Galleries Sections

Main Section

This section consists of established galleries chosen by an independent selection committee pursuant to review of their applications.

Selection Committee
Mercedes Casanegra (freelance curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Orly Benzacar (director of Ruth Benzacar gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Ignacio Liprandi (director of Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Eduardo Brandão (director of Vermelho gallery, São Paulo, Brazil)
Sabine Schmidt (director of PSM, Berlin, Germany)

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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.

Consulting Commitee
Mercedes Casanegra (freelance curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Inés Katzenstein (director of the Art Department at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Eugenio Valdés Figueroa (director and curator at the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation, Miami, United States)

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Dixit – 25th Anniversary Edition

At arteBA’s silver anniversary edition, over 900 square meters will be turned over to a team of curators who will organize an exhibition at the fair on “25 years of Argentine art.” This section will present works by outstanding Argentine artists for museums and private collections, through the artists’ galleries. The curatorial plan will also include a link between the visual arts and various works of literature, poetry, music, film and theater arts.

Curatorial Team*
Federico Baeza (curator and researcher, Argentina)
Lara Marmor (art historian and freelance curator, Argentina)
Sebastián Vidal Mackinson (curator and researcher, Argentina)

*Integrated by the winners of the three editions of the arteBA Young Curators Program.

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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
Jacopo Crivelli Visconti (critic and freelance curator, São Paulo, Brazil)

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Solo Show Zurich

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

CuraTor
Manuel Segade (director at Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo -CA2M- Madrid, España)

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Photobooth Citi

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

CuraTor
Patrick Charpenel (art curator, Mexico City)

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Barrio Joven Chandon

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

CuraTorial Team
Raúl Flores (artist and independent project producer, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Manuela Moscoso (curator at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City)

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Other Sections

Isla de Ediciones

A team of curators invites independent presses and publishing houses to make available for public sale individual volumes and collections that provide theoretical support and information on contemporary art. The section, sponsored by Fundación Proa, has its own auditorium, which hosts book and publishing projects presentations and debates about editing and publishing around the world.

Curatorial Team
Mariano Mayer (poet and freelance curator, Madrid, Spain)
Gastón Pérsico (artist and graphic designer, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Cecilia Szalkowicz (artist and graphic designer, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Space design
Federico Churba (Industrial designer, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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Open Forum

The Open Forum section, which is open to the public free of charge and with an independent entrance, is a venue where leading international figures in the art world come together to enrich debates on contemporary art.

Prime Time Open Forum Coordinator
Victoria Noorthoorn (director at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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Networking Program

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.

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

3+1 ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA / LISBON /
ALARCÓN CRIADO / SEVILLE /
ALEJANDRA VON HARTZ GALLERY / MIAMI /
ALEJANDRO FAGGIONI – ESTUDIO DE ARTE / BUENOS AIRES /
ARRÓNIZ ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / MEXICO CITY /
BARÓ GALERÍA / SAO PAULO /
BARRO ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / BUENOS AIRES /
BIG SUR / BUENOS AIRES /
BLAU PROJECTS / SAO PAULO /
BÚM / LA PLATA /
CARNE / BOGOTÁ /
CASA TRIÂNGULO / SAO PAULO /
CASAS RIEGNER / BOGOTA /
CENTRO DE EDICIÓN / BUENOS AIRES /
CHRISTOPHER GRIMES GALLERY / SANTA MONICA /
COSMOCOSA / BUENOS AIRES /
DEL INFINITO / BUENOS AIRES /
DEL PASEO / PUNTA DEL ESTE /
DIE ECKE | ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / SANTIAGO DE CHILE /
DIEGO OBLIGADO GALERÍA DE ARTE / ROSARIO /
DOCUMENT ART GALLERY / BUENOS AIRES /
E-FLUX JOURNAL / NEW YORK /
EL GRAN VIDRIO / CÓRDOBA /
EL MIRADOR ESPACIO / BUENOS AIRES /
ELLEN DE BRUIJNE PROJECTS / AMSTERDAM /
EMMA THOMAS / SAO PAULO /
ESTHER SCHIPPER / BERLIN /
GACHI PRIETO / BUENOS AIRES /
GALERÍA JACQUES MARTÍNEZ / BUENOS AIRES /
GALERÍA JUAN MARTÍN – GALERÍA QUETZALLI / MEXICO CITY / OAXACA /
GALERIA MARILIA RAZUK / SAO PAULO /
GALERÍA MOISÉS PÉREZ DE ALBÉNIZ / MADRID /
GALERÍA NORA FISCH / BUENOS AIRES /
GALERIA PLAN B / BERLIN /
GALERÍA RUBBERS INTERNACIONAL / BUENOS AIRES /
GALERIE MAX MAYER / DÜSSELDORF /
GALERIE SAMY ABRAHAM / PARIS /
GALERIJA GREGOR PODNAR / BERLIN /

HACHE / BUENOS AIRES /
HENRIQUE FARIA NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES / NEW YORK / BUENOS AIRES /
HILO GALERÍA / BUENOS AIRES /
IGNACIO LIPRANDI ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / BUENOS AIRES /
INSTITUTO DE VISIÓN / BOGOTA /
ISABEL ANINAT / SANTIAGO DE CHILE /
ISLA FLOTANTE / BUENOS AIRES /
JORGE MARA-LA RUCHE / BUENOS AIRES /
JOSÉGARCÍA ,MX / MEXICO CITY /
LA ARTE / SALTA /
MARIA CALCATERRA / BUENOS AIRES /
MCHG-MARÍA CASADO / BUENOS AIRES /
METRO PICTURES / NEW YORK /
MIAU MIAU / BUENOS AIRES /
MIRANDA BOSCH / BUENOS AIRES /
MIRTA DEMARE / ROTERDAM /
MITE / BUENOS AIRES /
MOR CHARPENTIER / PARIS /
MOTP / MAR DEL PLATA /
NO LUGAR – ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / QUITO /
NOMÍNIMO / GUAYAQUIL /
OTERO / BUENOS AIRES /
P420 / BOLONIA /
PALATINA / BUENOS AIRES /
PASTO / BUENOS AIRES /
PIEDRAS / BUENOS AIRES /
POLÍGRAFA OBRA GRÁFICA / BARCELONA /
PSM / BERLIN /
REVOLVER / LIMA /
RINCÓN PROJECTS / BOGOTA /
ROLDÁN MODERNO / BUENOS AIRES /
ROLF ART / BUENOS AIRES /
RUBY / BUENOS AIRES /
RUTH BENZACAR GALERÍA DE ARTE / BUENOS AIRES /
SAGRADA MERCANCÍA / SANTIAGO DE CHILE /
SINDICATO / SANTO DOMINGO /
SIX DI SEBASTIANO DELL’ARTE / MILAN /
SLYZMUD / BUENOS AIRES /
SPUTNIK / BUENOS AIRES /
SUR / MONTEVIDEO /
UV ESTUDIOS / BUENOS AIRES /
VAN EYCK / BUENOS AIRES /
VAN RIEL / BUENOS AIRES /
VASARI / BUENOS AIRES /
VERMELHO / SAO PAULO /
XS GALERÍA DE ARTE / SANTIAGO DE CHILE /
Y GALLERY / NEW YORK /

Victoria NoorthoornVictoria Noorthoorn

Coordinator of the Prime Time at the Open Forum 2016

Director of Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires since August 2013. Licensed in Art at Universidad de Buenos Aires and Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, New York, prior to her designation, Noorthoorn was the Project Coordinator of the International Program at MoMA, New York, Assistant curator at The Drawing Center in New York and Curator at Malba, Buenos Aires. As an independent curator, she was the General Curator at the biennials of Pontevedra (2006), Mercosul (2009) and Lyon (2011), among other international exhibitions.
She also curated the Ricardo Garabito´s retrospective exhibition (2007) and Marta Minujin (2010), and collaborated in the presentation of León Ferrari at the 52ª Bienal de Venecia (2007). In 2012 she was awarded Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and in 2014 she was selected to participate in the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a forum for museum directors leading transformation processes of their institutions.

Katharina-von-Ruckteschell-cKatharina von Ruckteschell-Katte

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Dr. Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte was born 1962 in Bonn, Germany. From 1963 to 1968, she lived with her family in New Delhi and from 1970 to 1974 in Bangkok. She holds a PhD from the University of Bonn majoring in comparative literature, art history and Germanic studies. She has been involved with Goethe-Institut since 1991 in various capacities in Moscow, Bangkok and Munich. From 2008 to 2013 she was the director of the Goethe-Institut South Africa in Johannesburg and director for sub-Saharan Africa, coordinating the Goethe-Institutes in the region. In November 2013 she took over the position as the regional director of the Goethe-Institutes in South America. She lives and works in Sao Paulo.

Mercedes CasanegraMercedes Casanegra

Member of the Selection Committee at Main Section
Member of the Consulting Committee of Cabinet

She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a degree in Art History at the University of Buenos Aires. Writer, researcher in Argentine and international art, curator, teacher.
President of the Argentine Association of Art Critics (2001-2006).
Preparing her doctoral thesis on the conceptual artist Víctor Grippo. Among her curatorial work are: the Argentine participation in the Venice Biennial, 2003; De la Vega (MALBA, 2003); Entre el silencio y la violencia (arteBA – Sotheby’s, New York, 2003 Buenos Aires, 2004); Eduardo Stupía (Works 1971-2006 ), Centro Cultural Recoleta, 2006; El ojo extendido, Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, Buenos Aires (2013), Polesello Joven, MALBA (2015). She has published, among other titles: Noé (1988), Jorge de la Vega (1991), Josefina Robirosa (1997), Colección de Arte de la Cancillería Argentina (2013).

Eduardo BrandãoEduardo Brandão

Member of the Selection Committee at Main Section

He studied photography at Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. From 1991 throught 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 responsible 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.

Orly BenzacarOrly Benzacar

Member of the Selection Committee at Main Section

Orly Benzacar was born in Buenos Aires in 1956. She graduate in Biological Sciences, and area in which she worked as a researcher until 1990. Thereafter, she became a co-director of the gallery founded by her mother, Ruth Benzacar, in 1965. 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 argentine contemporary art by participating in international fairs such as Art Basel Miami, Art Basel Basilea, MACO México, ArtBo Bogotá, ARCO Madrid as well as, locally, in arteBA. For ten years (2002-2012), she has held the “Curriculum cero” contest, an important spot for many artists of a new generation, now internationally established. In 2009, Mora Bacal, her daughter, join the gallery renewing and continuing this rich history of female gallerists.
Today, from the new gallery space in Villa Crespo, she is strongly committed with the challenges of celebrating the 50 years of the gallery, assuming the commitment to continue exceeding the limits.

Ignacio LiprandiIgnacio Liprandi

Member of the Selection Committee at Main Section

Ignacio Liprandi was born in Cordoba in 1969. Father of a daughter, he studied Business Administration at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA ) and Master in Political Sociology at Sciences Po.
He lives in Buenos Aires and is an art collector since 1997. He opened his own contemporary art gallery in 2009. Interested in promoting artists on the international circuit he developed a major program of participation in fairs and a dynamic contact with curators of the international scene.

Sabine SchmidtSabine Schmidt

Member of the Selection Committee at Main Section

Sabine Schmidt was born into a family founding and owning a German metal construction enterprise entitled after her grandfather Paul Schmidt’s business: PSM (Paul Schmidt Machineries). After studying Art History and Anthropology in 1993-2000 in Marburg, close to Frankfurt, she worked from 2000 till 2007 in several galleries in Berlin, such as Christian Nagel, Gerhardsen Gerner or Büro Friedrich, as well as the Museum ‘House of World Cultures’ in Berlin. After Sabine Schmidt ran the very successful project space KORRIDOR in her own apartment in Berlin, she founded her gallery PSM in 2008 in Berlin. The program of the gallery is highly contemporary and emerging quickly and stable. The artists represented by PSM have already after a few years been visible at the Venice Biennial, Performa in NY, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Centre Pompidou in Paris, or several national and international institutions as well as galleries worldwide.

Inés KatzensteinInés Katzenstein

Member of the Consulting Committee of Cabinet

Inés Katzenstein received a master of CCS Bard College (2001), where she studied thanks to a scholarship of Fundación Antorchas and Fondo Nacional de las Artes. She wrote extensively on contemporary art and she cured exhibitions like “Liliana Porter: Fotografía y ficción” (CC Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 2003), “David Lamelas, Extranjero, Foreigner, Ètranger, Aüslander” (Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico, 2005), and co-cured “Televisión, El Di Tella y un episodio en la vida de la TV” (Espacio Telefónica, 2010), among others. She was curator of the Argentine pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennial, where she presented the project “Guillermo Kuitca, si yo fuera el invierno mismo”. She was also co-curator of Zona Franca, Mercosur Biennial, 2007. From 2004 to 2008 she worked as curator at Malba-Fundación Costantini. Among other books, she edited “Listen, Here, Now! Argentine Art of the Sixties: Writings of the Avant-Garde “(New York, 2004) translated into Spanish and published by MoMA in conjunction with Fundación Espigas y Fundación Proa (2007).
She is currently Director of the Art Department at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and she is a member of the advisory board at the magazine Otra Parte and the advisory board at Malba-Fundación Costantini Museum.

Eugenio Valdes FigueroaEugenio Valdés Figueroa

Member of the Consulting Committee of Cabinet

Valdés Figueroa is an academic and a curator in the field of Latin American contemporary art. Prior to joining CIFO in 2015, he was Educational Director at Daros – Latinamerica in 2001; he served as the co-curator of the Havana Biennial from 1990 to 1997, and concurrently held positions as a contemporary African art researcher and curator of international contemporary art at the Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art in Havana, Cuba from 1990 to 1997. During the same period, he also collaborated as co-curator and lecturer for several international biennials including Dakar, Tirana, Istanbul, Johannesburg, and FotoFest Houston. Valdés Figueroa is also a frequent contributor to magazines, books, and catalogues on contemporary art and as an independent curator; he co-organized a number of exhibitions.

Jacopo Crivelli ViscontiJacopo Crivelli Visconti

Curator at U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz

Freelance critic and curator. Born in Naples, Italy, 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.
In the last two years he was curator of Sean Scully | 1974-2014 (Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015), Grado Cero (CA660, Santiago, Chile, 2015), Ir para volver – 12a Biennial of Cuenca (Ecuador, 2014) y Alimentário (Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014), among other international exhibitions. His texts and essays appeared on several contemporary art, architecture and design magazines worldwide, in addition to exhibition catalogues and artists’ monographs.

Manuel-Segade-gManuel Segade

Curator at Solo Show

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 MetrònomFundació Rafael Tousd’ArtContemporani 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 or Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo; the Pavillon Vendôme in France or TENT. He has been professor of different postgraduate programs on curating such as MACBA’s Independent Studies Programme (PEI) in Barcelona or The Centre for Curating the Archive at theMichaelis University in Cape Town; and is tutor in the École du Magasin de Grenoble.
In December 2015, he has been appointed director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Móstoles (Madrid, España).

Pablo-Lafuente-cPablo Lafuente

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Pablo Lafuente is a writer, curator and teacher who lives in São Paulo and Porto Seguro, where he is a visiting professor at UFSB. He was co -curator of the 31th São Paulo Biennial in 2014, and curator of ‘A Singular Form’ in Secession, Vienna, also in 2014. He worked as associate curator in Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) from 2008 to 2013, and as editor of the magazine Afterall from 2004 until 2014. He recently was co -author of the exhibition ‘Sans peau/No Skin’ in SBC Galerie, Montreal, along with Ines Doujak and Alessandro Marques. He has published, among others, Cultural Anthropophagy: 24th São Paulo Biennial 1998 (with Lisette Lagnado, 2015) and Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia? (With Marta Kuzma, 2013).

Osvaldo-Sanchez-cOsvaldo Sánchez

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Osvaldo Sánchez is a curator and art critic born in Havana who resides in México. He graduated in Art History from the University of Havana, he was a professor at Academia San Alejandro and Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana, from 1984 to 1989. He has been a visual arts columnist for the newspaper Reforma in Mexico City. (1994 and 1996) and director of Foro Internacional de Teoría sobre Arte Contemporáneo FITAC (1995-1996). He is co-founder of the Board of Contemporary Art. He has been Director of the Museum of Art Carrillo Gil (1997-2000) and later Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Rufino Tamayo. His essays and articles on Mexican and Latin American art have appeared in numerous catalogs and national and foreign publications. He attended the international program for museums managers at Museum of Modern Art in New York (1998). He has been a fellow of binational US-Mexico Trust (2000) and the American Foundation, as curator (2001-2002). He has given talks and lectures in institutions such as the Hirschorn Museum, the Guggenheim N.Y., Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, MOCA in Los Angeles, Duke University, Bard College for Curatorial Studies, Austin University and the University of California in San Diego; among others. In 2016 he received the Givers Award from Hispanic in Philanthropy.

Andras-Szanto-cAndrás Szántó

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

András Szántó, Ph.D. is writer, researcher and consultant in the fields of art, media, and philanthropy. Born in Budapest, he is the former director of the National Arts Journalism Program and the NEA Arts Journalism Institute at Columbia University. He is the regular moderator of the Art Basel Conversations series in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, and, since 2014, has overseen the annual Global Museum Leaders Colloquium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Alessio-Antoniolli-cAlessio Antoniolli

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Alessio Antoniolli is the Director of Gasworks, London; an organisation that supports emerging artists through studio provisions and through an international programme of research-led residencies, and exhibitions of newly commissioned work. These programmesare accompanied by events and participatory activities that further connect artists and their work with audiences.
Alessio is also the Director of Triangle Network, a global community of artists and grass-rootsorganisations. He is involved in planning and fundraising for the Network, as well as working with new partners on developing exchange projects such as residencies and workshops.

Javier-Villa-cJavier Villa

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Javier Villa (Buenos Aires, 1978) has a degree in Arts from the University of Buenos Aires. He participated in Appel Curatorial Programme 2010-2011, Amsterdam. Since 2013 is the curator of contemporary art at the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art. Since 2005 it is part of the group of artists Rosa Chancho. As an independent curator he curated several exhibitions in institutions in Argentina and abroad. He taught at the Di Tella University and wrote articles for the newspaper La Nación, Los Inrockuptibles and Otra Parte, among other publications.

Melanie-Bouteloup-cMélanie Bouteloup

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Mélanie Bouteloup is a co-founder and the current director of Bétonsalon – Centre d´art et de recherche. Over the last ten years, she has curated numerous projects in various forms that anchor research in society on process-based, collaborative and discursive levels, following different time spans, in cooperation with various local, national and international organizations. In 2012, Mélanie Bouteloup is associate curator with artistic director Okwui Enwezor of the Paris Triennale – an event organised on the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Communication/DGCA, the Centre National des Arts Plastiques and the Palais de Tokyo. In 2016, Mélanie Bouteloup is opening a second space led by Bétonsalon – Centre d´art et de recherche: Villa Vassilieff.

Patrick CharpenelPatrick Charpenel

Curator at Photobooth Citi

Patrick Charpenel (Guadalajara, Mexico, 1967) lives and works in Mexico City. Trained in philosophy, Charpenel has been intensely active as a curator and collector, emphasizing the paradoxes and ambiguities of the contemporary world. He has presented an important number of exhibitions in various forums in and beyond Mexico, such as: Gabriel Orozco (Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City); Paseos/Walks by the artist Francis Alÿs (Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Franz West (Museo Tamayo, Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City); Inter play (Moore Space, Miami). He has also published critical texts in specialized journals. His collection comprises a group of heterogeneous works, yet it follows certain lines of investigation: the phenomenon of telematics, the structure of the global economy, and the extension of artistic experience to the social environment.
For three years and up until 2015 he was the director of the Colección/Fundación JUMEX.

Federico BaezaFederico Baeza

Member of the Curatorial Team of Dixit – 25th anniversary

Born in 1978. He is a researcher and curator specializing in contemporary art. A graduate in Arts from the University of Buenos Aires, he earned a doctorate there in History and Theory of the Arts. He has received fellowships from CONICET, the UBA and the FNA [National Arts Fund, Argentina]. He received first prize in the arteBA 2014 Young Curators’ Program [JóvenesCuradores] and in the MACRO 2014 10th Anniversary Curators’ Competition. Some of his recent curating includes Soberanía del uso [Sovreignty of Use] (Fundación OSDE, Buenos Aires, 2014), Construcción de un museo (MACRO, Rosario, 2014), El fin del arte [The End/Purpose of Art] (arteBA, Buenos Aires, 2014) and Hacer con lo hecho [literally, Making with the Made] (MAMM, Cuenca, 2015). Currently he is director of University Extension, and an undergraduate and graduate professor in the Criticism of Arts at the National University of Arts. He is the coauthor of books, publishes articles in reviews and catalogs, and participates in talks and lectures in Argentina and abroad. He isan editor of theweeklyOtra Parte.

Lara MarmorLara Marmor


Member of the Curatorial Team of Dixit – 25th anniversary

Is a freelance curator. After receiving her degree in Arts at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, she entered the Program in Brazilian Culture at the Universidad de San Andrés /FUNCEB. She was a recipient of fellowships in Argentina and abroad. She worked as an assistant to the director at the Museo de Arte Moderno (Buenos Aires) and was in charge of the archive of interviews in the area of Visual Arts at the Centro de Documentación, Investigación y Publicaciones of the Recoleta Cultural Center, under the direction of Andrea Giunta. In 2014 her project Segundo piso por escalera [Second Story Walk-up] was chosen in the Curatorial Projects Competition of Fundación Proa, where it was exhibited. In 2013 she received First Prize in arteBA’s Young Curators Competition (Concurso Jóvenes Curadores). Among her recent exhibitions are: A Space for the Work That Didn’t Take Place [Un espacio para la obra que no tuvo lugar] (FNA, 2014); Doble Fondo by Eugenia Calvo (Haroldo Conti Cultural Center, 2014); Dobles [Doubles] by Leticia Obeid (Museo Caraffa, Córdoba; MACRO, Rosario; Museo Franklin Rawson, San Juan; Espacio La Cripta, Tucumán, 2013 – ‘14) and arteBA (BA, 2013). She is an undergraduate professor at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, where she is responsible for the seminar “Curating: Practice, Theory and History” in its Program for Artists. Through the National Arts Fund, she gives seminars through the country on current aesthetic practices, and workshops as a program within many of her curatorial projects. She writes on artists in Argentine and foreign publications and is a contributor to [the Argentine edition of] Inrockuptibles.

Sebastián Vidal MackinsonSebastián Vidal Mackinson

Member of the Curatorial Team of Dixit – 25th anniversary

Sebastián Vidal Mackinson is a curator and researcher of contemporary art. He has received the fellowships Profession Culture 2013 (Centre Pompidou, Paris) and Jumex – ICI (Mexico City). He recently won the arteBA Young Curators competition with his project Europa. Viaje, paisaje, cartografía[Europe: Voyage, Landscape, Cartography]. Among various group and solo exhibitions he has curated Hacer con lo hecho. Arte y vida cotidiana en la escena argentina contemporánea [Making with the Made: Art and Daily Life in the Contemporary Argentine Scene] (MMAM, Cuenca, Ecuador); Soberanía del Uso. Apropiaciones de lo cotidiano en la escena contemporánea [Sovereignty of Use: Appropriate of the Everyday in the Contemporary Scene] (Osde Foundation, 2014); Panteón de los Héroes. Historias, próceres y otros en el arte contemporáneo [Pantheon of Heroes: Histories, National Leaders and Others in Contemporary Art], Plausible/Ficcional[Plausible/Fictional], Document Art (2013), among others.

Diana-CampbellDiana Campbell Betancourt

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator based in Mumbai and working across South Asia since 2010. She is the Artistic Director of the Samdani Art Foundation in Bangladesh and the Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit, the largest non-commercial platform for South Asian art. In addition to running SAF’s exhibitions, education, and international exchange programs since 2012, she has been building the foundation’s collection ahead of opening an art centre and sculpture park in Sylhet, Bangladesh slated to open in 2018. Betancourt has collaborated with sculpture parks around the world contributing to new commissions of Indian art at institutions including Yorkshire Sculpture Park, deCordova Sculpture Park, and Wånas Konst. Betancourt is a Henry Moore Institute Fellow for 2015-2016.

Andres-Duprat-cAndrés Duprat

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Andrés Duprat is an architect, curator and film writer.
Between 1991 and 2002 he was Director del Museo de Bellas Artes in Bahía Blanca and, from its creation in 1995, of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in the same city. Between 2002 and 2004 he directed the cultural area and the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Buenos Aires.
Between 2005 and 2015 he served as Director of Visual Arts of the Ministry of Culture of the Nation. In 2015 he won the competition to lead the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, a position he holds today.
As curator of art he realized more than a hundred exhibitions in museums and art centers in Argentina, France, Cuba, United States, Chile, Mexico and Russia among others. He is the author of the screenplays for the films “El artista”, “El hombre de al lado”, “Querida voy a comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo”, “Living Stars” and “El ciudadano lustre”.

Manuela MoscosoManuela Moscoso

Member of the Curatorial team at Barrio Joven Chandon

Whether she is organizing exhibitions, or starting up an independent space or a residency program, Manuela understands collaboration to be an integral part of her practice. Since 2010 Manuela has been, together with with Sarah Demeuse, Rivet, a curatorial office that investigates destabilizing forms in the subject-object relation; their last project, “The Wilson Exercises,” explores the notion of exercise, materialized in Rogaland Kunstsenter (2014, Norway), Redcat (2014, USA) and FundacióMiró (2015, Spain). Rivet has published “Thinking about it” and they are preparing the first monographic expo of the artist Daniel SteegmanMangrané. She was recently adjunct curator for the 12th Cuenca Biennial “Ir para Volver” [Going in Order to Return] (2014, Ecuador) and has curated such exhibitions as “Martha Araujo: Para um corpopleno de vazios” [For a Body Full of Voids] (2015, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Brazil) “Hermano del Medio” [Medium Brother] together with Javier Villa (2015, Galería Mite, Argentina), “Yael Davids” (2013, Museo de Arte do Rio, Brazil). And currently, Manuela, Pablo Lafuente and Manuela Rivadeneira are developingAlabado Contemporáneo in theCasa del Alabado: Museo de Arte Precolombino (Ecuador). Manuela has a master’s degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies of Bard College and graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the Central Saint Martins School, in London. Manuela has been appointed as a curator at the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, where she has been working since August 2015.

Raúl FloresRaúl Flores

Member of the Curatorial team at Barrio Joven Chandon

Raúl Flores (Córdoba [Argentina] in 1965). He studied at the Provincial School of Fine Arts of Córdoba. In 1997/1998 he was awarded a scholarship to take part in the advanced program for young artists directed by Guillermo Kuitca. He briefly took up photography in the 90s. In 2001 he moved to Barcelona, where he founded, together with Paula Galli, the gallery Doque Arte Contemporáneo. In 2007 he returned to Argentina and published the art review Canecalón, together with Nushi Muntaabsky.
From then on, he became actively involved in teaching, in 2010 creating, alongside Piero Sogno, “Yungas Arte Contemporáneo,” a training and production venue for artists of the younger generations, developing a first section in San Miguel de Tucumán that later was taken up in Mendoza, Corrientes and Córdoba.
As an artist he has had various solo exhibitions in Argentina and abroad, in museums, cultural centers, galleries and international art fairs.

Cecilia SzalkowiczCecilia Szalkowicz

Member of the Curatorial team at Isla de Ediciones

Cecilia Szalkowicz (Buenos Aires, 1972) is an artist, graphic designer and an amateur dj. A graduate from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Szalkowicz participated in the Advanced Program for Young Artists directed by Guillermo Kuitca between 2003 and 2005. She was also part of the collective Suscripción.
In 2007 Szalkowicz received the CIFO–Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grant (Miami) for her project Copy-Paste: Random Wishes, together with Gastón Pérsico. In 2009 they realized Copy-Paste: AutoZine, second project of the series at the Second Triennial Poli/Gráfica of San Juan: Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2006, they publish Script with Mariano Mayer, a free periodical distributed in Madrid and Buenos Aires.
Between 2009 and 2011 she taught at the Artists Program at the Torcuato Di Tella University. As an artist she has had various exhibitions in Argentina and abroad. In 2014, Szalkowicz participated in the 12º Cuenca Biennial.

Gastón PersicoGastón Pérsico

Member of the Curatorial team at Isla de Ediciones

Gastón Pérsico (Buenos Aires, 1972) is an artist, graphic designer and an amateur dj. He was awarded a scholarship to take part in the Program for Visual Artists Rojas UBA/Kuitca 2003-2005 and he took part of the 2010 Program at the Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas CIA. He was part of the collective Suscripción (1999-2005).
In 2006, he was awarded the Second Prize arteBA-Petrobras for Heavy Mental Records, a project that fuses contemporary philosophy with heavy metal. In 2007, he was awarded the CIFO–Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grant (Miami), for the project Copy-Paste: Random Wishes, with Cecilia Szalkowicz. In 2009 they realized Copy-Paste: AutoZine, second project for the series at the Second Triennial Poli/Gráfica of San Juan: Latin America and the Caribbean.
He published Humo [Smoke] in 2011. Since 2006, he publishes together with Cecilia Szalkowicz and Mariano Mayer the free periodical Script.

Mariano MayerMariano Mayer

Member of the Curatorial team at Isla de Ediciones

Mariano Mayer (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971) is a poet and independent curator. Since 2002 he lives in Madrid. Among his latest projects as curator: Soy un libro que no he escrito ni he leído. Capítulo II (The Goma, Madrid, 2015); Omnidireccional (Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, 2015); Barrio Joven 2015, together with Manuela Moscoso (arteBA, Buenos Aires, 2015); Soy un libroque no he escrito ni he leído. Capítulo I (Mite, Buenos Aires 2014); Fisicismos, project organized together with Manuela Moscoso (Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, 2013); June Crespo: Reverso (Have a Window, Torino, Italy, 2013); Visible, Móvil, vidente (Párraga Center, Murcia, Spain, 2012–2013); XXIII Circuitos de Artes Plásticas (Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid, 2012); Cerrado, no oscuro (Blanca Soto Gallery, Madrid, 2011); Encabalgamientos (Alberto Sendrós Gallery, arteBA 2011, Buenos Aires) or Plano, peso, punto y medida (Torcuato Di Tella, University Buenos Aires, 2011).
Mayer has published the following books, among others: Justus (Diputación de León e Instituto Leonés de Cultura, 2009); CAFÉ (Madrid, 2009); We are ugly but we have the music, with Iván Mezcua (Madrid, 2005) o Fanta (Corregidor, Buenos Aires, 2002). He collaborates with different publications such as NEO2 Magazine and El Estado Mental, and institutions such as CA2M and ARCOmadrid. He was awarded the First International Prize of Poetry Antonio González de Lama 2007 for his book Justus (León, Spain) and the First Prize in Literature, Octubre Foundation 2001 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), for his book Fanta. Mayer has been appointed as Curator of the Artists’ Program 2016, Torcuato Di Tella University. He is now preparing an anthology of texts of the Fluxus Movement (Caja Negra, Buenos Aires) and a book of essays (Consonni, Bilbao, Spain). Since 2007 together with Cecilia Szalkowicz and Gastón Pérsico he is the editor of SCRIPT, a publication on contemporary culture (Madrid – Buenos Aires).

Marina-Fokidis-cMarina Fokidis

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

Marina Fokidis is the head of the Artistic Office Athens for documenta 14. She is the founding and artistic director of Kunsthalle Athena, and the founding director of South as a State of Mind. She was a curator of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale for Contemporary Art (2011) and the curator of the Greek Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale (2003).

Jose-Luis-Blondet-cJosé Luis Blondet

Speaker at Prime Time Open Forum

José Luis Blondet is curator of special projects at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), where he organizes exhibitions wich includes the most recently “Various Small Fires (Working Documents)”, 2016. Currently he is one of the curators of LACMA participating in the Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/ LA (Los Angeles/ Latin America), in 2017.

Prime Time . 2016

Prime Time 2016

The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time
How to revitalize art scenes past, present, and future

Coordinated by Victoria Noorthoorn (Director at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires).

One of the great challenges set for us by works of art is the passage of time. From a constantly moving present, art encourages us to reflect on its genesis and history, its current importance and future relevance. Artists, collectors, and gallery owners, historians and directors of art institutions, critics and theorists, all deal in the inexorability of the passing of time and its pulverizing mechanics.

For this series of roundtable discussions celebrating twenty-five years of arteBA, we have called on various professionals in the arts who have, throughout their practices and careers, chosen to take up this challenge from independent, entirely personal and daring viewpoints. These are professionals and creators who have taken a stand against the status quo and made a steadfast commitment to personal utopias. Theirs is an attempt to bring to light what impassions us most: the individual work, the plurality of its meanings, its invitation to reflect on the coordinates of the world around us and the present time.

Thursday, May 19 – 6 pm

To Construct the Past is to Debate the Present.
The art of the past was once an art of the present and, before it came into existence, it was an art of the future: pure imagination or images of the mind. Every artist has planted in their work a vision of their world, of their here-and-now, and a vision for the future. This work was once embedded in a context that has now vanished into thin air, while yet containing distinctive clues for its retelling that help us piece together a sense of period. Historical museums nowadays debate how best to present the arts of the past, how to bring the codes of other times closer to our own here-and-now. The bravest curators get their hands dirty, hunt down unique stories, stick their necks out to debate the foundations of the more conventional art histories. Many times, this is a struggle against the fetishizing of the artwork. How can we keep alive the utopias of the great works of art, their concerns, their desires, their ideas—and their voids too, their soulsickness? How can the museum become a platform to rescue the debates in which the work participated and took on meaning?

Speakers:
José Luis Blondet, Curator of Special Initiatives, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
Andrés Duprat, Director, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires.
Pablo Lafuente, Independent curator and writer, and co-founder of Alabado Contemporáneo, a project that intends to activate relationships between contemporary art and the collection of the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado, Quito.
Marcelo E. Pacheco, Independent curator and art historian, and Collections Advisor, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires.

Friday, May 20 – 6 pm

To Grasp the Present is to Liberate Art.
The present does not exist; it is merely the name we give to the moment when the future becomes the past. And yet the art of the present is always richer and more varied than the art we preserve or can imagine. It is art in a state of flux, defying the future and trying not to topple into the catacombs of the past. How can we prevent what we create today from becoming trapped in airtight categories, from being stereotyped by fads or canons, or simply from being forgotten? This is art’s struggle with the great history of art, or with the many histories of art. How can we stage the dynamics of the present? How can we share with society the cauldron of ideas, dreams, and works being projected today by thousands of artists alone or collectively in response to their present, in their battle with the future they imagine is in store? We invite art professionals to share with us some of the battles they have dared to fight through the institutions they operate in.

Speakers:
Alessio Antonioli, Director, Gasworks, London.
Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation & Chief Curator, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka.
Marina Fokidis, Founding Director, Kunsthalle Athena & Head of Artistic Office in Athens, documenta 14, Athens.
Javier Villa, Senior Curator, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires.

Saturday, May 21 – 6 Pm

To Imagine the Future is to Change the World.
Faced with a conventional future erected on established formulas, few dare to radically rethink the operating systems of the present in order to create futures tailored precisely to their imaginations. In art, though many of us professionals operate on a basis of optimism and blind faith in the relevance of culture in the lives of today’s women and men, those who really turn things around, who really stick their necks out for new models of thought, are few in number. Our invitation goes out to a few of those professionals who are daring to change the world.

Speakers:
Mélanie Bouteloup, Founder and Artistic Director of Bétonsalon /Centre d´art et de recherche and of Villa Vassilieff, Paris.
Osvaldo Sánchez Crespo, Founder and Artistic Director of Insite/Casa Gallina, Mexico City.
András Szántó, Author, Strategy Consultant, and Moderator of the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte, Director, Goethe Institut Sao Paulo, and organizer of the international conference The Museal Episode (Brazil, Bolivia and countries tbc).

Presentations . 2016

Thursday, May 19 – 4 pm. Art Conversation. The artist Tomás Saraceno converses with Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, curator of the 6th edition of U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz.

Friday, May 20 – 4 pm. CPR South America: 10 international visions about the scenes of Bogotá, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires. With Chris Sharp (USA), Fatos Ustek (Turkey), Gean Moreno (USA), iLiana Fokianaki (Greece), Jepkorir Rose Kiptum (Kenya), Karina Kottová (Czech Republic), Melanie Roumiguière (Germany), Nikita Yingqian Cai (China), Pablo José Ramírez de León (Guatemala) and Robert Leckie (United Kingdom) share their experience and the highlights of the CPR South America Program tour, in five agile and distended presentations. CPR hosts in Buenos Aires: Jorgelina Dacil Infer and Marina Reyes Franco. CPR Director: Carmen Ferreyra.

Saturday, May 21 – 4 pm. Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta, curators of the exhibition Radical Women, will be in conversation with artists Paz Errázuriz and Marie Orensanz. This exhibition will open at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in September 2017 under the umbrella of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, and focuses on Latin American, Latina and Chicana artists who developed their work around the body and its aesthetic and political emancipation. The conversation will address the exhibition from the perspective of the creative experiences of the two artists, considering terms such as women, art, feminism, representation, emancipation, and resistance.

Sunday, May 22 – 4 pm. CPR Film Festival. Closer to the Border. Curated by Tainá Azeredo (Brazil). Tainá participated in October 2015 in the first edition of Curatorial Program for Research – Eastern Europe: Finland and Estonia, and was invited to prepare this film, especially for the 25th anniversary edition of arteBA. The experience of the trip, crossing borders, countless invisible lines defining one side or the other. A selection of 6 films that address issues about the limit in this border in in which structures, language, values, policies, stories, desires and traumas are defined. Multiple views of relations between the lines of limitations of spaces and subjects, between scientific thought and mythic, history and dreams. Artists: Jaan Toomik (Estonia); Axel Straschnoy (Finland / Argentina); Regina Parra (Brazil); Marge Monko (Estonia); Långström Minna (Finland). CPR Development Director: Jorgelina Dacil Infer (moderator). CPR Director: Carmen Ferreyra. With the support of Fundación Iberoamericana de Finlandia.

Sunday, May 22 – 5 pm. CPR Film Festival. Closer to the Border. Curated by Tainá Azeredo (Brazil). First screening.

Sunday, May 22 – 6.30 pm. CPR Film Festival. Closer to the Border. Curated by Tainá Azeredo (Brazil). Second screening.

Press releases of arteBA Foundation + downloadable updates of the fair arteBA . 2016 . 25! + arteBA Focus / Distrito de las Artes

Press releases of arteBA Focus / Distrito de las Artes

• Layout arteBA Focus. Packaging as Architecture | 10.24.2016 | Download PDF
• Curatorial Text. On the New Edition of arteBA Focus / Distrito de las Artes | 10.21.2016 | Download PDF
• Participating artists and galleries at arteBA Focus / Distrito de las Artes | 10.18.2016 | Download PDF
• Press release of arteBA Focus / Distrito de las Artes | 10.04.2016 | Download PDF
• Participating galleries at arteBA Focus / Distrito de las Artes | 10.04.2016 | Download PDF

Press releases of arteBA . 2016 . 25!

• arteBA 2016 final report | arteBA . 2016 . 25! | 05.22.2016 | Download PDF
• arteBA celebrates its 25th anniversary . arteBA . 2016 . 25! | 05.03.2016 | Download PDF
• Participating Galleries arteBA . 2016 . 25! | 04.12.2016 | Download PDF
• Main Section, Special Projects and Cabinets arteBA . 2016 . 25! | 02.05.2016 | Download PDF
• Sections, curators and committees arteBA . 2016 . 25! | 12.09.2015 | Download PDF
• Barrio Joven chosen galleries for arteBA . 2016 . 25! | 12.04.2015 | Download PDF
• arteBA 2015 final report | 06.30.2015 | Download PDF


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