Two-stage Ante América

The section, that presents historical works that broke paradigms in the history of art, seeks to rescue Ante América, a collective exhibition curated in 1992 by Gerardo Mosquera, Carolina Ponce de León and Rachel Weiss, and organized by the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango of the Banco de la República. Gabriela Rangel, writer, researcher and curator of this component of ARTBO | Fair proposes to activate the memory of this exhibition in order to put it in correspondence —as a palimpsest— with works by contemporary artists from the hemisphere, placing Bogotá as the center of this story, thirty years after the commemoration of the Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America.

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Curator: Gabriela Rangel



Gabriela Rangel




Gabriela is an independent curator and researcher based in Brooklyn, New York. She recently served as Artistic Director of Malba, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (2019-2021). From 2004 to 2019 she was Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator at Americas Society in New York. She holds an M.A. in Curatorial Studies from Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson), an M.A. in Media and Communication Studies from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas) and Film Studies from the Escuela Internacional de Cine de San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba). She has also worked at the Fundación Cinemateca Nacional and the Museo Alejandro Otero in Caracas, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. She has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions of modern and contemporary art with artists such as Erick Meyenberg, Marta Minujín, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gordon Matta-Clark, Arturo Herrera, Leonilson, and Alejandro Xul Solar, among others.  

She has also written for specialized magazines such as Art in America, Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Parkett, and Art Nexus. Has edited and written for art publications including Terapia (Malba 2021), Pedro Reyes Sociatry (2022), Contesting Modernity (Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 2018), Abraham Cruzvillegas, Empty Lot (Tate, 2015), Marta Minujín: Minucodes (Americas Society, 2015), Javier Téllez/Vasco Araujo, Larger than Life (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2012), Arturo Herrera (Transnocho Arte, 2009), and A Principality of its Own (Americas Society-Harvard UniversityPress, 2006), among others. 


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