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Leandro Martínez Depietri
Leandro Martinez Depietri is a curator and researcher based between Buenos Aires and Chicago. His work explores contemporary arts and politics in South America through the lenses of performance studies, critical race theory, and queer theory. Currently, he works for BIENALSUR, the International Contemporary Art Biennial of South America as a member of the curatorial team in the development of its second edition, which will take place between June and October 2019. For the former edition, he co-curated with Florencia Battiti the exhibition A Trail on Earth. Echoes of Institutional Violence from Latin America. Between 2014 and 2017, he worked as an associate curator for PASTO Galería and independently curated exhibitions for Centro Cultural Parque de España, Universidad di Tella, Galería Isla Flotante and others. In 2017, he was awarded a New Artist Society scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to pursue a masters in Visual and Critical Studies; for which he developed a thesis on absurdity as a form of political dissent in the face of Cold War violence. Forthcoming writings include an article on Argentine artists’ publications for Centre Pompidou’s V Journal de l’Université d’Été and a catalog text on Lucio Fontana for the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 New Orleans program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »