6:00–7:30 pm ET
In Discussion: Presenting Biennial FEMSA XIV
Americas Society will host the Artistic Director of XIV Biennial FEMSA Daniel Garza Usabiaga and FEMSA's Cultural Program Manager Luis Quirós Sada.
Join us for a conversation moderated by Aimé Iglesias Lukin, director and chief curator at Americas Society, with Daniel Garza Usabiaga, artistic director of XIV Biennial FEMSA, and Luis Quirós Sada, cultural programs manager of FEMSA, who will be sharing experiences and their curatorial vision for the Biennial.
About Biennial FEMSA:
The FEMSA Biennial was founded in 1992 to recognize, strengthen, foster, and circulate artistic activity in Mexico. Throughout 14 editions, the Biennial has adapted to many changes in the art world, establishing itself as a driving force for Mexican art and culture while also gaining international prominence.
About the Speakers:
Daniel Garza Usabiaga holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Art History and Theory, at the University of Essex (UK) and postdoctoral studies from the Institute of Aesthetic Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has been curator of the Museum of Modern Art and chief curator at the Museo Universitario del Chopo, both in Mexico City. He has curated more than 40 exhibitions in galleries and institutions in Mexico and abroad as well as written articles for publications edited by the Getty Research Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, amongst others. He has published two books on the work of artists Mathias Goeritz (2012) and Wolfgang Paalen (2018). He was the artistic director of Zona Maco, the contemporary art fair in Mexico City and the curator of the XIII FEMSA Biennial Nunca fuimos contemporáneos and artistic director of the XIV edition, Inestimable Azar.
Luis Quirós Sada has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Monterrey. He has worked in cultural management and promotion and has experience with civic society organizations. Quirós has coordinated the Monterrey FEMSA Biennial since 1996 and has been involved in various editorial projects. He served as a juror for the Nuevo León Photography Salon, the Nuevo León Plastic Arts Review, and has been a member of the Curricular Council of the Bachelor of Arts at the University of Monterrey. Quirós has organized many exhibitions and cultural activities and is currently responsible for the Cultural Program at the FEMSA Foundation.
This event will be free, open to the public, and will be held in Spanish.