Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (NuMu)

Image: Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #989 / Aníbal López, For Rent, exterior view of installation for the exhibition “(let’s) do it”, NuMu (Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo), Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2015. In collaboration with Independent Curators International.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public

Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (NuMu) is the first and only contemporary art museum in Guatemala, dedicated exclusively to supporting, exhibiting, and documenting contemporary art. Founded in 2012, NuMu is an artist-run space, co-founded and directed by artists Stefan Benchoam and Jessica Kairé.

Central to NuMu’s mission is to offer the necessary support to realize artistic projects of great value, despite the shortage of local institutions, and both private and governmental funding. NuMu re-evaluates what it means to be a contemporary art museum in the 21st century, in both the local context of Guatemala City and the international art scene.

For this talk at the ICI Curatorial Hub, Jessica Kairé will discuss the development of NuMu and how she envisions its exhibitions and programs.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with NUMU in the subject line.

March 10, 2016

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Jessica Kairé

Jessica Kairé (Guatemala, 1980) is a Guatemalan artist based between New York and Guatemala City. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – NuMu – in Guatemala City, an egg-shaped museum that aims to satiate the lack of other contemporary art institutions in the country. Her work deals with the Guatemalan and Latin identity in general and specific subjects of her native country: violence, underdevelopment, and tropicality as well as gender issues and her Jewish background. She has participated in exhibitions at local and international venues including: La 2nda Gran Bienal Tropical, Puerto Rico; 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA;  Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, Guatemala; NY; XVII Paiz Art Bienniale, Guatemala City, Guatemala; SOMA Centro Cultural, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, NY, USA; El Museo del Barrio, New York City, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC),  Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Brooklyn, NY; Plato’s Cave at EIDIA, Brooklyn, NY, USA; San Jose, Costa Rica;  Christinger de Mayo Gallery, Zurich;  Sol del Río, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Concepción 41, Antigua Guatemala; Centro Cultural de España, Guatemala City, Guatemala and Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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