The 20 Most Influential Young Curators in Latin America
Artsy gathered together 20 individuals who are making an impact. These Latin American curators are amplifying the voices of local artists, engaging in cultural dialogue with other parts of the world, and often taking a revisionist approach—filtering the past through the present in order to shape the future.
In recent years, a spotlight has been trained on the art communities of Latin American countries, with the Western world increasingly looking south. Meanwhile, curators like Jochen Volz and Pablo León de la Barra are bringing greater global attention to the historical and contemporary practices of artists across Central and South America.
In a territory where borders are not as porous as they may seem, and where the power dynamics still hinge on the interest and approval of big art world centers, a new generation of Latin American curators has made strides in shedding light on artists from diverse regions. They have placed a curatorial lens over the fraught political histories and experimental cultures common to their countries.
- Marina Reyes Franco – La Ene
, Puerto Rico (short bio)
- Miguel A. López – Teorética, Costa Rica (short bio)
- Fernanda Lopes – Museu de Arte Moderna, Brazil (short bio)
- Júlia Rebouças – Minas Gerais, Brazil (short bio)
- Sandino Scheidegger – Despacio, Costa Rica (short bio)
- Beatriz Santiago Muñoz – Beta-Local, Puerto Rico (short bio)
- Alejandra Sarria Molano – Espacio Odeón, Colombia (short bio)
- Chris Sharp – Lulu, Mexico (short bio)
- Bernardo Mosqueira – Solar dos Abacaxis, Brazil (short bio)
- Bernardo José de Souza – Fundação Iberê Camargo, Brazil (short bio)
- Germano Dushá – Observatório, São Paulo (short bio)
- Natalia Valencia Arango – Mexico (short bio)
- Clarissa Diniz – Museu de Arte do Rio, Brazil (short bio)
- Ana Maria Maia – Brazil (short bio)
- Javier Villa – Museo de Arte Moderno de BA, Argentina (short bio)
- Florencia Portocarrero – Bisagra, Peru (short bio)
- Fernanda Brenner – Pivô, Brazil (short bio)
- Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio – Guayaba Press, Mexico (short bio)
- Emiliano Valdés – MAMM, Colombia (short bio)
- Stefan Benchoam & Jessica Kairé – NuMu, Guatemala (short bio)
The ranking was published on October 20, 2017 on Artsy and written by Silas Marti.