• Faena Prize for the Arts

     

    Carlos Basualdo is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Curator at Large at MAXXI- Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo in Rome, Italy. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he oversees the Museum's contemporary collection while also developing temporary exhibitions. In 2006, he initiated two exhibition series at the Museum called “Notations” and “Live Cinema,” both of which are devoted to the permanent collection and video. He was the lead organizer of “Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens” that represented the United States at the 2007 Venice Biennale, where it was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. In 2010 he organized a survey exhibition of the work of the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, a collaboration between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and MAXXI, where it traveled in the spring of 2011. He is currently working on “Dancing Around the Bride: John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Marcel Duchamp,” which is scheduled to open in Philadelphia in the Fall of 2012.

    He has was a part of the curatorial teams for Documenta11, the 50th Venice Biennale and conceived and curated “Tropicalia: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture,” which traveled from the MCA Chicago to the Barbican Gallery in London (2004/2005) as well as the Bronx Museum in New York and the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro (2006/2007).

    Inés Katzenstein has a Master’s from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York (2001), where she studied with a grant from Fundación Antorchas and the Fondo Nacional de las Artes. She has written extensively on contemporary art and curated exhibitions such as “Liliana Porter: Photography and Fiction” (Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 2003) and “David Lamelas, Extranjero, Foreigner, Ètranger, Aüslander” (Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico, 2005). She has edited several books, including Listen, Here, Now!! Argentine Art of the Sixties: Writings of the Avant-Garde, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2004, which was translated into Spanish and published by MoMA in conjunction with Fundación Espigas and Fundación Proa (2007). She received an award for her essay on Pablo Siquier from the Argentine Association of Art Critics in 1997, and was awarded by the association again in 2006 for an interview with Marcelo Pombo.

    She was the curator of the Argentine pavilion in the 52nd Venice Biennial, where she presented the project “Guillermo Kuitca, if I were winter itself.” She was also the co-curator of the Duty-Free Zone in the MERCOSUR Biennial, 2007. From 2004-2008, she worked as the curator at the MALBA-Constantini Foundation (the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires), where she developed the contemporary art collection among her other projects.

    She currently directs the art department at the Torcuato Di Tella University and is on the advisory committee of the publication Otra Parte de Artes y Letras.

     

    Caroline Bourgeois was the director of the Eric Franck Gallery in Switzerland from 1988-1993 and from 1995-1997 and the co-director of the Jennifer Flay Gallery.

    From 1998-2001, she worked on contemporary art installations for the Paris subway with several artists, including Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and was in charge of the video department of the collection at the François Pinault Foundation.

    She has also done numerous independent projects, including a video program for the first edition of “Emerging Resurging Resistant” in Paris (202 for “Point of View: A Contemporary Anthology of the Moving Image”, produced in association with the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (2003) and "Valie Export – A Global Vision", a traveling exhibition organized in a collaboration with the National Center of Photography (CNP) in Paris (2003/04).

    From 2004-2008 she was the artistic director of Plateau in Paris.

    Since 2007 she has curated an exhibition at the François Pinault Foundation entitled “Passage du Temps” in the Trip Postal in Lille. Later she worked as the curator of the collection and organized the following exhibitions: in 2009, “A certain state of the world?” in the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow and “Who is afraid of artists?” at Dinard. She was also responsible for “In Praise of Doubt” at Punta della Dogana, which ran from April 2011 until the end of 2012, and “The World Belongs to You” at Palazzo Grassi, which ran from June of 2011 until February of 2012.

    She is currently working on a one-man show for Urs Fischer at Palazzo Grassi, which will run from April until July of 2012, and an exhibition on the François Pinault Foundation’s video collection, which is scheduled to open in September 2012.