Jesus Fuenmayor will curate the 2018 Pinta Projects edition. He is 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.
The curator is expecting that the artists' works shows 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.
In PINTA Countries Sections we will present 9 focus countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Perú and Venezuela. As a novelty this year we will feature 2 European Countries: Spain and Portugal. All sections will be curated, and the galleries will propose 1 or 2 artists born after 1980, giving visitors the opportunity to discover emerging artists.
Pinta Miami "Crossing Cultures", in its 12nd edition, launches for the first time Pinta Platforms, an innovative program for galleries curated by Roc Laseca, and devoted to provide additional visibility to modern and contemporary art contributions. Pinta Platforms serve as a group for cabinets of Solo Projects to highlight the work of a single artist, and mark an ever-experienced opportunity for gallerists to show their represented artists in a unique way.
Ysabel Pinyol studied architecture in Barcelona and Chicago before opening her gallery in Barcelona, working with a group of international artists. Later, she relocated to New York City, where she currently lives and works. In 2010 Ysabel joined Mana Contemporary as a Chief Curator. In 2014 Pinyol co-founded Mana Residencies in Jersey City and Chicago, a yearly residency program for mid-career artists. She is currently developing a cultural exchange program in Miami, featuring a residency program for Latin American artists.
In PINTA EDITIONS leading publishers will present editioned works and prints some of these made in collaboration with renowned artists. The result of this section will provide PINTA Miami’s visitors a unique experience to see significant and rare publications.