Axólotl [or The Walking Fish]: A Constellation of Recent Mexican Art
Contemporary art curator Humberto Moro will speak about a selection of artworks related to specific spaces and exhibitions in and around Mexico City, using Roger Bartra’s argument of what it means to be Mexican in comparison to the biology of the axólotl or the walking fish.
Since 2010 Moro has created a series of “constellations” or texts, which employ a multiplicity of condensed references in the form of lists. Moro’s most recent piece, “Imaginary Lines: A Constellation about Art and Borders,” was published in Art Papers in fall 2018.
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About the Speaker: Humberto Moro, (B. Guadalajara, Mexico, 1982) is curator at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, where he has organized solo exhibitions by Glen Fogel, Mario Navarro, Oliver Laric, Liliana Porter, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Pia Camil, Mariana Castillo Deball, Tom Bur, Yang Fudong, etc. Moro was curator of New Proposals and SAMPLE, sections at Zona MACO, Mexico City. He was most recently director and curator at large for Colección Diéresis, Guadalajara. He was previously assistant curator and collection coordinator at Museo Jumex, Mexico City. Independently, Moro has curated exhibition projects such as Residual Historical Haunting at Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York; Overburden at the Hessel Museum of Art, New York; Measuring the Distance by Gonzalo Lebrija at La Casa Encendida, Madrid; and Witness of The Century at Museo de Arte de Zapopan (MAZ), Guadalajara. He was recipient of the Estancia Tabacalera Research Award for Latin-American curators 2016, Madrid, Spain, and was part of the 7th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course, in Gwangju, South Korea. He has written about the work of Jose Dávila, Guillermo Mora, Ana Tiscornia and Tom Burr, and published the books Possibility of Disaster by Gonzalo Lebrija and, Sedimental by Tom Burr, among others. Moro holds a BFA in painting by the Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, and a MA in curatorial studies by the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS), Bard College, New York.
Photo credit: Ernesto Solana
Global Speed is a community lecture series featuring international figures in the art world, to entertain and inform on global art topics. For more information call 502.634.2700
Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 pm
FREE for members | $10 for non-members | $75 for dinner
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