Posted on August 2, 2017
Independent Curators International, l’Institut français in Paris, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York announce curator Dorothée Dupuis as the 2017 ICI/French Institute Fellow.
Dorothée Dupuis, a French curator, writer, and editor based in Mexico City, is the fifth ICI/French Institute Fellow. The fellowship program offers a French curator an opportunity for international research and the development of professional networks over a period of six months, which includes two visits to the U.S. or across ICI’s international network.
Dorothée Dupuis participated in the 2017 Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans as part of the fellowship, where she developed her ideas for the project space of Terremoto. Terremoto is a quarterly online magazine dedicated to contemporary art around Mexico City and the Americas, founded by Dupuis. Each issue aims to offer a transversal point of view on current practices, actors, and problematics of the region. Original contributions in English and Spanish are delivered each week, featuring the voices and ideas of cutting-edge art professionals of the Americas.
Dupuis will be presenting on Terremoto at ICI’s Curatorial Hub on August 10, 2017. More information on this program here.
About the Fellow
Dorothée Dupuis is a French curator, writer and editor based in Mexico City. She was director of Triangle France in Marseille from 2007 to 2012. Founder and editor of Terremoto, and co-director of Petunia magazine, Dupuis is a dedicated feminist, her curatorial practice and writings seek to expose, question and challenge power structures in the eld of art. Her recent curatorial projects in 2016 included a residence in PAOS Gdl, Guadalajara, Adrien Vescovi in IFAL House of France, México DF, and the 30th International Studios Program in the FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France. Her work has been published in several exhibition catalogs and publications including: ArtReview, Crash, Flash Art, Frieze, Kaleidoscope, Metropolis M, Mousse and Spike, among others.
About L’Institut français in Paris
L’Institut français is the governmental agency for the promotion of French culture abroad and the operator of the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs for artistic collaboration in performing arts, visual arts, architecture, as well as for the dissemination of French books, cinéma, language, thinking, and ideas. L’Institut français works in close relationship with the French cultural services abroad, including 150 local French institutes and almost 1,000 French alliances. It also collaborates with the French Ministry of Culture and Communication through a partnership agreement.
About The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.
The Cultural Services is a division of the French Embassy in the United States. The Cultural Services was first imagined in the 1930’s by Paul Claudel. In 1945 General de Gaulle appointed Claude Lévi-Strauss as the first Cultural Counselor, with the mission of providing Americans (individuals and organizations) with access and resources to engage with French culture and promote it in their own communities.