Wild Noise / Ruido Salvaje

Image: Carlos Garaicoa, Untitled (Decapitated Angel), 1993, color photograph. The Bronx Museum of the Arts Permanent Collection.

Wild Noise / Ruido Salvaje
Thursday, March 9
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public

Organized in collaboration with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, curators Corina Matamoros and Aylet Ojeda Jequín will discuss their exhibition Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje, currently on view at the Bronx Museum (February 17–July 3, 2017).

Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje is an exploration of contemporary Cuban art from the 1970s to the present that examines how Cuban artists both on the island and abroad have grappled with issues of identity, community, and the urban experience. This exhibition brings together over 60 works by more than 30 artists from the Bronx Museum collection, as well as other U.S. institutions and private collections. The Bronx Museum and El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes have embarked on a multi-year collaboration to foster artistic and cultural exchange between Cuba and the United States. Corina Matamoros and Aylet Ojeda Jequín, Curators of Contemporary Cuban Art at El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) in Havana, will speak about their curatorial process, and major adjustments made to the exhibition after artworks were held by Cuban authorities.

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


March 9, 2017

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Corina Matamoros

Corina Matamoros has been curator at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes of Havana, Cuba, for Cuban contemporary art since 1992. She is the originator of the renewal of the contemporary art collections of the museum, and she was responsible for curating the permanent exhibition of Cuban contemporary art when the museum was restructured in 2001. Matamoros is a recipient of the Cuban National Prize of Curating in 2008 for the exhibition Orbis: Homenaje a Walker Evans (by José Toirac and Meira Marrero). In 2002, she was awarded the Distinction for National Culture. She was fellow of the Rubin Foundation for writing a book on the Cuban painter Raúl Martínez, which she completed during a residency at the Vermont Studio Center (2010). Matamoros graduated with a degree in art history from the University of Havana and in Museology from the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, France.

Aylet Ojeda Jequín

Aylet Ojeda Jequín has been curator at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Habana, Cuba, since 2002. At the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, she has curated numerous exhibitions including: Menudos Pedazos (2004), Cartografías de una Isla de ultramar (2008), Un rasguño en la piedra. Homenaje al Centenario de José Lezama Lima (2010), Turn On (2013), Para quebrar los muros, un proyecto de intervenciones (2013), among others. Her writing has been featured in national and international publications such as Arte Cubano and La Jiribilla. In 2014, Aylet Ojeda Jequín was awarded the Cuban National Prize for Curatorial Practice for the group show Para quebrar los muros: un proyecto de intervención. She graduated from the University of Havana in Art History, and also completed her MA in Art History at the University of Havana.

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