Red Bull Arts Detroit Global Curatorial Initiative

Installation by Cuppetelli and Mendoza, in::Sequence, Detroit, MI 2017 // Joe Gall/ Red Bull Arts Detroit

In 2019, EXPO CHICAGO is expanding upon the Curatorial Exchange program by introducing the inaugural Red Bull Arts Detroit Global Curatorial Initiative, a multi-city, fully funded curatorial initiative taking place surrounding the eighth annual exposition (September 18 – 23, 2019). Conceived as a two-part professionalization and cultural immersion program engaging Chicago and Detroit, the fellowship provides 2–4 international curators the opportunity to participate in EXPO CHICAGO’s 2019 Curatorial Exchange program, followed by the opportunity to visit Detroit and engage the city’s artists, galleries and institutions. The program, supported by Detroit-based Red Bull Arts alongside EXPO CHICAGO's consular partners, places an emphasis on the artistic and cultural contexts of both Chicago and Detroit in an effort to foster dialogue between global cultures and the greater Midwest.

2019 Participants 

Max Andrews 

Founder
Latitudes

Max Andrews (b. 1975) is a Bath-born, Barcelona-based curator. In 2005, together with Mariana Cánepa Luna, he founded Latitudes, a curatorial office that has worked internationally across contemporary art practices in a variety of formats and situations, and has encompassed more than 40 projects including exhibitions, public realm commissions, film screenings and discursive programmes. Latitudes current research focusses on material narratives, biographies of objects, and a world-ecological perspective on art histories. Latitudes has worked with artists including Lara Almarcegui, Maria Thereza Alves, Amy Balkin, Mariana Castillo Deball, Heman Chong, Jan Dibbets, Dora García, José Antonio Hernández-Díez, Nicholas Mangan, Joan Morey and Lawrence Weiner, and curated exhibitions at venues including the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (2017–18), Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) (2016), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Castilla y León, León (MUSAC) (2011), Kunsthal Århus (2011), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2010). Since 2016 Latitudes has edited ‘Incidents of Travel’, an online series produced by KADIST documenting an offline day between curators and artists, and has tutored Barcelona Producció, artistic production grants awarded each year by the Barcelona City Council. Since 2015 Max has been Contributing Editor of frieze magazine, where he has written since 2004. Max obtained a BA (Hons) in Critical Fine Art Practice at the University of Brighton (1995–98), before completing the MA Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London (2001-3).

Mariana Cánepa Luna 

Founder
Latitudes

Mariana Cánepa Luna (b. 1977) is a Montevideo-born, Barcelona-raised-and-based curator. In 2005, together with Max Andrews, she founded Latitudes, a curatorial office that has worked internationally across contemporary art practices in a variety of formats and situations, and has encompassed more than 40 projects including exhibitions, public realm commissions, film screenings and discursive programmes. Latitudes current research focusses on material narratives, biographies of objects, and a world-ecological perspective on art histories. Latitudes has worked with artists including Lara Almarcegui, Maria Thereza Alves, Amy Balkin, Mariana Castillo Deball, Heman Chong, Jan Dibbets, Dora García, José Antonio Hernández-Díez, Nicholas Mangan, Joan Morey and Lawrence Weiner, and curated exhibitions at venues including the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (2017–18), Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) (2016), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Castilla y León, León (MUSAC) (2011), Kunsthal Århus (2011), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2010). Since 2016 Latitudes has edited ‘Incidents of Travel’, an online series produced by KADIST documenting an offline day between curators and artists, and has tutored Barcelona Producció, artistic production grants awarded each year by the Barcelona City Council. She is a regular contributor to art-agenda and since 2015 is a board member of the Fundació Privada AAVC governing Hangar—Centre of Production, Research and Visual Arts in Barcelona. She graduated in Art History from the Universitat de Barcelona (1995–2000) and studied Cinema History at DAMS, Università degli Studi di Bologna (1999) before completing the MA Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London (2002–4).

María Inés Rodríguez

Curator
Museu de Arte São Paulo

María Inés Rodríguez, has a curatorial and institutional practice relating to consolidate the museum as a platform for knowledge trough the exhibition, cultural and educational programs. She is currently curator at large at MASP, Sao Paulo. She was previously the Director of CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain of Bordeaux ( 2014–18), her program at CAPC includes major retrospectives with significant artists like Judy Chicago, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Franz Erhard Walther, Beatriz Gonzalez and site specific projects for the nave of the museum with Danh Vo, Leonor Antunes, Rosa Barba, Naufus Ramirez Figueroa. As well a project of exhibitions dedicated to emergent artist and curators in co production with Jeu de Paume, Paris and Museo Amparo, Puebla. As a chief curator of the MUAC in Mexico City, she led the public, collections, and exhibitions programs. She has worked with the team on exhibitions and research projects exploring the appropriation of public space in art, design, education, architecture, and urbanism by artists such as Yona Friedman, R & E Bouroullec, Teresa Margolles, Nicolás Paris, Akram Zatari, Jonas Meckas, Carlos Cruz Diez and La Ribot among others. From 2009 to 2011 she was chief curator at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon (MUSAC) in Spain, with a program dealing with the links between artistic production and historic, political and social contexts, favouring a dialogue on the local and global. This approach was reflected in a series of solo exhibitions that included Claire Fontaine and Alexander Apóstol, as well as in group exhibitions such as El Grito, and Model Kits, and in the collection of monographic editions Arte y Arquitectura AA MUSAC. Parallel to her curatorial work, Mrs. Rodríguez has organised public lectures and exhibitions around the topics of printed matter and architecture. In 2005 she formed Tropical Paper editions, which now exists as an active website dedicated to contemporary creation in the Tropical region. She has been awarded the following grants: Fondation Patiño - Ville de Genève, American Center Foundation, Apex Art Center in New York and Davidoff Arts Initiative. From 2017 she is President of  Comité Art Citoyen France, Fondation Carasso and Member of Martell Foundation Board in France.

About Red Bull Arts Detroit


Red Bull Arts Detroit is an experimental, non-commercial arts space offering an artist residency, curatorial and writing fellowships and local micro-grants. With physical locations in New York and Detroit, Red Bull Arts focuses on extending the boundaries of exhibition making; supporting the production of new work by emerging and established artists; participating in and responding to the needs of local arts communities; and contributing to ongoing dialogue around contemporary issues and thought. The organization is dedicated to the cultivation and advancement of the arts.