Juan A. Gaitán
Sunday, October 20, 2013
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
In 2014, Gaitán will curate the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. At this Curator’s Perspective, he will speak about his approach to the Biennale, his working process and plans for the exhibition, as well as some of the key ideas he has been investigating on the notions of modernity and citizenship. Gaitán will also report on his most recent travels to Southeast Asia––including the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand––where he visited artists as part of his research for the Biennale.
Juan A. Gaitán (Canada/Colombia, b. 1973) is a writer and curator, based in Mexico City and Berlin. He was curator at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (2009–10), and Adjunct Professor in the Curatorial Practice Program at California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2011–12). From 2006–08 he was on the Board of Directors of the Western Front Society, and worked as external curator at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver. Gaitán writes for several journals, including Afterall, The Exhibitionist, Fillip, and Mousse. He is member of the acquisitions committee at FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunquerke. He is the Curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2014.
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