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Patrick Charpenel (b. Guadalajara, Mexico, 1967) lives and works in Mexico City. A philosopher by training, Charpenel has worked intensively as a curator and collector, highlighting the paradoxes and ambiguities of the contemporary world. He has presented a number of exhibitions in various forums within and outside Mexico such as: Gabriel Orozco, Palacio de las Artes, Mexico City; Paseos/Walks by Francis Alÿs, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Franz West, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; and Inter play, Moore Space, Miami. He has published critical essays in specialized journals and serves on the Board of the Centre Pompidou- Latin America, Paris, France. His private collection consists of a heterogeneous group of works; however, it is organized around certain lines of research, such as telematic phenomenon, the structure of the global economy, and the extension of artistic experience into the social sphere. He is currently the Director of Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City.
A series of video interviews with selected faculty from the Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City, conducted in Spanish.read more »