Presented by A Space Gallery, in partnership with Salvador Allende Arts Festival for Peace and the Ontario College of Art & Design.
Gerardo Mosquera is a freelance curator and critic based in Havana, Cuba. For his talk at OCAD, he will discuss his role as curator of ciudadMULTIPLEcity, a 2003 project that gathered international artists, including Francis Alÿs, Ghada Amer, Gustavo Artigas, Cildo Meireles and Gu Xiong, who responded to Panama City's fascinating complexities.
Other recent curatorial projects by Mosquera include the Liverpool Biennial International 2006 and the Panorama da Arte Brasileira Contemporanea (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Vigo, 2003-2004). He was the founder of the Havana Biennale and is currently Adjunct Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and advisor at the Rijksakademie van Beeldenden Kunsten, Amsterdam. He is the author of numerous books and texts on contemporary art and art theory and has co-edited Over Here, International Perspectives on Art and Culture (Cambridge, 2004), and edited Beyond the Fantastic: Contemporary Art Criticism from Latin America (London,1995).
All are welcome; Admission is free.
Limited seating available. Guests are advised to arrive early.