María Inés Rodríguez
L’art, c’est un espace d’échange des idées.
Art; it is a space for the exchange of ideas.
I am excited to participate in the residence as a curator in order to deepen my research on the art scene in the Caribbean and develop ideas that will be beneficial within and beyond my time there.
I would be able to renew, refresh and update research and develop future projects that can account for the abundant activity of the region. Artists in Aruba, Curaçao, Jamaica, Cayman Island, Martinique as well as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have developed residences and projects that show the vitality of an art scene in full development.
Bio - CV
María Inés Rodríguez is a curator (b. Colombia, 1968). She is the Director of the CAPC - Museum of contemporary art in Bordeaux, since February of 2014. Before she lead the artistic program of the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. As MUAC’s Chief Curator, she was in charge of the development of the public programs, collections and exhibitions. Prior to her appointment in Mexico she was Chief Curator at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon (MUSAC) in Spain, one of the leading collecting institutions in Spain. There she developed a program dealing with the links between artistic production and historic, political and social contexts, favoring a dialogue on the local and global. Parallel to her curatorial work, Rodríguez has organized public lectures and exhibitions around the topics of printed matter and architecture.
Born in Colombia, she studied Fine Arts at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá and continued her post-graduate education at the École Supérieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva. Exhibition projects include Bocas de Ceniza / Juan Manuel Echavarría, Cuando el río Suena / Ma. Angélica Medina, Alliance Francaise, Bogotá; MDE 07 biennial (with José Roca, Ana Cohen, Jaime Cerón, Oscar Muñoz) Medellín; ARCO project rooms 08, 09 and 2010; 100% Colombie Urbaine, Paris; Moderno Salvaje – Alexander Apóstol at the Commercial Gallery, San Juan; De lo Mismo a lo de Siempre: Informal Strategies for the Appropriation of Public Space at UNIA Sevilla; Instant City, Instituto de México, Paris to highlight her early works and collaborations.
María Inés Rodríguez will be the curator in residence in Altos de Chavón 2017 as part of Davidoff’s international residency.