Main Section

This section consists of established galleries chosen by an independent selection committee pursuant to review their applications. Some galleries choose to participate with a Special Project, or add a Cabinet to its proposal.

2015 selection Committee
Sonia Becce (freelance curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina) – President
Eduardo Brandão (Vermelho Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil).
Henrique Faria (Henrique Faria Fine Art Gallery, NY, United States and Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Orly Benzacar (Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Special projects Patio Bullrich

Some of the galleries in the main section participates with a special project with up to three artists, with emphasis on the curatorial.
The Main Section Committee itself is responsible for the selection.

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Cabinet

Cabinet is a specific area within the galleries booths in the main section of the fair. In Cabinet, one or more works by a single artist are exhibited. The aim of the section is to show important, unique, or emblematic works by modern and contemporary artists. A consulting committee determines the selection.

2015 Consulting Commitee
Sonia Becce (President of the selection committee for galleries in the main section).
Hans-Michael Herzog (Artistic director and head curator of the Daros Latinamerica Collection).
Gabriel pérez-Barreiro (Freelance curator and director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection in new York and Caracas).

DIXIT Axion

A curator organizes an exhibition on the basis of an original hypothesis on art now. The section offers works by artists to museums and private collections through their galleries.

Curator 2015
Julieta González (Chief Curator and Interim Director at the Jumex Museum, Mexico City and Adjunct Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the MASP, São Paulo, Brazil).

Curator Assistant
Valeria Balut

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U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz

A curator invites galleries to present a specific project featuring up to three artists.

Curator 2015
Jacopo Crivelli Visconti (Critic and freelance curator. Curator of the 12th Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador, 2014).

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Solo Show Zurich

A curator invites six artists and the galleries representing them to take part through individual exhibitions.

CuraTor 2015
Manuel Segade (Freelance curator, who lives and works from rotterdam, The Netherlands).

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Photobooth Citi

A curator invites galleries with proposals for photography shows. The section includes both historic and contemporary work.

CuraTor 2015
Octavio Zaya (United States-based curator, writer and art publisher. Director/Executive Editor of Atlántica: Journal of Art and Thought. Curator at Large of Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain).

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Barrio Joven Chandon

The participants are galleries and new, innovative or alternative spaces representing young emerging artists. The galleries are chosen by an independent team of curators.

2015 CuraTorial Team
Mariano Mayer (Argentine poet and freelance curator, who lives and works in Madrid, Spain).
Manuela Moscoso (Curator and co-founder of the curatorial studio Rivet, who lives and works in são Paulo, Brazil).

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Young Curators Program

Program aimed at young argentines professionals within the curatorial field. Through an open call, a curatorial team selects the winning proposal to be exhibited in a 100-square-meter area in arteBA.

2015 Curatorial Team
Alejandra Aguado (Co-director of Móvil and curator, Museum of Modern Art, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Alessio Antoniolli (Director of Gasworks & Triangle Network, United Kingdom).

2015 Awarded Curator
Sebastián Vidal Mackinson (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

arteBA-Banco Ciudad Matching Funds

Three museums in Argentina receive a sum of money from Banco Ciudad to procure new art works for their collections. Each museum in turn matches or exceeds this sum with counterpart funds and thus shapes the total value of the works that the representatives from each institution taking part select.

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Networking Program

Sponsored by Proargentina and with the intention of stimulating the creation of networks, alliances and collaborations between the Argentine art scene and that beyond our country, curators and directors from art institutions from all around the world are invited to the fair in order to participate in personal sessions and group encounters with figures in the local milieu. The Networking Program is a platform for acquaintance-making and for the interaction of the most influential professionals in the current art scene.

Guests Confirmed for 2015
José Luis Blondet (curator of special projects of LACMA).
Rosa Olivares (Director of EXIT Express).
Pablo León De la Barra (Curator of Guggenheim UBS MAP, Latin America).
Ferran Barenblit (Director of the Dos de Mayo Art Center).
Miguel López (Curator en chief of TEOR/éTica and Lado V).
Tanya Barson (Curator of international art, Tate Modern).
Ramiro Martínez Estrada (Director of the Museo Amparo of Puebla, Mexico).

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Isla de Ediciones

A team of curators invites independent presses and publishing houses to make available for public sale individual volumes and collections on contemporary art.

This section has its own auditorium to hold workshops, book presentations and conferences given by leading figures of the editorial scene.

2015 Curatorial Team
Lucrecia Palacios (freelance editor and curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Facundo de Falco (editorial advisor, Buenos Aires, Argentina).

2015 Space Design
Federico Churba (industrial designer, Buenos Aires, Argentina).

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Tribute to the Artist’s Career arteBA – Madero Harbour

arteBA is the setting for the celebration of an Argentine artist´s career and it pays tribute to the artist by exhibiting a solo show with outstanding works of her authorship.

2015 Tribute
Delia Cancela (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Curator
Javier Arroyuelo (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

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Open Forum

The Open Forum section—sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the City Government—is a venue where leading international figures in the art world come together to enrich debates on contemporary art. It is open to the public free of charge and with an independent entrance.

Prime Time 2015
“Fetishes: everything you ever wanted to know about psychoanalysis and never dared to ask artists, curators and critics.”

Coordinator
Inti Guerrero (Critic and independent curator. Colombia / Hong Kong).

MAIN SECTION
CABINET
DIXIT AXION
SPECIAL PROJECTS PATIO BULLRICH
U-TURN PROJECT ROOMS BY MERCEDES-BENZ
BARRIO JOVEN CHANDON
PHOTOBOOTH CITI
SOLO SHOW ZURICH

ALDO DE SOUSA GALLERY / BUENOS AIRES /
ALEJANDRO FAGGIONI-ESTUDIO DE ARTE / BUENOS AIRES /
AMIGO DEL INTERIOR / BUENOS AIRES /
ANTOINE LEVI / PARIS /
ARRÓNIZ ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / MEXICO CITY /
BACELOS / MADRID / VIGO /
BARRO ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / BUENOS AIRES /
BENDANA | PINEL ART CONTEMPORAIN / PARIS /
BIG SUR / BUENOS AIRES /
BONITA GALERÍA / BUENOS AIRES /
CAMPAGNE PREMIERE / BERLIN /
CARMEN ARAUJO ARTE / CARACAS /
CARNE / BOGOTA /
CASAS RIEGNER / BOGOTA /
CASA SIN FIN / MADRID /
CASA TRIANGULO / SAN PABLO /
CENTRAL GALERÍA DE ARTE / SAO PAULO /
CENTRO DE EDICIÓN / BUENOS AIRES /
CRUCERO / LIMA /
DEL INFINITO / BUENOS AIRES /
DEL PASEO / PUNTA DEL ESTE /
DIEGO OBLIGADO GALERIA DE ARTE / ROSARIO /
DOCUMENT ART GALLERY / BUENOS AIRES /
DOT FIFTYONE (GUZMAN – PERELMAN) GALLERY / MIAMI /
ESPACIO 20/20 / SAN JUAN DE PUERTO RICO /
FUTURE GALLERY / BERLIN /
GALERÍA ELBA BENITEZ / MADRID /
GALERIA JACQUES MARTINEZ / BUENOS AIRES /
GALERIA LAMUTANTE / FLORIDABLANCA /
GALERIA LAURA HABER / BUENOS AIRES /
GALERIA MARILIA RAZUK / SAO PAULO /
GALERÍA NORA FISCH / BUENOS AIRES /
GALERÍA RUBBERS INTERNACIONAL / BUENOS AIRES /
HACHE / BUENOS AIRES /
HEINRICH EHRHARDT / MADRID /
HENRIQUE FARIA NEW YORK / BUENOS AIRES / NEW YORK / BUENOS AIRES /
IGNACIO LIPRANDI ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / BUENOS AIRES /

INSTITUTO DE VISIÓN / BOGOTA /
ISABEL ANINAT / SANTIAGO DE CHILE /
ISLA FLOTANTE / BUENOS AIRES /
IVO KAMM / ZURICH /
GALERIA JAQUELINE MARTINS / SAO PAULO /
KÖNIG GALERIE / BERLIN /
JORGE MARA-LA RUCHE / BUENOS AIRES /
JULIETTE JONGMA / AMSTERDAM /
LUCÍA DE LA PUENTE GALERIA / LIMA /
MAISTERRAVALBUENA / MADRID /
MARÍA CASADO HG / BUENOS AIRES /
GALERIE MAX MAYER / DÜSSELDORF /
MIAU MIAU / BUENOS AIRES /
MITE / BUENOS AIRES /
MOR CHARPENTIER / PARIS /
NO LUGAR – ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / QUITO /
NOMÍNIMO / GUAYAQUIL /
OFICINA BARROCA / SANTIAGO DE CHILE /
OSCAR CRUZ / SAO PAULO /
OTERO / BUENOS AIRES /
PALATINA / BUENOS AIRES /
PASTO / BUENOS AIRES /
PIEDRAS / BUENOS AIRES /
POLÍGRAFA OBRA GRÁFICA / BARCELONA /
PROYECTO A – ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / BUENOS AIRES /
PSM / BERLIN /
QUIMERA / BUENOS AIRES /
REA / BUENOS AIRES /
REVOLVER / LIMA /
RO GALERÍA DE ARTE / BUENOS AIRES /
ROLF ART / BUENOS AIRES /
RUBY / BUENOS AIRES /
RUTH BENZACAR GALERÍA DE ARTE / BUENOS AIRES /
SLYZMUD / BUENOS AIRES /
SUR / MONTEVIDEO / PUNTA DEL ESTE /
T293 / ROMA /
URGENTE / BUENOS AIRES /
VAN EYCK GALERÍA DE ARTE / BUENOS AIRES /
VAN RIEL / BUENOS AIRES /
VASARI / BUENOS AIRES /
VERA CORTÊS ART AGENCY / LISBON /
VERMELHO / SAO PAULO /
Y GALLERY / NEW YORK /
ZAVALETA LAB ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / BUENOS AIRES /

Bernardo-MosqueiraBernardo Mosqueira

Guest at Networking Program for Art Professionals
With the support of Mecenazgo Cultural

Bernardo Mosqueira (RJ) is a curator, writer and teacher. He graduated in Social Communicationat UFRJ (The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and Art Criticism at Parque Lage Visual Arts School, where he teachs nowadays. He is the director of the Award Prêmio FOCO Bradesco ArtRio since 2012 and one of the curators of IBEU Art Gallery since 2010. He was part of the communication sector of the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio) from 2008 to 2009. Since 2010, he has been developing “Venus Earth”, an annual performance festival which takes place in alternative spaces. Bernardo curated more than 50 events, amongst them: “Tronco” (Casa França Brasil, Rio, 2013), “First study: about love” (Luciana Caravello Gallery, Rio, 2014), “Anna Bella Geiger – CIRCA MMXIV: A Imaginação é um Ato de Liberdade” (Mendes Wood DM, SP, 2015) and “Encruzilhada” (Parque Lage, Rio, 2015).

Abaseh MirvaliAbaseh Mirvali

Guest at Networking Program for Art Professionals
With the support of Mecenazgo Cultural

Independent Project Producer & Curator based in Istanbul, Mexico City, and Berlin. She is the author of the concept & program development of the 2013 edition of The Biennial of the Americas where she served as CEO, Executive Director and Comisaria from 2011 to 2013. Between 2005 and 2008, at the invitation of Eugenio López Alonso, Ms. Mirvali was Executive Director of the Fundación/Colección Jumex. In 2011 and until 2013, invited by the arteBA Foundation, she curated the first international section of the Fair called U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedez-Benz. In 2012 and 2013 Ms. Mirvali assumed the role of Curatorial Programs and Special Projects Director for newly emerging Galeri Mana in Istanbul. In September 2013, Ms. Mirvali curated the first edition of LUPA initiative of Art Rio that exhibited site-specific projects and large-scale installations.
Since 2009 she has coordinated lectures at Art Basel in both Basel and Miami.

Cristina-RicuperoCristina Ricupero

Guest at Proargentina Networking Program for Art Professionals

Cristina Ricupero (Italian-Brazilian) is a Paris-based independent curator and art critic. She has curated exhibitions world-wide, and is known for her special interest in social issues and in constructing a story line through an exhibition with projects such as Fundamentalisms of the New Order (Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2002), and most recently Secret Societies (Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and CAPC de Bordeaux, 2011-2012). Some of her latest shows include Suspicious Minds at Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2013) – a prelude to The Crime Was Almost Perfect she curated at Witte de With (January-April, 2014). She also co-curated a group show together with Vanessa Müller for the Kunsthalle Vienna called “New Ways of Doing Nothing” (June –October, 2014).
In 2006, she was commissioned to cover the European section of the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. Cristina Ricupero has also been a frequent lecturer at different art academies in Europe and has contributed regularly to frieze magazine.

Alejandro-ArielAlejandro Enrique Ariel

Ponente del Prime Time de Open Forum

Argentina (1950). Is a professor, researcher and doctor in psychoanalysis, interested in the questioning on style and ethics of the creators act. He has taught in the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, in the Facultad de Psicología de Rosario and in the Post-graduate and Master program of te UNR. He was a director of the Centro de Investigación “El acto Creador”, associated with the Alliance Francais; he is president of the Fundación Estilos and Associate Founder of the Sociedad Argentina de Psicopatología. Among some of his publications we have Metropolis (miradas-escrituras); El estilo y el acto; La cura en Psicoanálisis.

Renata-SaleclRenata Salecl

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Eslovenia (1962). Renata Salecl is a slovene philosopher, sociologist and legal theorist. She is a senior researcher at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana, and holds a professorship at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has been a visiting professor at London School of Economics, lecturing on the topic of emotions and law. Every year she lectures at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York), on Psychoanalysis and Law. In 2012, furthermore, she was a visiting professor at King’s College London. She did more than 500 public lectures, keynote addresses and conference presentations including a TED Global talk, Glasgow, in June 2013. Her books have been translated into ten languages and she has a regular monthly column in the leading Slovenian newspaper Delo.

Pedro-ReyesPedro Reyes

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Mexico City, (1972), studied architecture but considers himself a sculptor, although his works integrate elements of theater, psychology and activism. His work takes on a great variety of forms, from penetrable sculptures (Capulas, 2002-08) to puppet productions (Baby Marx, 2008), (The Permanent Revolution, 2014). In 2008, Reyes initiated the ongoing Palas por Pistolas where 1,527 guns were collected in Mexico through a voluntary donation campaign to produce the same number of shovels to plant 1,527 trees. This led to Disarm (2012), where 6,700 destroyed weapons were transformed into a series of musical instruments. In 2011, Reyes initiated Sanatorium, a transient clinic that provides short unexpected treatments mixing art and psychology. Originally commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Sanatorium has been in operation at Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); The Power Plant, Toronto (2014); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (2015). Reyes lives and works in Mexico City.

Jaime-CeronJaime Cerón

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Bogotá, Colombia, (1967). He studied sculpture at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia where he continued his studies with a Master program in History and Theory of Art. He has worked in teaching, criticism, curatorship, theoretical research and cultural management, which he has developed continuously from 1994. He has taught art in several universities: Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Los Andes, Distrital, Javeriana and Nacional. Between 1997 and 2007 he was Manager of Fine Arts at the Instituto de Cultura de Bogotá; worked as an independent curator from 2007 to 2010 and served as Visual Arts Advisor to the Ministery of Culture from 2010 to 2014.
He is currently the curator of Fundación Misol para las Artes from where he integrates the curatorial team of Arco Colombia 2015.

Chantal-PontbriandChantal Pontbriand

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Montreal, Canada (1951). Chantal Pontbriand is a contemporary art curator and critic whose work is based on the exploration of questions of globalization and artistic heterogeneity. She has curated numerous international contemporary art events: exhibitions, international festivals and international conferences, mainly in photography, video, performance, dance and multimedia installation. She was a founder of PARACHUTE contemporary art magazine in 1975 and acted as publisher/editor until 2007, publishing 125 issues. After curating several major performance events and festivals, she co-founded the FIND (Festival International de Nouvelle Danse), in Montreal and was president and director from 1982 to 2003. She was appointed Head of Exhibition Research and Development at Tate Modern in London in 2010 and more recently founded PONTBRIAND W.O.R.K.S. [We_Others and Myself_Research_ Knowledge_Systems].
Most recent exhibitions : Mark Lewis Above and Below, Le Bal, Paris, 2015 PER/FORM : How To Do Things with[out] Words, CA2M, Madrid, 2014.

Emiliano-ValdesEmiliano Valdés

Guest at Networking Program for Art Professionals.

Guatemala (1980). Chief curator at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín. He was recently assóciate Curator at the 10th Bienal of Kwangju (South Korea) and Co-director of Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala). Formerly he was Curator and director of visual arts at the Centro Cultural de España in Guatemala, in which during 5 years he contributed to the transformation of the artistic guatemaltecan scene. He has worked in institutions such as Documenta (13)(Kassel); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid) and contemporary Magazines (Londres) among others. He has griten for ArtNexus, Arte al Día, FlashArt and other internacional publication, catalogs and books. His interest is in art as form of knowledge, the production of programs for the audience y the relationship between art, culture and natural environment.

Sonia BecceSonia Becce

President of the Selection Committee at Main Section and member of the Consulting Committee of Cabinet.

In 2014 she was part of the jury at the first edition of Misol Foundation´s Award for Arts, Bogotá, curator of the Sergio Bazan´s exhibition in Zavaleta LAB Gallery, Buenos Aires and participated in the 3rd. a curatorial intervention of “Alejandra Seeber: Cuadro por cuadro”, at Miau Miau Gallery, in Buenos Aires.
In 2013, she curated the exhibitions AES+F: The Liminal Space Trilogy and Eduardo Navarro: Estudio Jurídico Mercosur III at Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires. The same year, she was curator of the project Ensayo de situación II “Soy un pedazo de atmósfera”, at the River Plate football stadium in Buenos Aires, organized by Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. In 2012, she was member of the Curatorial Committee at ARCO`12´s Solo Projects in Madrid. Among other projects, she has been curator of “smART”, Freedom Tower, Miami Dade College, “Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Somewhere/Nowhere”, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, Mexico City, and MALBA-Colección Costantini, Buenos Aires; and Co-Curator the retrospective exhibition “Gillermo Kuitca” at the Centro de Arte Museo Reina Sofía, in Madrid and in MALBA-Colección Constantini, in Buenos Aires.
She has coordinated the first four editions of the Kuitca Grant for young artists.

Orly-BenzacarOrly Benzacar

Member of the Selection Committee at the Main Section 2015.

After studying biology, she joined the Ruth Benzacar Gallery (founded by her mother, in 1965) in late 1990.In the year 2000, on the sudden death of her mother, she took over as the gallery’s director. Since then, she has strengthened its already strong commitment to contemporary Argentine art by participating in international fairs such as ARCO, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Basel Suiza, MACO Mexico, and ArtBo, as well as, locally, in arteBA. For the past ten years, she has held the “Curriculum cero” competition, thereby spawning many of the careers of an entirely new generation of artists. Since 2009, Mora Bacal, her daughter, has also been with the gallery, thus renovating and carrying on this fertile history of female gallerists.

Eduardo BrandaoEduardo Brandão

Member of the Selection Committee at the Main Section 2015.

He studied photography at Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA, EUA. From 1991 through 2004, he worked as photo editor at the magazine department at the biggest circulating daily newspaper in Brazil, Folha de S.Paulo. From 1985 and onwards, Brandão has worked as professor of photography at the Fine Arts Department of the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) in São Paulo.
As an independent curator, Brandão was responsable for the curatorship of the “Iconógrafos” (1991), at MAM (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo); “Horizonte Reflexivo” (1998), Centro Cultural Light, São Paulo; “Sob Medida” (1999), Espaço Porto Seguro de Fotografia; “Imagética” (2003), MUMA (Museu Metropolitano de Arte de Curitiba); “Histórias de mapas, piratas e tesouros” (2010), Itaú Cultural, São Paulo; “Marcados Para…” – Claudia Andujar, Centro da Cultura Judaica, São Paulo (2011), among others.
Brandão has been the co-owner of Galeria Vermelho, in São Paulo since 2002 and currently holds a chair on the Board of Directors of MAM São Paulo.

Henrique FariaHenrique Faria

Member of the Selection Committee at the Main Section 2015.

Henrique Faria is the founder of Henrique Faria Fine Art, located in New York. Faria opened his gallery in 2001 specializing in Latin American geometric abstract artists such as Jesús Soto, Raúl Lozza, Gego, Mathias Goeritz, María Freire, Helio Oiticica, Omar Carreño and Alejandro Otero as well as contemporary mid-career artists such as Luis Roldán, Luis Molina Pantin, Eugenio Espinoza, Emilia Azcárate and José Gabriel Fernández. In 2007 the gallery expanded to include conceptual practices from Latin America, including works by Juan Downey, Claudio Perna, Nicolás García Uriburu, Diego Barbosa, Luis Benedit, Marta Minujín, Clemente Padín, Guillermo Deisler, Mirtha Dermisache and Horacio Zabala. As demand for Latin American art increases, the gallery has garnered the attention of international collectors, museums, and institutions.

Hans Michael HerzogHans Michael Herzog

Member of the Consulting Committee of Cabinet 2015.

Artistic Director and Chief Curator of the Daros Latinamerica Collection based in Zürich, Switzerland since the year 2000. He is Founding Director of Casa Daros in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Born in 1956, he studied art history, philosophy, and classical archaeology at the University of Bonn, and was awarded his PhD in 1984 with a focus on Venetian Proto-Renaissance Sculpture. From 1987 until 1989, Hans-Michael Herzog worked for the BayerischeStaatsgemäldesammlungen, München. Between 1989 and 1999 he was Curator of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld. Critical writer on art and architecture, Dr. Herzog has been responsible for numerous exhibitions and publications, largely on international contemporary art. He has also been a lecturer at various German universities.

Gabriel Pérez BarreiroGabriel Pérez Barreiro

Member of the Consulting Committee of Cabinet 2015.

Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro is Director of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. From
2002 – 2008 he was Curator of Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, The
University of Texas at Austin.
In 2007 he was Chief Curator of the 6th Mercosur Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He holds a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex, and an MA in Art History and Latin American Studies from the University of Aberdeen.
From 2000-2002 he was Director of Visual Arts at The Americas Society in New York. Prior to that he was Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator at the Casa de América in Madrid. From 1993 to 1998 he was Founding Curator of the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art. He has published and lectured widely on modern and contemporary art from Latin America.

Julieta GonzálezJulieta González

Curator of Dixit 2015.

Julieta González is Chief Curator and Interim Director at the Jumex Museum, Mexico City and Adjunct Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the MASP, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Previously she was Senior Curator at the Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, and Adjunct Curator at the Bronx Museum in New York. Between 2009 and 2012 she was Associate Curator of Latin American Art at Tate Modern. She was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museo Alejandro Otero (1999-2001) and Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas from 2001–2003. She was co-curator of the 2da Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan, Latinoamérica y el Caribe with Jens Hoffmann and and guest curator Beatriz Santiago, under the artistic direction of Adriano Pedrosa. Gonzalez has curated over 30 exhibitions including Juan Downey: A Communications Utopia (2013) and Jac Leirner: Functions of a Variable (2014) both at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Farsites at Insite San Diego/Tijuana (2005) (adjunct curator with curator Adriano Pedrosa); Etnografía modo de empleo at Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas (2003), among others.She holds an MA in Cultural Studies from Godlsmiths, London, and was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program (1997-1998), she studied architecture at the Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas and the École d’Architecture Paris-Villemin, in Paris.

Jacopo Crivelli ViscontiJacopo Crivelli Visconti

Curator of U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz 2015.

Freelance critic and curator. Born in Naples, he holds a degree in Humanities from the University of Naples and a PhD from the University of São Paulo, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism. His texts and essays appeared on several contemporary art, architecture and design magazines worldwide, in addition to exhibition catalogues and artists’ monographs.
As curator of the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo (2007-2009), he was responsible for the Brazilian Pavilion in the 52a Biennale di Venezia (Italy, 2007), and the Brazilian participation in the Cuenca Biennale (Equador, 2007 and 2009), Lulea Biennale (Sweden, 2007 and 2009) among other international exhibitions.

Javier-TellezJavier Tellez

Ponente del Prime Time de Open Forum

Venezuela (1969). Is a New York based artist. His work reflects a sustained interest in bringing peripheral communities and invisible situations to the fore of contemporary art addressing institutional dynamics, disabilities and mental illness as marginalizing conditions. Tellez’s projects have often involved working in collaboration with people diagnozed with mental illness to produce film installations that question the notions of the normal and the pathological. He has exhibited in major institutions worlwide and recently has solo exhibitions at the Kunsthaus Zurich, SMAK, Ghent, San Francisco Art Institute and REDCAT,Los Angeles. His work have been included also in exhibitions such as Documenta, Kassel, Whitney Biennale, Manifesta, Sydney Biennale and Venice Bienniale. Tellez is a 1999 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.

Pablo-Leon-de-la-BarraPablo León de la Barra

Guest at Proargentina Networking Program for Art Professionals

Pablo Leon de la Barra (Mexico/UK) was born in Mexico City in 1972, is the Guggenheim UBS MAP Latin America curator. In July 2014 he organized ‘Under the Same Sun. Art from Latin America Today’ at the Guggenheim Museum, New York which will travel in 2015 to Museo Jumex in Mexico City. León de la Barra has curated numerous exhibitions worldwide.
He was recently appointed director of Casa Franca Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.

Photograph by Kristopher McKay
© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Ferran-BarenblitFerran Barenblit

Guest at Proargentina Networking Program for Art Professionals

Buenos Aires (1968). Ferran Barenblit is the director of CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo de la Comunidad de Madrid. Since it´s opening in 2008, the space has held individual exhibitions from Jeremy Deller, Raqs Media Collective, Carlos Garaicoa, Teresa Margolles, Wilfredo Prieto y Gregor Schneider. Besides beholding the Collection CA2M of the Community of Madrid, the museum is also the depositary of the Colección ARCO.
Formerly he has worked at the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica and the Fundación Joan Miró, both in Barcelona, and at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York as an assistant of the director, Marcia Tucker. He has given seminars and conferences on curatorial practice in several museums and universities around the world. In 2008 he was co-curator of the Bienal Site Santa Fe, in New Mexico.
He also took part of the directive comitee of the IKT – International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art from 2011 to 2014 and at the present time of the Asociación de Directores de Arte Contemporáneo de España.

Sharon LernerSharon Lerner

Guest at Networking Program for Art Professionals
With the support of Mecenazgo Cultural

Lima (1979). Contemporary art curator of the Museo de Arte de Lima – MALI. In 2010 she received the 101 Curatorial Fellowship of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, parallely developing herself as a researcher for the Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco, EEUU. She is co-author of Corpus fragmentado: Acciones en Lima 1966-2000, in collaboration with Jorge Villacorta) in Arte no es vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960-2000 (Museo del Barrio, NY, 2008) and has edited the book Arte Contemporáneo. Colección Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI, 2013). At the moment she takes part of the curatorial team of the research project Memories Under Development, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego, California; Museo de arte de Lima – MALI and the Museo Rufino Tamayo de Mexico; she also integrates the curatorial team of the 3rd edition of the Encuentro de Medellín (MED15) and is an asesor in the CIFO comitee.

Jose-Alejandro-RestrepoJosé Alejandro Restrepo

Ponente del Prime Time de Open Forum

Bogotá, Colombia (1959). He studied at the Art School of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and at the École de Beaux Arts in Paris. Exhibitions of his work have been held in Colombia, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States since 1987. He recently took part in the group show Colombian Nocturnes – contemporary images at the Musée du Quai Branly (Paris, France). In 2013, he was awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas Luis Caballero.

Tania-RiveraTania Rivera

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Río de Janeiro, Brazil. Tania Rivera is an essayist, psychoanalist and a profesor at the art department in the Universidad Federal fluminense (UFF, Niterói, Río de Janeiro). She is a Doctor in Psychology by the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and acquired her Doctorate in Visual Language in the Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro. Author of the books: “Arte e Psicanálise” (2002), “Guimarães Rosa e a Psicanálise” (2005), “Cinema, Imagem e Psicanálise” (2008),” Hélio Oiticica e a Arquitetura do Sujeito” (2012) y “O Avesso do Imaginário. Arte Contemporânea e Psicanálise”, this last publication received the Jabuti prize in the category of Psychology and Psychoanalisis in 2013. She also directed, among others, “Ensaio sobre o sujeito na arte contemporânea” (2012).

Ramiro-Martinez-EstradaRamiro Martínez Estrada

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Texas, United States (1956). Ramiro Martinez is Executive Director of Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico since 2010, in which he has led a new project in the Museum’s history, beginning with its complete renovation designed by renowned Mexican architect Enrique Norten, completed in April 2015.
In terms of programming and acquisitions, its focus on the Museo Amparo has been promoting research and new design schemes of the permanent collection and coordinate a program of temporary exhibitions balancing pre -Columbian, colonial and contemporary art. His approach has also been directed at expanding the Mexican contemporary art Collection of the museum, the reorganization of the department of educational services and build alliances with civil society and academic institutions in Puebla.

Mason-KleinDr. Mason Klein

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

United States (1948). Dr. Mason Klein is a critic, art historian, and curator at The Jewish Museum, where he has organized numerous exhibitions, among them the museum’s centennial exhibition, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, Alias Man Ray, and The Radical Camera: The Photo League 1936-1951. His work at the museum has received numerous honors, including awards from International Association of Art Critics, the National Jewish Book Award, the New England Book Festival, the ForeWord Book of the Year, the San Francisco Book Festival, the Dedalus Foundation, and Choice Outstanding Academic Title. He has taught at various universities, among them Hunter College and Brooklyn College, and has contributed criticism to such publications as Artforum, Frieze, Arts Magazine, and World Art.

Dora-GarciaDora García

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Valladolid, Sapin (1965). She is an artist, occasional curator and writer, and teacher. She teaches currently in HEAD Genève, Switzerland, and in the Academy of Fine Art at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway. Since 2013 she is co-director with Mathilde Villeneuve and Alexandra Baudelot of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris. She has participated in Yokohama Triennale (2014), Bergen Triennale (2013), dOCUMENTA13 (2012), Biennale di Venezia, Spanish Pavilion (2011), Biennial de São Paulo (2010), the Biennale of Sydney (2008), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007), and Istanbul Biennial (2003). Her work has recently been shown in solo exhibitions at Fonderie Darling (Montreal, Canada) and at Instituto Torcuato di Tella (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in 2014; Centro José Guerrero (Granada, Spain), KUB Arena (Bregenz, Austria) and Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania) in 2013.
Since 2010 she has been publishing a series of books called Mad Marginal cahiers and she has directed as well a number of films, among them The Deviant Majority (2010) and The Joycean Society (2013).

Rosa-OlivaresRosa Olivares

Guest at Networking Program for Art Professionals.

Madrid (1955). Since 2000 she is editor and director of EXIT Imagen & Cultura, trimestral bilingual publication (english and spanish), dedicated to photography in contemporary art. In 2002 she started editing Exit BOOK, magazine on art books, visual culture and contemporary artistic publications. Since 2004 she edits a new publication, Exit EXPRESS, a monthly newspaper of information and debate on contemporary art that transformed in 2012 in the first free digital magazine of actual art.
As an independent curator she has organizad several exhibitions centered in the area of contemporary photography.
She has organized and participated diverse cicles, seminars and encounters on art; dictated conferences in universities and cultural institutions in Spain, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Brasil, Mexico, Colombia and Portugal. She has also Published her work for several books and exhibition catalogs in galleries and museums around the World.

Manuel SegadeManuel Segade

Curator of Solo Show 2015.

Manuel Segade has a BI in History of Art from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Since 1998 he works in fragments of a cultural history of the end of the XIXth Century, around the production of a somatic and sexualized subjectivity, about what he published the essay “Narciso Fin de Siglo” (Melusina, 2008).
In 2005 and 2006 he served as content coordinator for the Metrònom Fundació Rafael Tous d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona. From 2007 to 2009 he was a curator of the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela. In 2009 he resumed his freelance activity producing and curating projects for La Casa Encendida, ARCO, MUSAC, Centre d’Art La Panera or Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. He has been professor of different postgraduate programs on curating and is tutor in the École du Magasin de Grenoble.
He currently lives in Rotterdam, where he works as a researcher and independent curator.

Octavio Zaya-Octavio Zaya

Curator of Photobooth Citi 2015.

United States-based curator, writer and art publisher. He is Director/Executive Editor of Atlántica: Journal of Art
and Thought. Curator at Large of Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain. From 2005 to 2013 he was Curator at Large of MUSAC (Leon, Spain) and since 2010 is Guest Curator at CAAM. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Performa (New York), and is on the Editorial Board of Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (Duke University); a Contributing Editor of Flash Art, and a contributor to art-agenda/e-flux (New York), Art IT (Tokyo), Arte Al Dia (Miami) and El Pais (Madrid). He was a curator in Okwui Enwezor’s team at Documenta 11 (Kassel, 1998-2002). He was also a curator at the 1st and 2nd Johannesburg Biennials (1995 and 1997). He has curated more than 30 museum exhibitions worldwide ((including those at Guggenheim Museum, NY, 1996; Reina Sofia, Madrid, 1999 and 2000; Kunstforeningen, Copenhague, 1997 y 1998, etc.), and he has authored more than 20 books on young and contemporary artists, and contributed to numerous artists’ books and catalogues. In 2013 he was the curator of the Spanish Pavilion at the 55th Biennale di Venezia.

Mariano MayerMariano Mayer

Member of the Curatorial Team of Barrio Joven Chandon 2015.

Mariano Mayer is a poet, art critic and independent curator. Among his most recent exhibitions are Soy un libro que no he escrito ni he leído (Mite, Buenos Aires, 2014); Fisicismos, Project conducted alongside Manuela Moscoso (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, 2013); June Crespo: Reverso, Have a Window, Torino, Italy (2013), Visible, Móvil, vidente, (Párraga Center, Murcia, 2012-2013) and XXIII Circuitos (Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid, 2012). He has published, among others, the Justus books (Diputación de León e Instituto Leonés de Cultura, 2009); CAFÉ (Madrid, 2009) and Fanta (Corregidor, Buenos Aires, 2002). He recently has taught the workshops “Ejercicios de Estilo” (CA2M, Móstoles) and “Lenguajes trasladados. La gramática que el libro de artista inventa” (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Together with Cecilia Szalkowicz and Gastón Pérsico he edits the contemporary culture publication SCRIPT (Madrid – Buenos Aires).

Manuela MoscosoManuela Moscoso

Member of the Curatorial Team of Barrio Joven Chandon 2015.

Whether she is organizing exhibitions, starting up an independentspace, an online platform, or a residency program, Moscoso regards collaboration as an essential part of her practice. She recently setup the curating program Máquina de Escrever together with Amilcar Packer in São Paulo, co-curated Fisicismos (Di Tella University, Buenos Aires) and organized Quarter System (University of Navarra,Pamplona). Together with Sarah Demeuse she makes up Rivet, a curatingstudio that has turned their investigations into shows andpublications focused on notions such as generics, displacement, resonance and repetition, in New York, Victoria, Lebanon and Ghent. Rivet has published For All We Know(2014), designed by Archive Books, and the studio is preparing a monograph of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané. Moscoso was an adjunct curator for the 12th Cuenca Biennial (2014), and received a master’s degree fromthe Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Alejandra AguadoAlejandra Aguado

Member of the Curatorial Team of Young Curators Program 2015.

(Buenos Aires, 1976) is the co-director of Móvil and a curator of the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art. Since 2009 she has also been curator of the Sigman Collection, served as a juror for the Curriculum 0 awards (2008) and for arteBA’s Petrobras prize (2012), has contributed to the reviews Untitled and Flash Art, and published texts in Land, Art: A Cultural Ecology Handbook (RSA, London), Ana Gallardo. Obras 1999-2009 (Alberto Sendrós, Buenos Aires) and Jorge Macchi: Music Stands Still (SMAK, Ghent), among other books. She was a Curatorial Assistant at Tate, London (2006-9) and Communications coordinator at Malba-Costantini Foundation (2001-3). She has an advanced degree in Social Communications and a M.A. in Contemporary Art Curatoring (Royal College of Arts, London, 2005).

Alessio AntoniolliAlessio Antoniolli

Member of the Curatorial Team of Young Curators Program 2015.

Alessio Antoniolli is the Director of Gasworks, London, where he leads a programme of residencies, exhibitions and participation projects focusing on emerging UK and international artists. He curated the first exhibition UK exhibition by Song Dong, Lynette Yiadom Boakye, Renata Lucas and Tamar Guimaraes amongst others.
Alessio is also the Director of Triangle, a global network of artists and grass-roots organisations. He is involved in planning and fundraising for the Network, as well as working with new partners on developing projects such as residencies and workshops. In 2009 Alessio instigated the Knowledge and Skills Sharing Programme, an ongoing series of professional development and training opportunities for artists and arts coordinators within the Triangle Network.

Lucrecia PalaciosLucrecia Palacios

Member of the Curatorial Team at Isla de Ediciones.

Art critic and editor. She regularly collaborates with Página/12´s art supplement, Radar and Los Inrockuptibles magazine. She serves as editorial coordinator for Adriana Hidalgo Editora´s book collection on Argentine artists since 2008. She has edited books and catalogues for Vasari, Alberto Sendrós, and Ruth Benzacar galleries in Buenos Aires and the Ediciones Polígrafa´s Siglo XXI collection from Barcelona, among others. She studied Art History and Management at the Universidad del Salvador and won the Fundación Carolina grant to do a postgraduate diploma in Art and Cultural Criticism at Universidad de Girona, Spain. She has taken part in the Artists Program at Universidad Di Tella in 2014.

Into GuerreroInti Guerrero

Coordinator of the Prime Time at the Open Forum 2015.

Inti Guerrero (Bogota, 1983) is a curator based in Hong Kong. From November 2011 to November 2014 he was the Associate Artistic Director-Curator of TEOR/éTica, a space for art and thought founded in 1999 in San Jose, Costa Rica. He studied History & Theory of Art and Architecture, and General History in Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia and Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. He is a former fellow of De Appel’s Curatorial Programme, the Netherlands. He has curated exhibitions and symposia in Latin America, Europe and Asia. His writings have appeared in Afterall, Ramona, ArtNexus, Arteria, Manifesta Journal, Metropolis M, and Nero, among other publications and exhibition catalogues.

mecenazgo culturalThanks to the support from Mecenazgo Cultural we count on the presence of Jorge De La Garza, Paula Delgado, Carla Fernandez, Carolina Herrera, Sharon Lerner, Denilson Lopes Silva, Silas Marti, Abaseh Mirvali, Bernardo Mosqueira, Carlos Motta, Victor Manuel Rodriguez, Katya Tylevich, Emiliano Valdes and Elizabeth Vazquez.

proargentina-ponentes-logoThanks to the support from Mecenazgo Cultural we count on the presence of José Luis Blondet, Pablo León de la Barra, Ferrán Barenblit, Cristina Ricupero, Miguel López, Tanya Barson, Ramiro Martínez Estrada, José Roca, Sophie Goltz y Rodrigo Moura.

Curatorial text . 2015

Prime Time 2015

Fetishes: everything you ever wanted to know about psychoanalysis and never dared to ask artists, curators and critics.

Every year the Prime Time of arteBA gives carte blanche to a guest curator to conceptualize the programming of the auditorium during the fair.

In 2015 it will be in charge of Inti Guerrero (Colombia / Hong Kong), who proposed three days of debate, discussion and therapy sessions around thelegacies of psychoanalysis in contemporary art.

Different thinkers, artists, curators and critics will arrive to Buenos to talk about this culture of the present and the artistic production from various branches of the exciting psychoanalytic thinking.

Both psychoanalytical thought and psychological therapy –as well as psychiatric treatment— have had an effect on much of the art production and theorizing of the past and present century. Without a doubt both Freud and the ramifications of his contributions over generations and in different parts of the world opened up a fundamental field of inquiry into the gaze, representation and desire: essential focuses for producing images, focuses that have been, whether consciously or unconsciously, absorbed by artist, art historians, critics and curators.
In the genealogies of psychoanalysis, Argentina holds an important place. In theoretical thinking, the followers of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan make up a significant guild. And yet the ‘popularity’ of psychoanalysis, in this context, is even more evident in the sheer numbers related to therapy among the country’s middle class.
In 2009 the Wall Street Journal ran an article titled “Its GDP is Depressed but Argentina Leads World in Shrinks Per Capita”. However superficial the article was, it revealed a domestication of the concept of seeing a therapist, a concept which in many societies remains taboo, but in Argentina has come to be a part of the imaginary produced by the mass media, even to the point of banalizing its meaning. For arteBA 2015’s Prime Time, we have invited a mixed group of speakers, whose various forms of practice represent different ways of relating art, representation and psychoanalysis.
For three days the public will have the chance to observe current processes of artists and curators who, on the one hand, have been informed by psychoanalytical theories and, on the other hand, have sought to deal directly with the possibilities therapy presents.
Inti Guerrero

Prime Time . 2015

Thursday, June 4

6.30 pm
Panel I: “Possible Therapies”
Dora García (Artist, Spain), Pedro Reyes (Artist, Mexico), Tania Rivera (Psychoanalyst and essayist, Brazil). Replied by Alejandro Ariel (Psychoanalyst, Argentina).
Since the 60´s major dissident schools, formats and processes regarding the ways of dealing with psychological and psychoanalytic therapy and psychiatric treatment have emerged. Both past and present, there have been also artists interested in proposing and examining the possibilities of therapy, either to structure or dislocate the Self.

Friday, June 5

6.30 pm
Panel II: “The Otherness in collecting“
Jaime Ceron (Curator, Colombia), Mason Klein (Curator, USA), Ramiro Martínez Estrada (Curator, Mexico).
The acquisition of an object of desire, of a fetish such as a work of art, always implies the inherent need to take other´s people property. In this panel, participants will connect the presence of the Other in the practice of collecting. From the review of the life of a collector as Helen Rubinstein, founding figure of the way in which we understand collecting today, to the latent relationships between art and ethnographic collections.

Saturday, June 6

6:00 pm
Panel III: “The anxiety of the choice“
Renata Salecl (Philosopher, Slovenia) – Masterly Intervention.
Within today’s consumer society, every day we face with countless choices which make us feel anxiety, guilt and remorse, maybe due to the inadequacy of our wrong choices. For several years Renata Salecl, philosopher and an important figure in contemporary psychoanalytic thinking has wondered if individual choices may be distracting our attention from something bigger, from our power as social thinkers. A daring call to stop taking individual choices so seriously and to emphasize the choices we are doing collectively.

7.30 pm
Panel IV: “Leaderless“
Chantal Pontbriand (Curator, Canada/France), José Alejandro Restrepo (Artist/Colombia), Javier Téllez (Artist, Venezuela/USA).
The name of this table comes from the magazine Acéphale; Religion . Sociologie . Philosophie – La Conjuration Sacrée published by the French thinker Georges Bataille (1867-1962). Each participant will directly or indirectly explore how Bataille´s thinking has influenced their practice, both consciously and unconsciously.

Art Conversations . 2015

A series of talks between leading artists and renowned professionals from the local and international art scene.

Thursday, June 4

2.30 pm
Julieta Gonzalez with Antonio Caro, Paul Ramírez-Jonas, and Ana Gallardo.

Friday, June 5

2.30 pm
Javier Arroyuelo with Delia Cancela.

Presentations . 2015

Thursday, June 4

4 pm
Performative mapping: Art, sexual and gender dissidence. Three perspectives from the legal and cultural activism in Latin America. Moderated by Miguel A. López, with Elizabeth Vásquez, Victor Manuel Rodriguez and Carlos Motta.

Friday, June 5

4 pm
Nicolas Bourriaud (French writer, art critic and curator) presents his new book La exforma, in conversation with Graciela Speranza.

Saturday, June 6

2.30 pm
Art residencies and curatorial programs: Alessio Antoniolli (Gasworks), Melina Berkenwald (URRA), Jose Roca (FLORA) and Andrés Pasinovich (Marabunta). Moderated by Alejandra Aguado (MOVIL).

4 pm
“Act with uncertainty. Collecting performance”. With Beatrice Josse, Director of the 49 Nord 6 Est del FRAC Lorraine collection. Moderated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, Artistic Director at Malba.

Sunday, June 7

2.30 pm
Changing the south through a new contemporary art path: Strategies of four different projects with a common goal: Ana Gallardo (La Verdi), Alberto Sendrós (Prisma), Nahuel Ortiz Vidal (Barro) and Leopol Mones Cazon (Isla Flotante).
Moderator: Andrés Brun, President of the Consorcio de las Artes.

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