Curator Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy will be speaking at Midway Contemporary Art this Thursday evening at 7pm on her previous curatorial projects; she will also be introducing some current and forthcoming publications and projects. Much of her curatorial work has consisted of working closely with visual artists to conceptualizing meeting points — whether these are in the form and space of exhibitions, events or printed matter — for audiences to experience art in unconventional ways.
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy was recently appointed curator of contemporary art for Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, and, since 2009, works as an agent for documenta 13 and is a board member of Kunstverein in Amsterdam. In the past decade, Sofía has been the director of Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, and has held curatorial positions at Art in General and Americas Society in New York. She has curated exhibitions for Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, MALBA in Buenos Aires, Center for Contemporary Art in Vilnius, and MUSAC in León, Spain (forthcoming); and has worked on projects with a number of artists, including Allora & Calzadilla, Alejandro Cesarco, Mario Garcia Torres, Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, and Judi Werthein.
Support for the Midway Contemporary Art Artist and Curatorial lecture series is generously provided by The Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank