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THE CURATOR



Victoria Noorthoorn

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Victoria Noorthoorn

Victoria Noorthoorn is an Independent Curator based in Buenos Aires. She has acted as Projects Coordinator of the International Program at MoMA, New York; Assistant Curator of Contemporary Exhibitions at The Drawing Center, New York (1999-2001); and Curator of Malba-Fundación Costantini in Buenos Aires (2002-2004).

 

Since, she has worked independently on various curatorial projects in Buenos Aires, Cali, Porto Alegre, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Pontevedra and New York. She has conceived and installed the permanent collection of the new branch of the National Museum of Fine Arts Neuquén (2004); was Chief Curator of the 29th Pontevedra Art Biennial (2006), in Spain; she collaborated in the presentation of Argentine artist León Ferrari at the 52 Venice Biennale (2007) –later recipient of a Golden Lion award; and curated Beginning With A Bang! From Confrontation to Intimacy. An Exhibition of Argentine Contemporary Artists 1960 / 2007 at the Americas Society, New York.

 

During 2008, she co-curated with colombian artists Wilson Díaz, José Horacio Martínez, Oscar Muñoz, et Bernardo Ortiz, the 41 Salón Nacional in Cali, Colombia, an event that included 17 exhibitions by local curators and three major international exhibitions: La imagen en cuestión ; Presentaci ón y representación ; Participación y poética.

She won the international competition to the Artistic Direction of the 7th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2009) - together with artist and curator Camilo Yáñez – and together, they invited 8 Latin American artists to organize the seven exhibitions and the education, editorial, and radio programs.

 

Victoria Noorthoorn organized in November, 2010 a retrospective of the Argentine artist Marta Minujín for the Malba – Fundación Costantini, in Buenos Aires. In 2011, she was a finalist for the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement, an award established and awarded every two years by The Menil Collection, In Houston, Texas.

See the 2011 project

ELEI Studios, Buenos Aires
Special thanks to Maximiliano Burgos, Sebastián López, Jorge Miño and Franco Verdoia

   

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