Curators for the 43SNA

43 Salón (inter) Nacional de Artistas
Jul 24, 2013 4:26PM

Mariángela Méndez (Artistic Director)

Curator and associate professor of the Department of Art at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), with a MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College Center in New York. Among other exhibitions she has curated Sin Remedio [No Remedy] for the Al4uadrado Gallery at the former Santa Rosa clinic (Bogotá, 2008), Crónica [Chronicle] at the Medellín Museum of Modern Art (2010), Últimas adquisiciones en la colección del Museo de Arte del Banco de la República [Recent Acquisitions of the Art Museum of the Colombian central bank], (Bogotá, 2010) and El mapa: cartografía críticas [The Map: critical cartographies] at the Medellín Museum of Modern Art and El Parqueadero (Parking lot) of the Art Museum of the Banco de la República (2011). Between 2009 and 2011 she was the curator of such projects as La Oreja Roja [The Red Ear] and La Perserverancia [Perseverance] for the Ministry of Culture´s 42nd National Salon of Artists. She is a member of the advisory committee of the Sustainable Illy Art Observatory and the technical committee of the Medellín Museum of Modern Art.

Óscar Roldán-Alzate

He has two BAs from the Universidad de Antioquia, one in Fine Arts and another in Political Science, and has been the head curator of the Medellín Museum of Modern Art since 2008. Some of his recent projects are: Sociales. Débora Arango llega hoy… [Socials, Débora Arango arrives today] an exhibition shown at the Museo Nacional (Bogotá, 2012), the Museum of Latin American Art (Los Angeles, 2013) and the Mint Museum (Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., 2013); Bienes Mostrencos [Mostrenco Goods], an individual exhibition by the artist Carlos Garaicoa at the Medellín Museum of Modern Art (2010); and Medellín, transformación de una ciudad [Medellín, a City Transformed], a research project presented in an exhibition and a book, launched at the Assembly of the Inter-American Development Bank (BID). As a political scientist, he is interested in the links between history and theories of art. He has taught at the University of Antioquia since 2003.

Florencia Malbrán

Argentinian curator and critic. Professor of contemporary art at the Buenos Aires branch of New York University. She has a Masters in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, New York. Some of the recent exhibitions she has curated are: Otras Voces: Alejandro Cesarco y Jorge Méndez Blake at the Fundación Proa (Buenos Aires, 2010) and Gian Paolo Minelli: Villa Lugano + Zona Sur at the Recoleta Cultural Center (Buenos Aires, 2010 , which traveled to the Museo Emilio Caraffa, Córdoba, Argentina, 2011 and the Museo del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay, 2012. Recently, she has written essays about Ernesto Neto for the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, (Oslo, Norway) and about Ragnar Kjartansson for the Iceland Pavilion at the 53rd Biennial of Venice. She was a Hilla Rebay International Fellow at the Guggenheim Museums in New York, Bilbao, and Venice (2007-2008) and undertook residences as a curator in Spain (2009), Switzerland (2011) and France (2012).

Rodrigo Moura

Brazilian curator, editor and writer. Since 2004 he has been the curator of the Instituto Inhotim (Minas Gerais, Brazil), where has been responsible for acquiring and commissioning works by artists like Ernesto Neto, Jorge Macchi, Rivane Neuenschwander and Claudia Andujar, among others. He is a contributor to ART NOW V. 3 (Taschen, Cologne), where he wrote about the works of ten artists. As an independent curator, he has been responsible for the exhibitions: Close to Me (Studio Guenzani, Milan, 2007); De Perto e de Longe (Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, São Paulo, 2008); Mauro Restife: Mirante (Casa de América, Madrid, in PhotoEspaña 2009); Primera y ultima: Notas sobre el monumento [First and Last: Notes on a Monument] (Galería Luisa Strina, São Paulo, 2010); Des(enho) (Casas Riegner, Bogotá, 2011) and Planos de Fuga [Blueprints for an Escape] (with Jochen Volz, CCBB-São Paulo, 2012), among others.

Javier Mejía

Colombian academic and curator, he graduated from the Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, as a specialist in cultural management and promotion. He also has a degree in Museology, handling of collections, education and exhibition design by the Reinwartd Academy, Amsterdam School of Arts, Holland. Among the exhibitions he has curated are: Casa Tomada [House Taken Over], by the artist Rafael Gómez Barros, for the 11th Biennial of Havana (2012). He is currently an adjunct curator of the Network of Caribbean Artists and in 2011, he was the director of the Atarraya curatorial team, responsible for the 14th regional salon in the Caribbean region. In 2010, he was the producer of the Santa Marta chapter of the 42nd National Salon of Artists, entitled “Independientemente”, organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Maldeojo Curatorial Group. He was the curator at the Museo Boliviariano de Arte Contemporáneo (1995-2010), where he curated such notable exhibitions as Pueblito 08 [Small Town 08] by Miguel Ángel Rojas (2008); Itinerarios [Itineraries] by the Cuban artists Kcho and Zaraji (2008); and Madreagua: Ecología/Arte/Comunidad, an environmental art project with the artists Óscar Leone, Germán Botero and Lynne Hull (2010). Thanks to a fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, he worked as an assistant curator in 2000 at the Reina Sofía National Museum Art Center in Madrid, Spain.

43 Salón (inter) Nacional de Artistas
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