NATIONAL CURATORS

SEMÍRAMIS GONZÁLEZ

Semíramis González is an independent curator and has developed projects in centers such as LABoral Art Center (Gijón), Es Baluard (Palma de Mallorca) or in Alcobendas Art Center. She has held exhibitions with emerging artists in art galleries and in independent spaces.

DANIEL SILVO

Daniel Silvoartist and curator, has carried out projects that hybridize artistic production and curation in areas such as CAAC (Seville), Tabacalera Espacio Art Promotion (Madrid), Lugar a Dudas (Cali, Colombia) or Impakt Works (Utrecht, Netherlands), as well as in important art galleries. He currently directs the creation and research space Atelier Solar.

INTERNATIONAL CURATORS

INEZ PISO

Inez Piso (Netherlands, 1988) is a curator residing between Amsterdam and Istanbul. She studied Art History and holds a MA in History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture from the Universidad Autónoma Madrid. She worked at the exhibition departments of the MNCARS Reina Sofía and CA2M Dos de Mayo Art Center. She worked as an assistant curator for ARCOMadrid. Her recent curatorial projects have been Living with Ghosts at Schloss Ringenberg (DE), Breathing Space, a performative project at the Arnhem Museum (NL) and De Schaduw van de Haan at the Vishal (NL). Currently she works on a research project on the undiscerned silence in Istanbul.

OCTAVIO AVELLANO

Octavio Avendaño Trujillo (Mexico, 1985) is a Curator and art writer. He was co-founder of the Ibero-American Colloquium on Art Criticism (CICA 2014), in which Ana Longoni and Graciela Speranza (Argentina), Carolina Ponce de León (Colombia) and Estrella de Diego (Spain) participated; among others. In that same year he published Official Myths (Periphery). In 2014 he was invited to be part of the first generation of the School of art criticism / Proyecto Siqueiros: composed of Taiyana Pimentel (Cuba / Mexico), Maricarmen Ramírez (Puerto Rico), Osvaldo Sánchez (Cuba / Mexico), Gerardo Mosquera Cuba), Cuauhtémoc Measure (Mexico), Gustavo Buntix (Peru) and Miguel López (Peru). He was associate curator of the Museum of Modern Art of Mexico City (2010 and 2013 to 2015). He currently directs the Critical Writing Workshop at the Jumex Museum and conducts research on contemporary art in Costa Rica for the Luciano Benetton Foundation.

COMITTEE

The gallery selection committee of the JustMad9 edition met on Tuesday, September 12.

The committee is formed by collectors Pilar Citoler, one of the great Spanish patrons of contemporary art; Oliva Arauna, belonging to the generation of the great Spanish gallerists; Guillermo Rozenblum, Argentine patron director of the Rozenblum Foundation; Norberto Dotor, one of the gallerists of Madrid of reference thanks to his project, the Gallery Fúcares; and Basola Vallés, art collector and executive committed to the acquisition of works by emerging artists. It also includes the Madrid gallery Herrero de Tejada, the Parisian Loo & Lou Gallery and SCAN, the platform for the dissemination of contemporary Spanish and Latin American art.

BASOLA VALLÉS

Basola Vallés is an art collector. She is an entrepreneur and CEO of the entradas.com platform.

OLIVA ARAUNA

Oliva Arauna is a galerist / art dealer, curator

She belongs to the generation of great women gallerists in Spain.

NORBERTO DOTOR PÉREZ

Norberto Dotor Pérez is the director of Fúcares gallery, with headquarters in Almagro (Ciudad Real) since 1974 and Madrid since 1987 and art collector. In July 2014 announced the transfer of the Madrid gallery, which changes its name to F2 Gallery, keeping the Almagroˊs gallery.

GUILLERMO ROZENBLUM

Guillermo Rozenblum is a businessman and collector. He is the owner of BSM Art Building, a former oxygen tank factory in the Once Neighborhood. Rozenblum, in exchange for works, gives to future art promises a place to work. Las Conchetinas, Oligatega Numeric, Provisorio Permanente and Nicanor Aráoz work there among others. As he has stated in an interview, the first work he acquired for his collection was a Rogelio Polesello piece.