Curators

MARIANGELA MÉNDEZ PRENCKE (artistic director)

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Curator and associate professor of the Art Department of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), who has a Masters in Curatorial Studies from the Center o Curatorial Studies at bard College in New York. Among the exhibitions she has curated there are Sin Remedio, for the Al4uadrado Gallery, located in the former Santa Rosa clinic (Bogotá, 2008); Crónica, at the Medellín Museum of Modern Art (2010), Últimas adquisiciones en la colección del Museo de Arte del Banco de la República (Bogotá, 2010)  and El Mapa: cartografías críticas, at the Medellín Museum of Modern Art and the El Parqueadero of the Art Museum of the Banco de la República (2011). Between 2009 and 2011, she was the curator of the projects La Oreja Roja and La Perseverancia of the Ministry of Culture´s 42nd National Salon of Artists. She undertook an artistic residence at the Sommerakademie at the Zentrum Paul Klee, in Berne, Switzerland. She is a member of the advisory committee of the Illy Sustain Art Observatory and of the technical committee of the Medellín Museum of Modern Art.

 

 

FLORENCIA MALBRÁN

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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. Among  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. She has recently 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 de 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).

 

 

JAVIER MEJÍA

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Colombian academic and curator, specialist in cultural management and promotion at the Universidad de Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia. He was awarded a degree in Museology, the handling of collections, education and the design of exhibitions by the Reinwartd Academy, Amsterdam School of Arts, Holland. Among the exhibitions he has curated are: Casa Tomada, 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 14 regional salons in the Caribbean region.  In 2010, he directed the production of the 42nd edition of the National Salon of Artists in the city of Santa Marta, entitled “Independientemente”, under the auspices of 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 by Miguel Ángel Rojas (2008); Itinerarios by the Cuban artists Kcho and Zaraji (2008); and Madreagua: Ecología/Arte/Comunidad, an environmental art project with the artists Oscar 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.

 

 

RODRIGO MOURA

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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 arts 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 has written 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 (Galería Luisa Strina, São Paulo, 2010); Des(enho) (Casas Riegner, Bogotá, 2011) and Planos de Fuga (with Jochen Volz, CCBB-São Paulo, 2012), among others.

 

 

OSCAR ROLDÁN-ALZATE

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Masters in plastic arts, political scientist from the Universidad de Antioquia and chief curator of the Medellín Museum of Modern Art since 2008. Among his recent curatorial projects stand out: Sociales. Débora Arango llega hoy…, an exhibition which traveled to the 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, an individual exhibition by the artist Carlos Garaicoa at the Medellín Museum of Modern Art (2010); and Medellín, transformación de una ciudad, a research project presented in the form of an exhibition and book,  launched at the Assembly of the Inter-American Development Bank ( BID).