Y.ES, Collect Contemporary Art El Salvador

Y.ES, Collect Contemporary Art El Salvador
Presented by Claire Breukel, Simon Vega, and Mario Cader-Frech
Thursday, May 28, 2015
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public

Claire Breukel, chief curator of MARTE Contemporary at the Museum of Art of El Salvador, along with co-editor Simon Vega and publisher Mario Cader-Frech, launch a new publication titled Y.ES, Collect Contemporary Art El Salvador. The “Y” in Y.ES references the Y-generation as the book addresses the past decade of work produced in, and about, El Salvador—“ES”.

This publication contains 28 interviews regarding contemporary art production in El Salvador, the art market, and the impact of the internet, among other topics. Interviewees include: Alanna Heiss, Alanna Lockward, Amy Cappellazzo, Bonnie Clearwater, Brandi Reddick, Celia Birbragher, Christy Turlington Burns, Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Elvis Fuentes, Ernst Hilger, Dr. Harper Montgomery, Irvin Morazan, José Ruiz, Kency Cornejo, Marc Spiegler, Maria Bonta de la Pezuela, Mauro Herlitzka, Mayra Barraza, Patricia Gardner Amare, Ronald Moran, RETNA, Roberto Galicia, Roger Atwood, Sam Keller, Simón Vega, Tom Healy, Walterio Iraheta and Zelika Garcia, as well as essays by publisher Mario Cader-Frech and editor Claire Breukel.

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

May 28, 2015

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


Claire Breukel

Claire Breukel is a South-African-born curator and writer based in New York, Miami and San Salvador where she works as the chief curator of MARTE Contemporary at the Museum of Art of El Salvador. She has worked on special projects for (RED), as curator for PUMA.Creative and was the first Executive Director of Locust Projects in Miami. She received her BFA and English hon. at the University of Cape Town and is currently completing her MA at Hunter College, New York. She is the Editor of Y.ES Collect Contemporary El Salvador.

Mario Cader-Frech

Mario Cader-Frech is currently the Vice President Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility for Viacom International Media Networks – The Americas, and Nickelodeon International. Cader-Frech often represents the Network at conferences and seminars, such as: The Organization of American States Summits, Inter American Development Bank Annual Meetings, Ibero American Presidential Summits, various United Nations General Assemblies, and has been a TEDx Speaker. Mario graduated from Georgetown University with a M.A. in International Affairs. He currently serves as Honorary Consul of El Salvador in the United States and serves on numerous boards including the OAS/PanAmerican Development Foundation, Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is Chair Emeritus of the El Salvador Art Museum Contemporary Art Program.  Cader-Frech is an avid Contemporary Art Collector and has received prestigious awards such as Distinguished Salvadoran, a Ten Year recognition from the National Gallery of Art, included in the 100 Success Stories of El Salvador, and 100 Latinos in Miami. Conceiving of Y.ES Collect Contemporary El Salvador, his foundation, the Robert S Wennett and Mario Cader-Frech foundation, served as publisher.

Simon Vega

Born in El Salvador in 1972, Simon Vega graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Veracruz in Mexico in 2000 and received a Master’s degree in Contemporary Arts from the Complutense University in Madrid in 2006. He has exhibited his work extensively in Europe, the United States and Latin America, including the 55th Venice Biennial in Italy (2013), the IX Havana Biennial, in Cuba (2006), the Museo del Barrio’s “The S-Files” show in New York (2011) and at the Hilger BROT Kunsthalle in Vienna, Austria (2010 & 2012) amongst others. He has exhibited solo at Hilger Next Gallery in Vienna (Panopticams, 2011) and most recently at Galería Sol del Río in Guatemala City (Dist(R)opías Mesoamericanas, 2015). He lives at the beach in La Libertad, El Salvador and is the Co-Editor of Y.ES Collect Contemporary El Salvador.

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