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Victoria Noorthoorn is Director of the Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires. She has acted as Projects Coordinator of the International Program at MoMA, New York; Assistant Curator of Contemporary Exhibitions at The Drawing Center, New York; and Curator of Malba-Fundación Costantini, Buenos Aires. Noorthoorn has worked independently on various curatorial projects in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Galicia, New York, Cali, and Porto Alegre. She was the Curator of the 2011 Lyon Biennial; has conceived and installed the permanent collection of the new branch of the National Museum of Fine Arts Neuquén (2004); was Chief Curator of the 29th Pontevedra Art Biennial in Spain (2006); collaborated on the presentation of Argentine artist León Ferrari at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); and curated Beginning With A Bang! From Confrontation to Intimacy: An Exhibition of Argentine Contemporary Artists 1960 / 2007 at the Americas Society, New York. In 2008, she co-curated the 41 Salón Nacional in Cali, Colombia, an event that included 17 exhibitions by local curators and three major international exhibitions. Noorthoorn won the international competition to the Artistic Direction of the 7th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2009)––with artist and curator Camilo Yáñez––and together, they invited eight Latin American artists to organize seven exhibitions, and the education, editorial, and radio programs. She received an MA in Art History from the University of Buenos Aires, and an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies in Bard College, New York.
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring international curators—Victoria Noorthoorn (Director of MAMBA, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires) will present her current research interests and curatorial projects.read more »