Installed within the expansive, vaulted architecture of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU features large-scale, suspended sculptures and site-specific works. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Curator at large, Latin America Pablo León de la Barra will curate a selection of works featuring artists from leading international exhibitors participating in the 2018 exposition.
Lara Schnitger. Suffragette City, 2015-2017. Cotton and linen, quilted and bleached. Dimensions Variable. Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York.
Troika (Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki, Sebastien Noel). Virtual Failure, 2017.
Installation view, Sanford Biggers: Subjective Cosmology, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Photo credit: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
About the Curator
Pablo León de la Barra, Curator at large, Latin America at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Chief Curator MAC Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro and associate curator at MASP, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, was born in Mexico City in 1972 and lives in Rio de Janeiro. He holds a Ph.D. in Histories and Theories from the Architectural Association, London. He was previously the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America (2013-2016) at the same institution and Director of the Casa França-Brasil in Rio de Janeiro (2015-16). León de la Barra has organized or co-organized exhibitions at institutions worldwide including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; MOCAD, Detroit; South London Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Zürich; Museo Tamayo and Museo Jumex, Mexico; TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica; Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. He was founder and co-curator of the 1st and 2nd Bienal Tropical, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2011 and 2016), co-curator of SITE Santa Fe Biennial, New Mexico (2016) and curator of the Mexican Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
Pablo León de la Barra follows past IN/SITU curators Florence Derieux (2017) | Independent Curator; Diana Nawi (2016) | Associate Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami; Louis Grachos (2015) | Executive Director of The Contemporary Austin; Renaud Proch (2014) | Executive Director, Independent Curators International (ICI); Shamim M. Momin (2013) | Director and Curator, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND); and Michael Ned Holte (2012) | Independent Curator and Art Critic.