2013 Bogotá Curatorial Intensive Symposium

2013 Bogotá Curatorial Intensive Public Symposium
Saturday, November 30, 2013

Auditorio Museo de Arte del Banco de la República
Calle 11 No. 4-14
FREE and open to the public

Join ICI and the 2013 Bogotá Curatorial Intensive on Saturday, November 30 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program. The 2013 Bogotá Curatorial Intensive marks the second program developed in Spanish by ICI. In collaboration with the Gerencia de Artes Plásticas y Visuales of the Instituto Distrital de las Artes, the Curatorial Intensive will examine the developments of the curatorial field and the changing role of the curator, while exploring strategies and methodologies to develop programs and institutions, collection building, regional and international research, and the logistics of managing projects. Click HERE for more information on the program.

Participants include: Carolina Chacón (Zipaquirá, Colombia), William Contreras (Zipaquirá, Colombia), Pamela Desjardins (Buenos Aires, Argentina), ERRATA # (Bogotá, Colombia), Ximena Gama (Bogotá, Colombia), Soledad García (Santiago Chile), Sara Guerrero (London, UK), Andres Jurado (Bogotá, Colombia), Jaqueline Lacasa (Montevideo, Uruguay), Mariana Lorenzi (São Paulo, Brazil), Marta Ramos (São Paulo, Brazil), and Eliana Salazar (Bogotá, Colombia).

2013 Intensivo Curatorial Bogotá: Simposio Público
Sábado, 30 de noviembre 2013

Auditorio Museo de Arte del Banco de la República
Calle 11 No. 4-14
Entrada libre y abierto al público

Están bienvenidos a compartir con ICI el Simposio Público del Intensivo Curatorial en Bogotá, donde los participantes del programa presentarán las propuestas de exposiciones y proyectos que han desarrollado durante el Intensivo. Este programa marca el Segundo Intensivo Curatorial desarrollado en español por Independent Curators International (ICI). En colaboración con la Gerencia de Artes Plásticas y Visuales del Instituto Distrital de las Artes, el Intensivo Curatorial en Bogotá, Colombia examinará la evolución del campo curatorial y la función del curador, explorando estrategias y metodologías para el desarrollo de programas e instituciones, la creación de colecciones, metodologías de investigación regional e internacional y la logística de la gestión de proyectos. Haga clic AQUI para mas información sobre el programa.

Participantes: Carolina Chacón (Zipaquirá, Colombia), William Contreras (Zipaquirá, Colombia), Pamela Desjardins (Buenos Aires, Argentina), ERRATA # (Bogotá, Colombia), Ximena Gama (Bogotá, Colombia), Soledad García (Santiago de Chile, Chile), Sara Guerrero (Londres, UK), Andres Jurado (Bogotá, Colombia), Jaqueline Lacasa (Montevideo, Uruguay), Mariana Lorenzi (São Paulo, Brasil), Marta Ramos (São Paulo, Brasil), y Eliana Salazar (Bogotá, Colombia).


November 30, 2013

Auditorio Museo de Arte del Banco de la República


Carolina Chacón

Carolina Chacón (b. 1985, Colombia) has a Masters in Visual Arts from the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, ASAB. Her projects have focused on artistic practices related to urban spaces and/or specific social groups, and the review of artistic discourse that borders the realm of politics.  She currently works as Assistant Curator at the Museo de Antioquia. Chacón recently curated Máquinas de vida (2013), an exhibition of the museum’s collection from a gender perspective; and Cuando el río suena… from the collective Puente Lab (2012). Currently, Chacón is the project advisor for Museo + comunidad, and she is preparing Contra-expendiciones (2014), an investigation on the relationship between art and territory.

William Contreras

William Contreras (b. 1984, Colombia) is a psychologist, artist, and curator. His art practice includes photography, drawing, and video. Contreras is currently an advisor to the Masters degree program in fine arts at the National University of Colombia in Bogota.

Pamela Desjardins

Pamela Desjardins’s projects and research revolve around contemporary art practices in relation to cultural management and cultural policy. She has a degree in Fine Arts and Cultural Management, a Masters in Theory and Aesthetics of Contemporary Art (UAB), and a Masters in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the Independent Study Program of the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona (PEI-MACBA). She is currently curator of the selection of Latin American artists for the Canadian magazine, Revue-HB Drawing, which in its third edition included: Gilda Mantilla and Raimond Chaves (Drawing America), Claudia del Rio, Lucas di Pasquale, Maria Luque, and Paola Gaviria (Power Paola). In addition, she is part of the curatorial team of the project led by Beatriz Preciado, Museo Oral de la Revolución at MACBA (2013).


The magazine ERRATA # was created in 2009 under the direction of Jorge Jaramillo at the Fundacion Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Management of Visual Arts. The editorial portion is coordinated by Sofia Parra and an editorial committee composed of representatives from various art schools in Bogota. In 2010, Katia Gonzalez joined the magazine as an editorial consultant. In 2011, the Gerencia de Artes Plasticas y Visuales del Instituto Distrital de la Artes, under the direction of Cristina Lleras, collaborated with the project. Besides developing the editorial process of the magazine, ERRATA # also works as a curatorial collective that produces exhibitions, workshops, the ERRATA # Symposium, and creative labs. Among the curators that have worked with ERRATA # are David Zink Yi, Eder Castillo, and Tucumán Arde with Graciela Carnevale as co-curator.

Ximena Gama

Ximena Gama (b. Colombia, 1982) has a degree in philosophy from the National University of Colombia with an emphasis on aesthetic and political studies. She is a specialist in History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Universidad de los Andes. In 2007–08 she worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) and ICAA Research Center (International Center of The Art of the Americas), which collaborated on the project Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art. The following year, she worked at the Cecilia de Torres Gallery LTD (New York) as a research assistant on Taller Torres Garcia. From 2010–13, she was a representative of Sicardi Gallery (Houston) in Colombia. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Cultural Studies at the Universidad de los Andes where she is researching contemporary art and memory. She is a collaborator for various magazines in Colombia such as Revista Diners, Arcadia, and Revista Arteria.

Soledad García

Soledad García Saavedra is an art historian and curator. Since 2010, she is curator-coordinator of the Visual Arts Centre of documentation of the Cultural Centre Palacio La Moneda (CCPLM)in Santiago de Chile, where she develops programs to encourage the study of archival documents in different formats (digital or physical) through open calls, seminars, workshops and shows. Her practice crosses the work with documents, suspended or loss histories, and the capabilities to reenact into the present. Among her recent curatorial projects are shows on the resonances of the critical pop culture in South America at the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (2016) and the on-going research Magic Block, co-curated with Brandon LaBelle, examining the invisible aesthetics and poetics of the hidden, camouflaged, inmaterial and erasured (2014-current). She has been co-curator of retrospective exhibition of Chilean artists such as, Matta: Centenario 11-11-11 (CCPLM, 2011), Marta Colvin, desde el taller (Fundación Telefónica, 2007) and several collective shows with special interest on the urgent issues of unstable realities and the subjective experiences. She is co-editor of books Magic Block (2015); Essays on Visual Arts. Practices and discourses in the 70s and 80s in Chile, Vol. I –IV, (2011-2015, only in Spanish); Adam’s apple of Paz Errazuriz (2014). She regularly gives workshops and lectures on curating, memory and archives, and is currently lecturer at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile. García Saavedra holds a master degree in Curating (Goldsmiths College) and is an ICI Curatorial Intensive alumna. She lives in Santiago de Chile.

Sara Guerrero

Sara Guerrero is an activist, educator, and researcher of art and pedagogy. She has worked at the intersection of these fields during the last fifteen years as a teacher, ethnographer, and director of Art & Literacy with New Yorkers, an art and migration initiative by the Queens Museum of Art and the Queens Public Library, New York. Her ethnographic interviews about Diaspora have been published in an academic and award-winning book, Mexican New York: Transnational Lives of New Immigrants (2005) by Robert Courtney Smith. Guerrero is currently completing her thesis on artistic collectiveness in Arab and Latin American cities at the Research Center for Transnational Art, Identity & Nation (TrAIN) in the Department of Research at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London.

Andrés Jurado

Andrés Jurado is an artist, curator, and professor in the Visual Arts Department at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Colombia, as well as professor at the Academia Superior de Artes de Bogotá - Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. Jurado has taught at the National University of Colombia and the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano.

Jaqueline Lacasa

Jaqueline Lacasa (b. Montevideo, 1970) is a visual artist, curator, and member of the Fundación Internacional de Críticos de Arte (AICA Paris). She was the Director of the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales de Uruguay, MNAV (2007–09) and was also member of the Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo (FAC 2003–10). She has participated in various collective and individual exhibitions in Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, the United States, Spain, Havana, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. She has published the book The natural daughter of Joaquin Torres Garcia (2004), and compiled Palimpsestos: Writings on Uruguayan Art 1960-2006 and New Critical Access roads and Curating in Uruguay (2009). She writes for national and international media.

Mariana Lorenzi

Mariana Lorenzi (b. Sao Paulo, 1983) has a degree in social communications from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado - São Paulo (FAAP). Her interest in the art world began while living in Barcelona from 2005–07. Upon her return to Sao Paolo, she began working in the communications department at the Jewish Cultural Center. During her last year at the center, she assisted the programming curator with text for the exhibitions. In 2010, she moved to New York City, where she pursed a Masters in Art Politics at New York University. During the program, Lorenzi investigated issues related to performance, Minimal art, and alternative art spaces. In 2011, she trained in the Department of Drawings at MoMA, where she helped organize a retrospective on the Brazilian artist, Lygia Clark. Lorenzi returned to Sao Paolo in 2012, where she was part of the curatorial team for the 30th Sao Paulo Biennial. As of January 2013, she has been working on the reactivation of Casa do Povo, where she is responsible for the project programming.

Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo

Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo is an art historian from the UCM, Madrid, MA in Cultural Management from Instituto Ortega y Gasset, and she is part as curator of the ICI New York (Bogotá, 2013). After five years living in Chile, in 2009 she moved to Brazil where she was director of Galeria Baró. Between August 2012 and July 2013 she was appointed director of the independent art center Pivô. Back in Spain, she has run the LOOP Fair 2017. Nowadays she is living in Barcelona, where she continues working in her researches and new projects. As a researcher, Ramos is developing the research Artist working, (thinking on) new economies, about the labor conditions in the contemporary art. She was also part of History in display (WT), a collaborative project with contemporary artists on critical insertion in Brazilian museums. Following these two lines of investigation, Ramos curated ; Error as a star; Sublime and Dystopia, Ícaro Lira: General Field, and WORK – DO +, in São Paulo, Brazil; History is written by the victors, Felipe Ehrenberg 67//15 and its public program Visual scores; and After, Despois, Según, in Madrid, Spain; Rafa Munárriz, Sulla curva chiusa en la Galeria Macca, Cagliari, Italy; The way you read a book is different to how I tell you a story, at Jahn und Jahn, Munich, Germany; and Applications of the various flow theories, with Carlos Amorales and Los Torreznos as guests in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Ramos writes texts for artists –Ricardo Alcaide, Marlon de Azambuja, Alberto Casari, Cristina Garrido, Julius Heinemann, Victor Leguy, Bruno Moreschi, Yoshua Okón, Sara Ramo, Flora Rebollo, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Sara&André, Tercerunquinto or Fábio Tremonte among others– and she also for magazines as Arte al día, arthishock and

Eliana Salazar

Eliana Salazar (Colombia) has a degree in Fine and Visual Arts from the Universidad de los Andes, and also studied Design Management at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. His career has been a confluence between research, production and curatorial practice. As a researcher, she worked, between 2008–09 at the Colombia team for ICAA Research Center (International Center of The Art of the Americas), which collaborated on the project Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). In 2010 developed a research for the Ministry of Culture and in 2013 for the Museum of Historic Memory of Colombia. In 2011-13, she worked the Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño as advisor in various programs of the management of Visual Arts, and where she coordinated El Parqueadero. She was the co-founder of collective Reactante which curated Spectrum visible for the District Planetarium, winning project of the Art and Science Fellowship of Idartes in 2015. In 2017 she was Head of the Arts Section in the company Colsubsidio. Salazar is curre ntly the founder and director of “Creata, global agency of experiences in art and science”, an interdisciplinary project of dissemination, curatorship and research.

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