July 6, 2011 - ARCOmadrid - Call for applications for Solo Projects: Focus Latin America
July 6, 2011

Call for applications for Solo Projects: Focus Latin America

Illy Prize to Solo Projects at ARCOmadrid 2011.
André Komatsu at Galeria Vermelho.

ARCOmadrid 2012 call for applications for SOLO PROJECTS: FOCUS LATIN AMERICA


ARCOmadrid, holding its 31st edition from 15–19 February 2012, will present again its

This year the section will work more than ever as a space showcasing the most recent Latin American creation. To do that we will count with the collaboration of a team of six curators: Cauê Alves (Brazil), Sonia Becce (Argentina), Patrick Charpenel (Mexico), Alexia Dumani (Costa Rica), Manuela Moscoso (Colombia) and José Ignacio Roca (Colombia) who will act as radars for the current Latin American art scene.

The selection of projects will be based on applications received from galleries to be presented before 30 September 2011. The team of curators, together with a member of the ARCOmadrid committee, will choose the most interesting proposals to be shown at ARCOmadrid 2012. The final selection will then be ratified by the fair’s Organising Committee in a meeting scheduled for 25 October.

Presence of Latin America art scene at ARCOmadrid will be reinforced next year by the Meeting between Institutions from Latin America and Europe directed by Agustín Pérez Rubio (director of MUSAC) and a director of a Latin-American institution, to be held on the opening day of the fair. The goal of this meeting is to forge bonds between curators and institution directors from Latin America and Europe. All the participants will visit the SOLO PROJECTS at ARCOmadrid 2012.

Online applications
Deadline for presenting applications: 30 September 2011
Final Selection: 25 October 2011

Cauê Alves Sao Paulo, 1977.
Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP). Alves is also one of the curators of 32º Panorama da Arte Brasileira do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2011) and associate curator of the 8ª Bienal do Mercosul (2011).

Sonia Becce Buenos Aires.
Independent curator. Coordinator of the grants programme for young artists directed by Guillermo Kuitca and co-director, together with Claudio Iglesias, of Premio Petrobras 2011, ArteBA, Buenos Aires. Among other projects she has been the curator of: smART, Freedom Tower, Miami Dade College, Miami (2010), Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Somewhere/Nowhere, MUAC (2010), México D.F. y Malba-Colección Costantini, Buenos Aires.

Patrick Charpenel Guadalajara, 1967.
He has done intensive work as a curator and collector highlighting the paradoxes and ambiguities of the contemporary world. He has curated an amount of exhibitions among which: Gabriel Orozco, Palacio de las Artes de México; Paseos/ Walks – Francis Alÿs Museo de Arte Moderno de México. Charpenel is a member of the Board of the Centre Pompidou-Latin America, Paris, France.

Alexia Dumani San José.
Independent curator in museums, Central America public and private collections and collaborator of Museo de Arte Costarricense, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, British Tobacco, Zürcher Arquitectos, or Fundación Ortiz-Gurdián de Nicaragua. Since 2009 Dumani is part of the board team of TEOR/éTica.

Manuela Moscoso Bogotá, 1978.
Independent curator and researcher. Master’s Degree in Curatorial Studies at Bard College (New York) and (BA) in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design (London). Among her recent exhibitions: Antes que todo, co-curated with Aimar Arriola at CA2M (2010, Madrid) and Even in the Quietest Moments at Vogt Gallery (2011, New York). Since the end of 2010, Moscoso and curator Sarah Demeuse created the curatorial office RIVET (New York).

José Ignacio Roca Barranquilla, 1962.
Artistic director of Philagrafika 2010, triennial contemporary graphic in Philadelphia, and curator of 8ª Bienal do Mercosul (2011). He was co-curator of the I Trienal Poli/gráfica (2004) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the 27 Bienal de São Paulo (2006) Brazil, the Medellin Meeting MDE07 (2007), and many exhibitions in Latin America, United States, Europe and Asia.

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