Curatorial Team: Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Kathleen Ash-Milby, Pip Day, Pablo León de la Barra, Kiki Mazzucchelli
Managing Curator: Janet Dees, Curator, SITE Santa Fe
SITElines Director: Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director and Chief Curator, SITE Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe is pleased to announce the appointment of five international guest curators to organize SITElines.2016, the second installment of SITE Santa Fe’s SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas, a reimagined biennial exhibition series with a focus on contemporary art from the Americas. The selection of curators Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Kathleen Ash-Milby, Pip Day, Pablo León de la Barra, and Kiki Mazzucchelli brings together an accomplished and talented team from points across the Americas that will be responsible for developing the thematic focus and vision for SITElines.2016.
The SITElines.2016 team’s approach foregrounds curatorial collaboration, the integration of multiple art histories, and the exploration of points of convergence and divergence amongst artists working across the Americas. The catalogue will function as an extension of the exhibition providing a complimentary platform for research and artist projects. The theme, title, and artists for SITElines.2016 will be announced in February 2016.
SITElines is a radical rethinking of SITE Santa Fe’s signature biennial exhibition. When SITE Santa Fe opened in 1995, it launched what was then the only international biennial of contemporary art in the United States, and one of only a handful of biennials around the world. In the 20 years since, the landscape of the international contemporary art world has expanded, bringing a proliferation of biennials worldwide.
Looking to reinvigorate the biennial model, in 2011, SITE reimagined SITE’s biennial exhibition to focus on the Western Hemisphere, bring new perspectives to the curatorial table, and build a new infrastructure at SITE to support long-term research and new artist commissions. SITElines launched in 2014 with its first exhibition titled Unsettled Landscapes.
SITElines is a dynamic part of SITE Santa Fe’s year-round exhibition and public programming.
View extended bios for each of the curators here.
(b. Santiago, Chile; lives in New York)
Curator at El Museo del Barrio, New York
(b. Albuquerque, New Mexico; lives in New Jersey)
Associate Curator at Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York
(b. Chelmsford, UK; lives in Montréal, Canada and Mexico City)
Director / Curator at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montréal
Pablo León de la Barra
(b. Mexico City; based in London and Rio de Janeiro)
Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator Latin America at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Director at Casa França Brasil in Rio de Janeiro
(b. São Paulo; lives in London)
Independent curator, writer and artistic director of Dace Gallery, a new non-profit space in London dedicated to Latin American art
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