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Rosina Cazali is a critic and independent curator specializing in contemporary Guatemalan art. She studied arts at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala and attended the first Cultural Studies lecture organized by FLACSO. Cazali has worked as an independent curator since 2000 and participated in several art projects such as La Curandería. In 2000, she co-founded Colloquia, a space for contemporary art, and the art festival Octubre Azul. From 2003 to 2006 Cazali was director of the Spanish Cultural Centre in Guatemala where she started projects like the photography festival Foto 30. In 2006, she initiated the editorial project Colección Pensamiento, a compilation of interviews with Guatemalan intellectuals about contemporary thought, supported by the Spanish Cultural Centre in Guatemala. She also participated as a guest curator for Guatemala in different international biennials and as an independent curator for several exhibitions in Guatemala and Latin America, including: Móvil, an exhibition and performance by Regina José Galindo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) and UNAM’s Independence BiCentury celebration project: The Liberty Ghost, México 2010. She curated Mirando al Sur, an itinerant show about migration in Central America and México, exhibitied in Miami, México, the Dominican Republic, different Central American countries and the Pontevedra Biennale, Galicia, Spain in 2010.
She is an author of countless essays about contemporary art in Guatemala, and in 2010 published the essay A Brief History of Dissociation, about the work of the Guatemalan artist Luis González Palma. Rosina Cazali currently is a columnist and essayist for the cultural section of the Guatemalan newspaper El Periódico as well as its cultural supplement El Acordeón. In 2010, Cazali received the John Simon Guggenheim Grant to conduct research on contemporary art in Guatemala. In 2014 she was honored with the Prince Claus Award for her trajectory as curator and writer.
ICI, in collaboration with the Gerencia de Artes Plásticas y Visuales of the Instituto Distrital de las Artes, presents the second Curatorial Intensive in Bogotá, Colombia.read more »
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.read more »