Curator Lecture: Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda (Havana, Cuba)

3 September 2004 12am - 12am

The Power Plant and Mercer Union Present


Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda (Havana, Cuba)

Friday, September 3rd, 2004, 7PM [Free]

Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda will discuss contemporary Cuban art,
digitally-based art, as well as a recasting of Cuban art history as it is
based in her recent exhibition in Havana.

Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda was born in Matanzas, Cuba in 1967, and
studied Art History at the University of Havana. She is a researcher,
curator and art critic based in Havana. She has curated numerous
exhibitions and has published widely on Cuban, Latin American and
Spanish art. She has won several prizes, including Curaduría del 1er
Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo (1995), the Premio de Crítica de Arte
“Marcelo Pogolotti” (1998), the Premio “Guy Pérez Cisneros” de Crítica
de Arte in the category of Reseña (1999) and in the category of Essay
(2001). Recently, she co-authored Memory: Cuban Visual Art of the 20th
Century/Memoria. Artes Visuales Cubanas del Siglo XX (2002, edition in
English, and 2003, edition in Spanish) and Mariano Rodríguez. Tema
lenguaje y comunicación (2004). In 2003 she co-curated the project Doble
Seducción (Sala Amadís, INJUVE, Madrid (2003) and was the Coordinator of
the Conference/theoretical event Art-Life/Forum Arte -Vida, of the 8th
Havana Biennal. Her most recent project is an exhibition and catalogue entitled Labores
domésticas. Versiones para otra historia de la visualidad en Cuba.
Género, raza y grupos sociales. (Pinar del Río and Havana, 2003-2004).

*This lecture is part of Mercer Union’s “Elsewhere: Curatorial Initiatives,” an international lecture series focusing on contemporary curatorial perspectives. This Platform programme lecture series has been generously supported by the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Public Access.*


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