que estuvimos/estuvimos, a cycle of specific proposals held at four different historical museums in Madrid. Previously, she has curated exhibitions and events at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, La Casa Encendida, Sala de Arte Joven, Salón (Madrid), MACBA (Barcelona) and Centro de Arte La Regenta (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). She has been curator in residence at Lugar a dudas (Cali, CO, 2015), and researcher at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR, 2010) and at the Musée du Louvre (Paris, FR, 2006). Recently, she has participated in a European curatorial exchange in Vienna, Budapest, and Zagreb organized by Obra Social La Caixa and ERSTE Foundation. Upcoming projects include a co-curated group exhibition at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo opening in Fall 2018. She holds a BA in Art History from the Universidad Complutense (Madrid) and an MA in Contemporary Art from the Universidad Europea (Madrid).

Clara Bolívar

Clara Bolívar is a researcher in academic and curatorial projects related to artistic practices in twentieth century Mexico. She is interested in critical approaches to historiography of art in Mexico. She was curatorial assistant at the Celda Contemporánea - UCSJ, and Coordinator of the Education Program at the Blaisten Collection Museum at Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco - UNAM. She was researcher and part of the exhibition team at Museo Nacional de Arte and Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes. At those museums, she participated in exhibitions that reviewed different moments of the art of Mexico from anthropological and cultural perspectives: Denuncia Gráfica (CCUT, UNAM, 2011), Posada: Transmisor (MUNAL, INBA, 2011), Escuelas de Pintura al aire libre (MUNAL, INBA, 2013), Mexico through photography (MUNAL, INBA, 2013), among others. Currently, she is a researcher at the Centro de Documentación Arkheia from MUAC – UNAM, where she co-curated the exhibition Expandir los espacios del arte. Helen Escobedo en la UNAM 1961 - 1979 (MUAC, UNAM, 2017). She holds an MA in History from Universidad Iberoamericana and completed her degree in Cultural Sciences at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana. She belongs to the third generation of the Escuela Crítica de Arte convened by Proyecto Siqueiros (INBA) in La Tallera, Cuernavaca (2017).

Marco Calderón

Marco Calderon is a curator, artist, and art director based between Paris and Mexico City. In his curatorial practice, he establishes connections and long-term dialogues with a variety of artists.  His artistic formation started in Mexico where he studied Visual Arts at the Autonomous University of Morelos State. Marco continued his studies in Paris at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He was artistic resident at the Banff Center in Canada. He was the assistant curator for the exhibition: Resisting the present Mexico 2000-2012, at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2011. In 2015, Marco temporally joined the team of the Embodied Audio Visual Interaction Group at Goldsmiths University in London (UK) to perform research. He is currently studying a double professional MA in curatorial studies and the market of contemporary art at the Paris 8 University and L’IESA, respectively. Besides his studies he is currently employed by the Coordination of Culture and Exhibitions at the French Institute for Latin America (IFAL) and the Casa de Francia in Mexico City. His most ambitious project is P-L-A-Y-E-R-S an artistic association which is focused on curatorial practices that promote the development of emerging contemporary artists and give exposure to more established ones.

Marielsa Castro

Marielsa Castro is a Mexican architect and curator, she recently graduated from a Master in Design Studies in Art, Design and the Public Domain, at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). Her interests are related to the intersection of art and architecture, and to the construction of architectural knowledge through a synthesis between practice and theory, particularly in Latin America. Her latest research is related to the role of the museum as a public forum, and she is currently developing an exploration on Museums of Memory in Latin America. After graduating, she worked with the exhibition department of the GSD for the exhibition Soft Thresholds: Projects of RMA Architects, Mumabi exhibited at Gund Hall Gallery at Harvard. During the last year of her postgraduate studies she co-directed FortyK, an art student-run gallery, where she engaged in curatorial practices, exhibition, lecture and film screening programming. She has been twice awarded by the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) to research the relationship between memory, museums, and architecture in four Latin American countries. 

For three years (2012 – 2015), she directed LIGA, Space for Architecture, Mexico City, an independent platform established to promote the exchange of ideas and research of contemporary Latin American architecture through a site-specific exhibition program, leading more than 10 site-specific exhibitions and multiple events. As Director, she coordinated curatorial research around architectural offices in Latin America, and in addition to the exhibition program, she organized a series of events, lectures, screenings, and dialogues with professionals related to the architectural discipline. With LIGA, she participated in the Lisbone Architecture Triennale: Close, closer. In 2013, she was part of the editorial team of the first publication: LIGA 1-10, Vol 1: Even Small Spaces Start Small. On several occasions Marielsa has lectured internationally on exhibition practices, and she is a published author who has collaborated with different architectural magazines and publications.

Daril Fortis

Daril Fortis lives and works in Tijuana (Mexico) as a curator, writer and researcher. He received his BFA with honors from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). He has collaborated with diverse cultural institutions as well as independent exhibition spaces and projects as the Secretariat of Culture of Coahuila (SCC), Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT), State Council for Cultures and Arts of Chiapas (CONECULTA), Shaped in Mexico (London), Tijuana International Festival of Photography (FiFT), International Symposium on Contemporary Art Theory (SITAC), 206 Arte Contemporáneo, among others. He is co-founder and program coordinator of the organization Periférica, that is focused on creation, distribution, and preservation of content related to visual arts in the northern region of Mexico. He was awarded with the Stimulus Program for the Creation and Artistic Development of Baja California Grant (PECDABC 2017-2018) in the category of Art Research in Baja California.

Ana Maria Garzon

Anamaría Garzón Mantilla is an independent curator and full time professor at the College of Communication and Contemporary Arts (COCOA), at Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She teaches Contemporary Art Theory and Curatorial Studies. Garzón is the general editor of post(s), (, an academic international journal dedicated to art and critical theory. Since 2016, she is the Director of Museo Nómada, a research platform that investigates Ecuadorian art. It was created with Rosa Jijón (artist) and Jaime Izurieta (urbanist). Since 2017, Garzón is the Creative Director of Khôra, a non-profit experimental space located in Quito-Ecuador.

Garzón studied Journalism and Art History at USFQ and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York. She has participated in conferences at the Latin American Studies Association and The Arts on Society. Amongst her curated exhibitions, are Sísifo, el heroísmo del absurdo, with Francis Alÿs, Cinthia Marcelle, Carla Zaccagnini y Kate Gilmore, at Arte Actual - FLACSO, 2013; El cuerpo queer, la construcción de la memoria, with Carlos Motta y Zanele Muholi, at Arte Actual – FLACSO, 2014. In 2015, she was the academic responsible for the critical museology symposium Unravelling the Museum, and she was appointed curator for two projects at the Premio Nacional de las Artes Mariano Aguilera, both events were organized by Fundación Museos de la Ciudad de Quito.

Rolando Hernández

Rolando Hernández is an artist who works with performance, sound, archiving, and curatorial projects. He is co-curator of Umbral, a project space and festival in Mexico City and Oaxaca, and manages the CCADDASM (Centro de Creación, Archivo y Difusión de Documentos de Arte Sonoro en México). He writes for Revista Enjambre and is archiving the work of Angel Cosmos at Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. This year he was a resident at the Laboratorio de Danza y Musica TanzAntenna hosted by the Goethe Institute in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and he was also the artist in residence for Casaplan/Tsonami Arte Sonoro in Valparaiso, Chile.

Jorge Lopera

Jorge Lopera is an independent researcher and curator based in Medellín (Colombia). He holds a BA in Spatial Design from Colegiatura Colombiana University Institution, postgraduate studies in Cultural Management at Ortega & Gasset Foundation in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and a Master’s degree in Humanities from EAFIT University. His work has been focused on the history of art through exhibitions, Latin American conceptual art, decolonial discourses, and visual studies. He worked at the Curatorial Department of the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín from 2011 to 2012. He was awarded with the Research Grant in Visual Arts (2016) by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia and the VIII Historical Curatorship National Award (2015) by Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño. He is co-author of the book Medellín Museum of Modern Art: A Brief History. Some of his recent projects include Wanderjahre (2017); Athens Salon. A critical history (1975-1984) (2016); Gestural Deployments. Adolfo Bernal, Jorge Ortiz, María Teresa Cano (2016); The Exhibition at the Edge of History. Conceptualism and Institutionality of Art in Latin America (1968-1981) (2016); La Vorágine (2015), among others. Since 2015 he often writes for ArtNexus.

Alejandro Morales

Alejandro ‘Luperca’ Morales graduated with Honorary Mention of the Degree in Theory and Criticism of Art at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez (UACJ, 2013). He has taken seminars and workshops in spaces such as Node Center for Curatorial Studies (2015, 2014), FLACSO-17 Instituto de Estudios Críticos (2013) and the University of Chile (2012). As an artist he has participated in Hotel Juárez , Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in collaboration with Francis Alÿs (2015); Mexico // The Future is Unwritten (Benetton Foundation Collection, 2015); XIX and XX Biennial of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia 2014 - 2016); V Festival A-part (France, 2014); International Festival of Belo Horizonte (Brazil, 2013); Third Biennial Frontier Juárez - El Paso (Mexico-US, 2013), among others. He has worked in the areas of organization, research and development of exhibitions and catalogs at the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende and Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda, both in Santiago de Chile. Among his curatorial projects are Index: Archiving the edges of Violence at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts (2014); Horror Pleni, in Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, (Montevideo, 2015), Third Salón ACME (CDMX, 2015), Fallas de Origen, Ciudad Juárez Art Museum (2016) and Francis Alÿs. Ciudad Juárez Projects at the ASU Museum in Arizona (2017). Resident Curator by the Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia (2015). He is in charge of Proyectos Impala, exhibition space and mobile library in Ciudad Juárez. With this project he obtained support from the Chihuahuan Institute of Culture (2015), ISE NY Cultural Foundation (2016), Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo (2016 - 2017) and FONCA Programa de Fomento a Proyectos y Coinversiones Culturales (2016).

Isabel Parkes

Isabel Parkes is an independent curator and arts consultant​ who has worked with Performance Space 122, Creative Time and Lincoln Center International since moving to New York City in 2015. ​Prior to this, Isabel worked for the Sammlung Hoffmann in Berlin as an educator and editor​​. She also co-founded and directed the exhibition space FLEX in Berlin-Mitte​,​ where she organized exhibitions by Marcela Armas, Kasia Fudakowski, Isa Genzken, Pauline M’barek and Pipilotti Rist, among others. She is the author of Interviews for the Sammlung Hoffmann (2015, Doppell). Her most recent curatorial project in N​YC​ is an in-home gallery​ dedicated to solo exhibitions​, 2C.

Josseline Pinto

Josseline Pinto is an independent curator, researcher, and poet based in Guatemala City. Founder and director of MANIFESTO-espacio, an experimental project of exhibitions, workshops, research and production of contemporary art. She is currently curatorial assistant for the educational program at Museo Arte Guatemala and co-coordinator of the programs Diplomado en Agenciamiento Cultural e Investigación Artística and Laboratorio de Arte Contemporáneo, art education programs at Fundación Paiz. Her essays are published in the book Agentes Culturales (2016), and local digital magazines such as Revista Gimnasia and esQuisses, and for independent projects such as Residencia Chichicaste and the 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz catalog. She was previously an as assistant for the curator Alma Ruiz during the 20Bienal and in galleries such as The 9.99 Gallery and Proyectos Ultravioleta. Her recent curatorial projects include: Ejercicios Urbanos 1: Local City Tours (2017); Jason Mena: Victoria sobre el sol (2017); Andrés Rodríguez Decena: Polar (2017); El Colectivo: El Cuerpo que está (2016), and the group show Off Virtual Test (2015).  As a poet, she has also published the books Objetos1 (2017), Sión Editorial and Cartas Íntimas (2015), Chuleta de Cerdo Editorial; and in anthologies from El Salvador, México and Guatemala.

Lorenzo Sandoval

Lorenzo Sandoval works at the intersection of artistic practice, curatorial processes, and spatial design. He holds a B.F.A and a Master in Photography, Art and Technology from the UPV (Valencia, Spain). As an artist, he has exhibited in many venues internationally as well as attending international residencies in Denmark, Spain, Germany, Portugal, and Kenya. As a curator, he curated from 2010 until 2015 the art program, at Altes Finanzamt, and curated shows in Berlin at General Public (The Rescue of the Effects), and District (Dissident Desire, together with Suza Husse), as well as in ar/ge Kunst (Making Room. Spaces of Anticipation, together with Emanuele Guidi). He received curatorial prizes such as Inéditos 2011, Can Felipa curatorial prize and Nogueras Blanchard curatorial challenge 2012. Deep Surface at L’Atelier-ksr and Your Skin Is a Frozen Wave at BDP Büro were his last solo shows in Berlin in 2016.  In 2017 he won the art prizes ‘Generación 2017’ presented at La Casa Encendida, and DKV Seguros presented at Laboral, Gijón. His latest spatial projects have been produced at Savvy Contemporary and Archive Kabinett. Since 2015, he runs the fictional institution The Institute for Endotic Research.

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