Curatorial Intensive: Mexico City Faculty

The following videos are a series of video interviews, conducted in Spanish, with selected faculty from the Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City. These videos were produced during the Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City, in collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, from June 30–July 7, 2014.

To see all of the videos from this project, please visit ICI’s Media Room.

Carlos Motta en entrevista con Andrés Oriard sobre su participación en el Intensivo Curatorial de la Ciudad de México.



Juan Andrés Gaitán, curador de la 8va Bienal de Berlín, en entrevista con Andrés Oriard sobre su participación en el Intensivo Curatorial de la Ciudad de México.



Patrick Charpenel, Director de la Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, en entrevista con María del Carmen Carrión sobre el Museo Jumex y el Intensivo Curatorial de la Ciudad de México.



Inés Katzenstein, Directora del Departamento de Arte de la Universidad Torcuato di Tella, en entrevista con Andrés Oriard sobre su participación en el Intensivo Curatorial de la Ciudad de México.



Julieta González, curadora del Museo Tamayo, en entrevista con Andrés Oriard sobre su participación en el Intensivo Curatorial de la Ciudad de México.



Manuel Borja-Villel, Director del Museo Reina Sofía, en entrevista con Andrés Oriard sobre su participación en el Intensivo Curatorial de la Ciudad de México.

June 30, 2014 - July 7, 2014


Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta’s (Colombia, 1978) multi-disciplinary art practice documents the social conditions and political struggles of sexual, gender, and ethnic minority communities in order to challenge dominant and normative discourses through visibility and self-representation. His work was the subject of the survey exhibitions Carlos Motta: Formas de Libertad at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM), Colombia (2017) that traveled to Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile (2018); and Carlos Motta: For Democracy There Must Be Love, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden (2015).  His solo exhibitions at international museums include, The Crossing (2017), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Histories for the Future (2016), Pérez Art Museum (PAMM), Miami; Réquiem (2016), Museo de Arte Latinoamericano the Buenos Aires (MALBA) (2016); Patriots, Citizens, Lovers (2015), PinchukArtCentre, Kiev; Gender Talents (2013), Tate Modern, London; La forma de la Libertad (2013), Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico; We Who Feel Differently (2012), New Museum, New York; Brief History (2009), MoMA/PS1, New York; and The Good Life (2008), Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia; among others. Motta won the Vilcek Foundation’s Prize for Creative Promise (2017); the PinchukArtCentre’s Future Generation Art Prize (2014); and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008). He is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program (2006); and received grants from Art Matters (2008), NYSCA (2010), Creative Capital Foundation; and the Kindle Project (2012). Motta participated in Incerteza Viva: 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016); A Story Within A Story: Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2015); Burning Down the House: X Gwangju Biennale (2014); and Le spectacle du quotidian: X Lyon Biennale (2010). His films have been screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival (2016, 2010); Toronto International Film Festival (2013); and Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (2016); among many others.

Juan A. Gaitán

Juan A. Gaitán (Canada/Colombia, b. 1973) is a writer and curator, based in Mexico City and Berlin. He was curator at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (2009–10), and Adjunct Professor in the Curatorial Practice Program at California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2011–12). From 2006–08 he was on the Board of Directors of the Western Front Society, and worked as external curator at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver. Gaitán writes for several journals, including Afterall, The Exhibitionist, Fillip, and Mousse. He is member of the acquisitions committee at FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunquerke. He is the Curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2014.

Photo: Danh Vo, 2013

Patrick Charpenel

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.

Inés Katzenstein

Inés Katzenstein is the inaugural director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She previously served as the Director of the Department of Art at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires. She has written extensively on contemporary art and has curated a number of exhibitions including Liliana Porter: Photography and Fiction at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires (2003), and David Lamelas, Alien, Foreigner, Ètranger, Aüslander at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico (2005). She has co-curated Di Tella, an Episode in the History of TV, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires (2010), and Aquella mañana fue como si recuperara si no la felicidad, sí la energía, una energía que se parecía mucho al humor, un humor que se parecía mucho a la memoria, Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires (2013). She was curator of the Argentina Pavillion in the 52nd Venice Biennale, where she presented the project Guillermo Kuitca, si yo fuera el invierno mismo. She was also co-curator of Zona Franca, Mercosur Biennial (2007), with projects by Leopoldo Estol and M7red. From 2004–08 she served as curator at Malba-Fundación Costantini, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, where she oversaw the contemporary programming and began the museum’s collection of contemporary Argentinian art. Katzenstein received an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York (2001).

Julieta González

Julieta González is Senior Curator at the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, and Adjunct Curator at the Bronx Museum in New York. From 2009–12 she was Associate Curator of Latin American Art at Tate Modern, London, and an independent curator. She has been curator of contemporary art at the Museo Alejandro Otero (1999–2001) and Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas (1994–97 and 2001–03). She was co-curator of the 2da Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan, Latinoamérica y el Caribe with Jens Hofmann, along with Artistic Director Adriano Pedrosa and guest curator Beatriz Santiago. González has curated over 30 exhibitions including Juan Downey: A Communications Utopia (2013), Rita McBride: Public Transaction (2013), Tomorrow Was Already Here (2012), all at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City; Ways of Working: The Incidental Object, Fondazione Merz, Turin (2013); Parque Industrial, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo (2012); Juan Downey: El ojo pensante, Fundación Telefónica, Santiago, Chile (2010); Farsites at Insite San Diego/Tijuana (adjunct curator with curator Adriano Pedrosa, 2005); Etnografía modo de empleo, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas (2003); and Demonstration Room: Ideal House (with Jesús Fuenmayor, 2000–02) at Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas. She has edited several artist books and written essays for international publications and catalogs. She holds an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, London, was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program (1997–98), and studied architecture at the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas and at the École d’Architecture Paris-Villemin in Paris.

Manuel Borja-Villel

Manuel Borja-Villel has been the Director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía since January 2008, where he has led the reorganization of the permanent collection. From 1998–2008, Borja-Villel was director of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). Among the exhibitions he programmed at the MACBA were shows dedicated to Vito Acconci, El Lissitzky, Öyvind Fahlström, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt, Luís Gordillo, Raymond Hains, Richard Hamilton, William Kentridge, Perejaume, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gerhard Richter, Martha Rosler, and Antoni Tàpies, among others. Borja-Villel was also a member of the Consulting Committee of Documenta 12 (2007), and the chair of the jury for the 52nd Venice Biennial (2007).

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