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Curatorial Intensive Symposium: Mexico City


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Curatorial Intensive Symposium: Mexico City
Monday, July 7, 2014
11am–6pm

Museo Jumex
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303
Colonia Granada Extension 11529 Mexico D.F.
FREE and open to the public


Join ICI and the participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City on Monday, July 7 for a daylong public symposium where the participating curators will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed throughout the program. This Curatorial Intensive marks the third ICI program conducted entirely in Spanish. In collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, the program will focus on developments of the curatorial field and the changing role of the curator, while also exploring research-based initiatives, independent projects, collections and institutional building, among other topics.
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Participants include: Alba Colomo (London, UK), Bárbara Cuadriello (Mexico City, Mexico), Ericka Florez (Cali, Colombia), Marina Reyes Franco (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Geovana Ibarra (Guadalajara, Mexico), Direlia Lazo (Barcelona, Spain), Sebastián Vidal Mackinson (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Ana Maria Maia (São Paulo, Brazil), Yameli Mera (Mexico City, Mexico), Stephanie Noach (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Silvia Alejandre Prado (Xalapa, Mexico), Leonardo Ramírez (Leon, Mexico), and TransHisTor(ia) (Bogotá, Colombia).



Simposio del Intensivo Curatorial: Ciudad de México
Lunes 7 de Julio, 2014
11am–6pm

Museo Jumex
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303
Colonia Granada Extension 11529 México D.F.
ENTRADA LIBRE


Acompaña a ICI y los participantes del Intensivo Curatorial en Ciudad de México el Iunes 7 de Julio para un simposio público que durará el día completo, donde los curadores participantes presentarán las propuestas de exhibiciones y proyectos que han desarrollado durante el programa. Este Intensivo Curatorial es el tercer programa de ICI conducido completamente en español. En colaboración con Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, el programa se enfocará en desarrollos en el ámbito de la curaduría y en el papel en constante cambio del curador, al mismo tiempo que explorará iniciativas de investigation, proyectos independientes y la gestión institucional, entre otros temas.


Los participantes incluyen: Alba Colomo (London, UK), Bárbara Cuadriello (Ciudad de México, México), Ericka Florez (Cali, Colombia), Marina Reyes Franco (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Geovana Ibarra (Guadalajara, México), Direlia Lazo (Barcelona, España), Sebastián Vidal Mackinson (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Ana María Maia (São Paulo, Brazil), Yameli Mera (Ciudad de México, México), Stephanie Noach (Amsterdam, Países Bajos), Silvia Alejandre Prado (Xalapa, México), Leonardo Ramírez (León, México), y TransHisTor(ia) (Bogotá, Colombia).

July 7, 2014

Museo Jumex
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303
Colonia Granada Extension 11529
Mexico D.F.

presenter

Alba Colomo

Alba Colomo is a Spanish curator based in the UK. Her most recent projects are Demasiado pronto, demasiado tarde (Too soon, too late) at the Centro Cultural Británico in Lima, Peru; Reclaiming the useful- from Modernism to Self-built settlements in Latin America at Konsthall C, Stockholm; and (des)okupados at the SIART Bienial in La Paz, and KIOSKO in Sta Cruz, Bolivia. She graduated in Humanities from the Carlos III University in Madrid and took an MA in Curating art from Latin America at the University of Essex (UK). She is currently working on a publication on modernism and architecture in Latin America as part of the postgraduate research programme CuratorLab at Konstfack University, Stockholm and working at Nottingham Contemporary as Assistant Curator of Public Programmes.

Alba Colomo es una curadora española basada en Reino Unido. Entre sus proyectos más recientes destacan Demasiado pronto, demasiado tarde en el Centro Cultural Británico in Lima, Perú, Reclamando utilidad- del Modernismo a la auto-construcción en América Latina, en Konsthall C, Estocolmo y (des)okupados en la Bienal SIART en La Paz, y en KIOSKO en Sta Cruz, Bolivia. Es licenciada en Humanidades por la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y tiene un MA en Curaduría de Arte de Latinoamérica por la Universidad de Essex (Reino Unido). Actualmente esta trabajando en una publicación sobre arquitectura y modernidad en Latinoamérica como parte del programa de investigación CuratorLab en la Universidad Konstfack en Estocolmo y es curadora asistente de Programas Públicos en Nottingham Contemporary, Reino Unido.


Bárbara Cuadriello

Bárbara Cuadriello (b. 1985) studied Art History at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla. Since 2011 she has been working in the research department at the Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel. She was coordinator for the exhibition Blockbuster: cine para exhibiciones (Blockbuster: Cinema for Exhibitions), which was on view at the Museo de Arte de Sonora, Hermosillo; Museo de Arte de Sinaloa, Culiacán; and Museo Arocena, Torreón. In February 2014 she curated Desbordamientos de la lógica de la productividad (Productivity, logic, overflow) for the collection, an exhibition in which the logic of current economic models is questioned, reflecting on the role of economics on subjects and emphasizing the importance of alternate models of capitalism on the construction of senses and possibilities.


Ericka Florez

Ericka Florez (b. Colombia, 1983) is a curator and artist. Her work emphasizes writing and publications as a medium. Her latest projects explore the performative dimension of writing and the document, and art criticism as fiction. She holds a degree in Psychology (2008) with a specialization in History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Art (2009). As an artist, she has participated in the 43rd (Inter)national Salon of Colombian Artists (2013) and the 8th Festival of Performance of Cali (2012). She curated the exhibition Hearing Witness, Museo la Tertulia, Cali (2014) and co-curated the project From the Unpleasant, 14 Regional Salons of Colombian Artists (2012) with Juan Sebastían Ramírez. She is an independent editor of projects such as Periodica magazine (Personal Improvement for Artists). In the past several years she has participated in the development of workshops and seminars around art criticism and writing in Cali. Currently she is part of the team of lugar a dudas.


Marina Reyes Franco

Marina Reyes Franco (b. San Juan, 1984) is an art historian and independent curator living and thinking in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She co-founded La Ene, a museum as critical project which has become mobile after 8 years based in Buenos Aires. Some recent projects include “Watch your step / Mind your head” at ifa Galerie-Berlin; The 2nd Grand Tropical Biennial, co-curated with Pablo León de la Barra, Stefan Benchoam and Radamés “Juni” Figueroa (2016), “A Summer in Puerta de Tierra,” an exhibition and day outing in a San Juan neighborhood in response to the policies of population displacement and tourism focus in the area (2015); “Calibán,” a selection of Puerto Rican contemporary artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Juan (2014) and “Sucursal,” an exhibition of the collection of La Ene, at the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, co-curated with Gala Berger, Sofía Dourron and Santiago Villanueva (2014), as well as numerous exhibitions at La Ene while she was director. Research interests include the work of Esteban Valdés, artistic and literary manifestations on the frontier of political action, new museology, and the impact of tourism in cultural production. She received the 2017 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean, and was nominated for ICI’s 2014 Independent Vision Curatorial Award.


Geovana Ibarra

Geovana Ibarra is a curator based in Guadalajara, Mexico. She holds a BFA in Architecture from ITESO University in Guadalajara, where she was a professor of Architecture Theory and History. Since 2001 she has held positions in contemporary art management and promotion. She has worked for private collections such as Charpenel Collection and Alma Colectiva, the Lopez Rocha family collection. She has also worked in the coordination and direction of independent exhibition and production spaces including Oficina para Proyectos de Arte (OPA) and Central de Arte in Guadalajara’s World Trade Center. In 2007, she was appointed director of Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano (MURA), and in 2013 as Chief Curator of Museo de Arte de Zapopan (MAZ). Ibarra is currently pursuing an MA in Critical Theory at 17 Instituto de Estudios Criticos in Mexico City and she is director of Travesia Cuatro gallery in Guadalajara.


Direlia Lazo

Direlia Lazo (b. La Habana, 1984) is an art historian from Universidad de la Habana. She participated in the de Appel Curatorial Programme between 2009 and 2010. She has been assistant curator at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana where she worked on research during the X Bienal de La Habana. She worked as coordinator of the pedagogical project Cátedra Arte de Conducta, founded and directed by artist Tania Bruguera. In 2009 she was awarded the Ineditos 09 prize for the project Just around the corner which was presented that same year at La Casa Encendida, Madrid. Selected curatorial projects include: Cero. Young Cuban Artists, Convento San Francisco de Asís, La Habana (2007); I’m not here. An exhibition without Francis Alÿs, de Appel arts centre, Ámsterdam (2010); Somewhere Else, NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona (2011). She collaborated as an assistant during the exhibition Marcel Broodthaers. L’espace de l’écriture curated by Gloria Moure for the MAMbo, Bologna. Since March 2013 she has been curating a series of exhibitions titled The Story Behind at NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona with the participation of artists such as: Lisa Oppenheim, Haris Epaminonda, Tris Vonna-Mitchell, Tatiana Mesa, Francesco Arena, Christopher Knowles, Remco Torenbosch and Andrea Büttner, among others. She is currently working on an exhibition of Roman Ondàk taking place at the Times Museum in Guangzhou, China in May 2015, and she has been invited to curate the Swab Solo section during the next edition of the contemporary art fair Swab Barcelona. She contributes texts regularly for catalogs and magazines on Cuban and Latin American art.


Sebastián Vidal Mackinson

Sebastián Vidal Mackinson is curator and independent researcher on contemporary Latin American art. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Institute of Theory and History of Art (UBA) and a Masters in Curating Visual Arts (UNTREF). He has curated a number of exhibitions including: Pantheon of Heroes: Stories, Heroes and Others in Contemporary Art at Osde Foundation, Buenos Aires (2011) and MBA-MAC, Bahía Blanca (2012); Factory of Images at BSM Art Building, Buenos Aires (2011); Scopes at BSM Art Building, Buenos Aires (2012); Plausible/fictional at Document Art, Buenos Aires (2013); Land-scaping at Gallery Lucía de la Puente, Lima (2013); The Plausible Settings at Alliance Française, Lima (2013); About Heroes and Tombs at Sala García Miró Quesada Garland, Lima (2013); and Lagoon at Gallery Wu, Lima (2013). He received the scholarship “Profession Culture 2013” from the Ministry of Culture of France to work as a researcher of Latin American art at the Institute Recherche et Globalisation (MNAM-CCI, Centre Pompidou, Paris). Currently, he is coordinator of exhibitions for the museums of the National University of Tres de Febrero (MUNTREF Immigration Museum and Centre of Contemporary Art).


Ana Maria Maia

Ana Maria Maia (b. Recife, 1984) is a curator based in São Paulo. She has a degree in journalism from Universidad Federal de Pernambuco (2007) and a Masters in Art History from Faculdade Santa Marcelina (2012). She wrote her doctoral thesis in art history and criticism at Escuela de Comunicación y Arte de la Universidad de São Paulo ECA-USP on the appreciation of young artists in contemporary Brazilian art exhibitions. Maia has been adjunct curator of the 33º Panorama da Arte Brasileira del MAM (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo) from 2012 to 2013. She has participated in the Núcleo de Investigación y Curadoria del Instituto Tomie Ohtake (2011–2013), and she has been curator of the Rumos Artes Visuais of the Insituto Itaú Cultural (2011–2012). She has also been curatorial assistant at the 29th Bienal de São Paulo (2009–2010). She is currently working on the curation of the work of Flávio de Carvalho and his influence on contemporary art with the Museu da Cidade de São Paulo. Maia teaches history of art and design at Escola São Paulo, in addition to being a contributor to Revista Select. She participated in the workshop Toolbox for Cultural Organisation, part of the curatorial projects at the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial.


Yameli Mera

Yameli Mera is currently curator at Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros (SAPS) in Mexico City. She is former General Coordinator and Researcher of Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel (CIAC), where she collaborated on Blockbuster: Cinema for Exhibitions and Mexico: Expected / Unexpected. Independently she has participated in El reino del coloso: el asedio en la época de la imagen (2008) and Los sueños de una Nación (2011), presented at MUAC (University Museum for Contemporary Art) and MUNAL (National Museum of Art), respectively. Mera has participated as a researcher for several publications of theory and art criticism. Her areas of interest and expertise focus on contemporary art and film, with special emphasis on images studies. She has contributed art criticism and reviews for the magazine La Tempestad. She completed her degree in Art History at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) and received a Masters in Art History, specializing in contemporary art at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico).


Stephanie Noach

Stephanie Noach is a curator and writer. Her most recent curatorial projects include: I would prefer not to (Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and the off-site festival of refusal of work We’ve got time (Schloss Ringenberg, Germany). She has participated in conferences on the subjects of art and work such as the Printemps des Laboratoires (Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris, France, 2014) together with Dora Garcia and Maurizio Lazaratto. She curated An exhibition without spectators for the 11th Havana Biennial (2012). She has done residencies at HOM Art Trans (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and Schloss Ringenberg. Her writing has been published in various catalogues and journals such as Papeles de Arte Contemporaneo (University of Granada) and Nexo (New York University). She participated in the 5th Gwangju Biennial International Curator Course (South Korea, 2013) and the Curatorial Workshop in Generative Practices at Vessel (Bari, Italy, 2013). She is currently organizing a series of exhibitions and interventions in Havana as curator of the collective “EL Establo.” She holds an M.A. in History of Art (with honors) from the University of Amsterdam and Latin American Studies with a Concentration in Museum Studies from New York University.


Silvia Alejandre Prado

Silvia Alejandre Prado is currently director of the Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo of the Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura, where she has worked since 2012. From 2005-2011 she was the Exhibition Coordinator of the Pinacoteca Diego Rivera at the IVEC mounting exhibitions of artists such as Leonora Carrington, Juan Soriano, Francisco Toledo, Vicente Rojo, Manuel Felguerez, Jose Luis Cuevas, Fernando Botero, Frida Kahlo as well as Rufino Tamayo, Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera. She is part of the curatorial team of the Diego Rivera Collection of the State of Veracruz. In 2004 she worked at the Museo del Prado after completing her Masters degree in Cultural Development at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Since 2010 she has been teaching at the Facultad de Artes Plasticas of the University of Veracruz on Curatorial Studies and Exhibition Design. She holds an Architecture degree from the University of Veracruz.


Leonardo Ramírez

Leonardo Ramírez is a visual artist and curator. Since 1990 he has produced and curated over 120 exhibitions, supporting and disseminating art, as well as industrial, architectural and graphic design and other creative disciplines. His artwork has been exhibited in several museums and galleries in Mexico, the U.S., Italy, Canada, Portugal, Argentina, Spain, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates, among others. He has previously worked as coordinator of exhibitions and chief curator of the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Director of Art Spaces at the University of Guanajuato, Curator of the arte 3 gallery in the city of León, Guanajuato, Curator of Exhibitions in several editions of the International Cervantino Festival, and guest curator of several art spaces in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. He is founder of the group las muertas proyectos espaciales. Since 2008, he has served as Coordinator of Visual Arts of the Cultural Institute of León, CAVI.


TransHisTor(ia)

Founded in 2008 by María Sol Barón Pino and Camilo Ordóñez Robayo, TransHisTor(ia) develops research and artistic projects related to the history of art and visual culture in Colombia and the Americas, designed to implement curatorial exhibitions that assume museology as a creative platform. Recent curatorial projects include: La revolución no será televisada. Descarga musical de Wilson Díaz at Facultad de Artes ASAB, Universidad Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá (May-June 2014); Rojo y más Rojo. Taller 4 Rojo; producción gráfica y acción directa at Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño in Bogotá (May-June 2012), Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin (March-June 2013), and Museo La Tertulia Cali (March-June 2014); and Múltiples y Originales. Arte y cultura visual en Colombia; años 70 at Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño in Bogotá (November 2010-February 2011). They have published writings in Calle 14, Mavae, Errata#, Blanco sobre blanco, and are the authors of Con Wilson…Anotaciones, artistadas e incidentes (Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia, 2014). Barón and Ordóñez are professors in the Department of Visual Arts of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá and the Faculty of Arts ASAB, Universidad Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá. They live in Bogotá.


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