Victoria Noorthoorn appointed curator for the 2011 Lyon Biennial.

Victoria Noorthoorn Photo: Cristiano Sant’Anna, 2008. Courtesy Lyon Biennale

11th Lyon Biennale 

15 September – 31 December 2011

Victoria Noorthoorn is an Independent Curator based in Buenos Aires. She received an M. A. in Art History from the University of Buenos Aires, and an M. A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies in Bard College, New York. She has acted as Projects Coordinator of the International Program at MoMA, New York; Assistant Curator of Contemporary Exhibitions at The Drawing Center, New York; and Curator of Malba-Fundación Costantini in Buenos Aires.

Since, she has worked independently on various curatorial projects in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Galicia, New York, Cali and Porto Alegre. She has conceived and installed the permanent collection of the new branch of the National Museum of Fine Arts Neuquén (2004); was Chief Curator of the 29th Pontevedra Art Biennial (2006), in Spain; she collaborated in the presentation of Argentine artist León Ferrari at the 52 Venice Biennale (2007) –later recipient of a Golden Lion award; and curated Beginning With A Bang! From Confrontation to Intimacy. An Exhibition of Argentine Contemporary Artists 1960 / 2007 at the Americas Society, New York, between other projects. During 2008 she co-curated the 41 Salón Nacional in Cali, Colombia, an event that included 17 exhibitions by local curators and three major international exhibitions: Questioning the Image; Presentation and Representation; and Participation and Poetics. She won the international competition to the Artistic Direction of the 7th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2009) – together with artist and curator Camilo Yáñez – and together, they invited 8 Latin American artists to organize the seven exhibitions and the education, editorial, and radio programs. She currently prepares the retrospective of Marta Minujin for Malba – Fundación Costantini.

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