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Josseline Pinto (1996, Guatemala) is an independent curator, educator, and poet based in Guatemala City. Co-founder and director of the independent space MANIFESTO-Espacio and guest researcher and member of the Global Center for Advanced Studies in Latin America GCAS. She is currently working as a Producer for the 22 Bienal de Arte Paiz. She worked as Educational Curator for Fundación Nacional para las Bellas Artes y la Cultura FUNBA. He also teaches Contemporary Art Studies at the Escuela Municipal de Artes Visuales. Previously, she co-coordinated the art education program Laboratorio de Arte Contemporáneo at Fundación Paiz and the Curatorial Studies Diploma at La Fototeca with artists Renato Osoy. Her essays are published in the book “Darío Escobar Ensayos Dispersos” (2019) and “Agentes Culturales” (2016), as well as in magazines such as Arte al Día, Artefacto Visual and Artishock. She worked before as an assistant for curator Alma Ruiz during the 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz and in galleries such as The 9.99 Gallery and Proyectos Ultravioleta. Her recent curatorial projects include: “Reactivando Videografías” (2020) guest curator for the online project directed by Red de Centros Culturales de la Cooperación Española and the Real Academia de España in Rome; “Somos Aunque Nos Olviden” (2020) guest curator for the exhibition at Centro Cultural Tlatelolco in México City; Ernesto Bautista: “Un vacío infinito llenándose con la memoria” at Galería Valenzuela Klenner in Bogotá, Colombia (2019), the group show “Después de mí el sueño” at MANIFESTO-espacio (2018); Jason Mena: Victoria sobre el sol (2017), among others. As a poet, she’s also published Objetos1 (2017), Sión Editorial and Cartas Íntimas (2015), Chuleta de Cerdo Editorial; and in anthologies from El Salvador, México and Guatemala. She was selected for the program “Programa de Formación Curatorial” at TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica and for the “Curatorial Intensive Mexico City”, Independent Curators International. She was also part of the 3rd edition of “Escuela de Crítica de Arte”, La Tallera, Cuernavaca, México in 2017.
Notes for Tomorrow is a new exhibition conceived by ICI, featuring artworks selected by alumni of the Curatorial Intensive from around the world to reflect on a new global reality ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic.read more »
Los participantes del Intensivo Curatorial Ciudad de México presentarán las propuestas de proyecto y exposición que han desarrollado durante el programa.read more »