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María del Carmen Carrión

María del Carmen Carrión is an independent curator and art critic from Quito, who received an MA from the Curatorial Practice Program at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco, and taught at Universidad Católica in Quito. She is currently Director of Public Programs & Research at Independent Curators International in New York. She co-founded Constructo /, an international collective platform devoted to research and debate of art and visual culture. Since 2009, she has been a member of the curatorial college of ceroinspiración, an exhibition and residency space in Quito. Recent projects include: The Life of Objetcs, VOGT Gallery, New York (2011), Materia Prima, 8va Bienal de Mercosur, Porto Alegre (2011), Otros Fueros, collaboration with Tercerunquinto, EACC, Castelló (2011), Historias Fugaces, LABoral, Gijón (2011), and The Nature of Things at the Biennial of the Americas, chief curator Paola Santoscoy, Denver (2010). Former positions include: Associate Curator at New Langton Arts in San Francisco, and Research Coordinator for Museo de la Ciudad in Quito.

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Curatorial Assembly in New Orleans

Image: Participants of the Curatorial Forum at EXPO Chicago with Miranda Lash, September 12–15, 2017. Developed by ICI, the Curatorial Assembly in New Orleans will offer a small group of leading institutional curators, working in the American South, the opportunity to engage closely with their peers to explore pertinent issues relating to curating, programming, institutional […]

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“You Belong Here”: Tavares Strachan

Image: Tavares Strachan, You Belong Here. Blocked out neon. Prospect New Orleans, October 25, 2014-January 25, 2015. “You Belong Here”: Tavares Strachan in conversation with María del Carmen Carrión Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:30–8pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 FREE and open to the public During the recent biennial Prospect 3. Notes for […]

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María del Carmen Carrión’s Residency at Beta-Local

Image: Tony Cruz María del Carmen Carrión, ICI’s Director of Public Programs & Research, is heading to San Juan, Puerto Rico to take part in The Harbor, an international residency program run by Beta Local. María del Carmen will conduct studio visits, develop in-depth research of cultural practices of the island, and take part in […]

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Curator’s Perspective: María del Carmen Carrión

On Wednesday, March 10, María del Carmen Carrión opens this year’s itinerant public discussion series with a lecture hosted by NYU’s Department of Art and Art Professions, Visual Arts Administration M.A. Program. Each installment of The Curator’s Perspective features an international curator who distills current happenings in contemporary art, including the artists they are excited […]

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Interview with Eva Barois De Caevel

Eva Barois De Caevel, recipient of ICI’s 2014 Independent Vision Curatorial Award, joins in conversation with ICI’s María del Carmen Carrión (November 2014).

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