Errant Geographies - Curated by Dan Cameron and Jesus Fuenmayor
Dan Cameron and Jesus Fuenmayor will curate the 2017 Pinta Projects edition. They are proposing a dialogue between Latino and Latin American artists. It is a question of confronting the truths and fictions that exist in the widespread use of these geopolitical categories with the work of artists, regardless of their place of residence, generational belonging, gender or nationality.
What the curators are expecting is that the artists' works show their different ways of dealing with their contexts and their cultural backgrounds. In this way they will bring a discussion about the pertinence or not of the application of these categories to differentiate their works.
Dan Cameron is a New York-based independent curator, art writer, and educator. He was Curator of the 2016 Bienal de Cuenca in Ecuador, which closed February 2017, and featured 47 artists from 20 countries. He is known for being the founder of Prospect New Orleans, an organization he ran from 2006-2011 — a period when he was also Director of Visual Arts for New Orleans’ Contemporary Arts Center (CAC). Cameron was Chief Curator at Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, CA from 2012 to 2015, and Senior Curator at The New Museum in New York from 1995 to 2006. As an independent curator, he served as Artistic Director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial in 2003 and Co-Curator of the 10th Taipei Biennial in 2006. Cameron is currently guest curator for the Palm Springs Museum of Art, California, where he is preparing an exhibition on Latin American kinetic art of the 1950s and 1960s. As a writer, he has hundreds of publications to his credit, has lectured at museums and art events around the world, and taught on the MFA faculties of Columbia University, NYU, School of Visual Arts, and as guest faculty at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; and California State University, Fullerton.
Jesús Fuenmayor is a USA based curator with more than twenty-five years of experience in the field. In 2015 he curated the exhibition Eugenio Espinoza: Unruly Supports at the Pérez Art Museum in Miami, as well as Gego: Autobiography of a Line at the Dominique Lévy Gallery in New York. From 2012–2015 he was Director and Curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CiFO) in Miami. Prior to that, from 2004–2011, he served as director of the Fundación Periférico Caracas, also curating exhibitions on contemporary artists including Antoni Muntadas, Meyer Vaisman, Arocha + Schraenen, Jorge Pedro Núñez, Montserrat Soto, Jaime Gili, and Danilo Dueñas. He has organized curatorial workshops and seminars and published extensively in international art magazines as well as museum catalogues and anthologies of contemporary art.
Since 2015 has been a member of the Advisory Committee and consultant curator of the exhibition "Kinaesthesia: Latin American and Kinetic Art, 1954-1969" sponsored by the Getty Foundation Initiative Pacific Standard Time II that will open at the Palm Springs Museum of Art in September of next year. In 2016 he was part of the jury of the Faena Prize for the Arts 2016-2017. He is currently preparing the first historical anthology of the German artist Lothar Baumgarten to be published in 2018.
In February 2017 the exhibition "Cayetano Ferrer. Topos " was inaugurated at the Faena Center for the Arts in Buenos Aires, curated by Fuenmayor.
Between 1992 and 1995, Fuenmayor was an advisor to the Jacobo Borges Museum. In 1998 he was co-curator of the Barro de América Biennial held simultaneously in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, the Alejandro Otero Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in Caracas. He has been a consultant in the formation of private collections dedicated to contemporary art.
Between 2000 and 2004 he worked as a professor at the School of Design of the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad José María Vargas (UJMV).
He has been a member of the editorial board of the Mexican magazine Polyester (1992-2000), and collaborator of the magazines Art Nexus and STYLE and has written for magazines like Atlántica, Mousse and TRANS. In 2003, together with Rafael Pereira, he presented the exhibition Grupo Caracas / Sensorial City at the Venice Biennale, a set of urban and architectural proposals by Venezuelan architects working with the city's critical areas.