Ana Castella

Selection committee of Main Section

Ana Castella has 11 years of experience in commercial galleries in Mexico and Europe. She graduated from the University of the Arts in London – Central Saint Martins, with a degree in Art, Design and Environment. Her thesis investigated new models of art presentation in public space. In 2007, she joined German gallery Sprüth Magers at the opening of their outpost in London, where she worked for 7 years. Upon her return to Mexico, she worked at Kurimanzutto gallery as sales associate for two years and then at joségarcía, mx as director. In 2018, she organized the first edition of Condo in Mexico City, coordinating the hosting of 27 international galleries across 22 local galleries. Currently, she is Head of Development at Museo Tamayo.

Eduardo BrandãoEduardo Brandão

Selection committee of Main Section

Eduardo Brandão. 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.

Florencia Malbran

Selection committee of Main Section

Florencia Malbran is a curator of contemporary art; she has organized exhibitions in Argentina, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, and Paraguay. She has been in residence in France, Switzerland, and Spain, and was the Hilla Rebay International Fellow at the Guggenheim Museums in New York, Bilbao, and Venice. She has held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires and the Pinacoteca do Estado in São Paulo. In 2018, she was Visiting Professor at Leuphana Universität in Germany. In 2017, she was Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies at Brown University. She teaches at New York University in Buenos Aires, and has served on the faculties of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in New York City and Universidad de San Andrés.

Henrique Faria

Comité de selección de Sección Principal
Selection committee of Main Section

Henrique Faria is the founder of Henrique Faria, New York and Buenos Aires. Faria opened the gallery in 2001, specializing in Latin American geometric abstract artists such as Jesús Soto, Raúl Lozza, Gego, Mathias Goeritz and Alejandro Otero, as well as in contemporary mid-career artists as Luis Roldán, Emilia Azcárate and José Gabriel Fernández. In 2007, the gallery expanded to include Latin American conceptual practices, including work by Leandro Katz, Marta Minujín and Horacio Zabala, among others. As demand for Latin American art increases, the gallery has gathered the attention of international collectors, museums, and institutions. He lives and works in New York.

Julián Mizrahi

Selection committee of Main Section

Julián Mizrahi (Buenos Aires, 1978). He begin his career in 1997 in the Del Infinito gallery, founded by Estela Gismero. He studied economics at UBA and creativity at the Escuela Argentina de Creativos Publicitarios. In 2002, he gets his diploma as Art Director as well as he start drawing workshops with Daniel Fidanza. He specializes in creativity and lateral thinking in Human Integrity. He starts El Movimiento, an agency dedicated to guerrilla creativity and BTL (Below the Line). In 2003, the French network Publicis Groupe summoned him where he served as art director until 2008, winning several awards for creativity, strategy and innovation. In 2008, he returns to Del Infinito gallery and opens The Pool; first research and technology development unit within an art gallery. He works with The Human Interface Technology Laboratory of New Zealand. Make the first books in the world with Augmented Reality technology (2009). In 2013, he founded Beta, an experimental art gallery in Bogotá, Colombia. He was part of the Galaac board of directors and is an active contributor to Meridiano (Argentine Chamber of Contemporary Art Galleries). He worked with renowned artists like Enio Iommi, Raúl Lozza and Julio Le Parc among others. He is currently the director of the Del Infinito gallery. Focusing on the value and research of modern artists and promotion of contemporaries.

Agustín Díez Fischer

Selection and coordination of the Island of Editions.

Agustín Díez Fischer (1982) is the director of the Centro de Estudios Espigas del Instituto de Investigaciones sobre el Patrimonio Cultural [Espigas Study Center for the Institute of Reasearch on Cultural Heritage/Universidad Nacional de San Martín] and a representantive of the Fundación Espigas. He holds a degree on Internatinal Relations (Universidad Católica Argentina/UCA) and a degree in Arts (Universidad de Buenos Aires/UBA). In 2017, he earned his doctorate degree in History and Art Theory at the School of Philosophy and Literature (Universidad de Buenos Aires/UBA) where he works as a teaching assistant for the Latin American Art II Course. He was the curator –along with Ruth Estévez and Miguel Ángel López- of the exhibition The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rethoric in Times of War at REDCAT (Los Angeles, USA) as part of the Pacific Standard Time initiative with the support of the The Getty Foundation.

Carla Acevedo-Yates

Consulting committee of Cabinet

Carla Acevedo-Yates is a curator, researcher, and art critic based in Lansing, Michigan. She is Associated Curator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. She earned an M.A. in Curatorial Studies and Contemporary Art at CCS Bard College, where she received the Ramapo Curatorial Prize, and a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Cultures from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Recent projects include David Lamelas: Fiction of a Production, Michigan Stories: Mike Kelly & Jim Shaw (co-curator) and solo exhibitions by Claudia Peña Salinas, Duane Linklater and Scott Hocking. Now, she works in solo exhibitions by Johanna Unzueta and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, and in a retrospective of Tatiana Trouvé, together with Marc-Olivier Wahler.Her writing has appeared in Art Agenda, Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism, Artpulse, La Tempestad, Mousse, South as a State of Mind, and Sculpture. She is a recipient of a 2015 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant focused on the work of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez.

Sharon Lerner

Consulting committee of Cabinet

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.

Alejandra Aguado

Consulting committee of Utopia

Alejandra Aguado (Buenos Aires, 1976) is a curator based in Buenos Aires. Since 2014, she co-directs Móvil, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the curatorial production of individual projects by young Argentine artists. Between 2016 and 2017, she conceived and cured the program “Relieves. Experiencias artísticas en territorio”, an initiative of the Ministry of Culture of the Nation in collaboration with arteBA Foundation that developed artistic projects in dialogue with a variety of communities. From 2009 to the present, she works as curator of the Sigman Collection; between 2014 and 2015, she was curator of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires and previously, she was Assistant Curator at Tate, London. She has been a jury for awards such as Curriculum 0 (2008), arteBA-Petrobras (2012), arteBA Programa Jóvenes Curadores (2015), Beca de Viaje Colección Alec Oxenford (2016), among others, and has acted as jury of admission to the Program of Artists of Universidad Di Tella (2017 and 2018).

Carlos Herrera

Consulting committee of Utopia

Carlos Herrera was born in 1976 in the city of Rosario, Argentina. He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires. Between 2010 and 2011, he was part of Beca Kuitca UTDT. In 2011, he received the First Petrobras arteBA Award for his work “Autorretrato sobre mi muerte”. That same year he was part of the Argentine shipment at the Istanbul Biennial.  He is represented by Ruth Benzacar Art Gallery. Current Artistic Director of Munar Arte, in La Boca. Curator of numerous exhibitions and tutor of training programs for artists.

José Luis Blondet

Solo Show Curator

José Luis Blondet is curator of special projects at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) where he has organized exhibitions such as: Maria Nordman: FILM-ROOM Smoke, 1967- Present (2011); Compass for Surveyors (2013), Various Small Fires (Working Documents) (2015); Liz Glynn: The Myth of Singularity (2016), and co-curator of Una Historia Universal de la Infamia (2017), part of PST: LA/LA. Blondet curates and programs performance projects for LACMA with artists such as Emily Mast, Rachel Mason, Asher Hartman, Oscar Santillan, Juan José Gurrola, among others.
As independent curator he did several exhibitions: Nosografia [sic] Contemporánea (2016) for CAPC-Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France, and Chalk Circles (2017) for REDCAT in Los Angeles, with Ruth Estévez.
Nowadays, Blondet is one of the three curators of Site Santa Fe (Siteline 2018) in New Mexico.