Born in Spain, Chus Martínez has a background in philosophy and art history. Currently she is the Head of the Institute of Art of the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, Switzerland. Before she was the Chief Curator at El Museo del Barrio, New York, and dOCUMENTA (13) Head of Department and Member of Core Agent Group. Previously she was Chief Curator at MACBA, Barcelona (200811), Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein (200508), and Artistic Director of Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (200205). For the 51st Biennale di Venezia (2005), Martínez curated the National Pavilion of Cyprus, and in 2008 she served as a Curatorial Advisor for the Carnegie International and in 2010 for the 29th Bienal de São Paulo. During her tenure as Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein she curated solo exhibitions of Wilhelm Sasnal among others; and a series of group exhibitions including Pensée Sauvage and The Great Game To Come. She was also the founder of the Deutsche Börse Residency Program for international artists, art writers, and curators. While at MACBA Martínez curated the Thomas Bayrle retrospective, an Otolith Group monographic show, and an exhibition devoted to television, Are you ready for TV? In 2008, Martínez was the curator of the Deimantas Narkevicius retrospective exhibition, The Unanimous Life, at the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, which traveled to major European museums. Martínez lectures and writes regularly including numerous catalogue texts and critical essays, and is a regular contributor to Artforum among other international art journals.
Chus Martínez Saturday, February 15, 2014 34:30pm LAXART 2640 South La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 Chus Martínez (Head of the Institute of Art at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel) speaks at LAXART in the touring Curators Perspectivea free, itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for international curators […]read more »
OPENfuture: Spinning Marinetti’s Wheels, SFMOMA, October 17, 2009 Curatorial Roundtable at e-flux Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:308:30pm e-flux 311 East Broadway, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10003 This roundtable discussion brings together four of the international faculty of the Fall 2012 Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making: Anthony Huberman (The Artist’s Institute, New York), Chus Martínez […]read more »
Maurizio Cattelan, Novecento, 1997. Taxidermied horse, leather saddle, rope, and pulley, 201.2 x 271.3 x 68.6 cm. © Maurizio Cattelan. Photo: Paolo Pellion di Persano, courtesy the artist Co-organized by Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, and curator of Maurizio Cattelan: All, and Kate Fowle, Executive Director, Independent Curators International (ICI). Curators from around […]read more »