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Supporting curators and curatorial research

Posted on March 2, 2015

Pablo León de la Barra: Report from Central America presentation at the ICI Curatorial Hub on March 4, 2014.

Rosina Cazali Curator’s Perspective: Rosina Cazali at the New Museum on March 17, 2012.

Since 2009, ICI’s public programs and research initiatives have raised public awareness of the curatorial role and encouraged meaningful exchange in the field. Many programs have overlapped in their scope, allowing for sustained attention to be paid to specific areas of research from various perspectives. For example, in 2012 Rosina Cazali presented on her practice and the Guatemalan art scene, as part of the Curator’s Perspective talk series in New York. Her presentation introduced many to the art practice and curatorial developments in her country, and led ICI to connect with one of the most active art spaces there: Proyectos Ultravioleta.

Cazali’s talk also served as a basis from which to understand further research into the Guatemalan art scene, including that of Pablo León de la Barra, who in 2013-14 was the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator for Latin America. Before conducting research into the region for the Guggenheim, de la Barra spent time in Central America as the first recipient of the ICI/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. He reported on his research, including the impact the thriving Guatemalan scene had on him, at a public talk in the ICI Curatorial Hub in 2014.


2013 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean recipient Remco de Blaaij image from his research trip to Guatemala. | Pablo José Ramirez: To Think the Impossible in the ICI Curatorial Hub on September 4, 2014. | Federico Herrero exhibition, NuMu, Guatemala City, July 2014. | Photo Credit: Remco de Blaaij.

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