In this talk Montserrat Albores will do a chronological revision of some projects that constitute her curatorial practice. The talk will take as a starting point her thesis exhibition at the CCS and unravel to recent projects, in order to present each project in relation to others.
Montserrat Albores Gleason studied visual arts at the ESMERALDA, Mexico City, and obtained her M.A in Curatorial Studies at the CCS, Bard College, New York. In 2007 she began working as an independent curator while also co-founding the curatorial and research project PETRA in Mexico City. Among her exhibitions are: Elin Wikström’s first retrospective Rebecka espera, Åsa da y Sten aloja (2007) for the Museum SAPS, México City; Doppelgänger. The double of reality (2007), for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vigo, Spain; Misfeasance? (2009), for the Museum of Art Raúl Anguiano in Guadalajara, México; and recently Lynne Cooke: 3 shows, presented at Petra, México City and at Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn. Since 2011 she has been collaborating with the artist Jorge Pardo, developing the discussion series for his latest piece Tecoh (a site specific project in The Yucatan, Mexico). Albores writes for ArtForum.com and is the author of Misfeasance?, the first publication of her recently founded editorial project Frédéric.
About the Speakers Series: Each semester the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College hosts a regular program of lectures by the foremost artists, curators, art historians, and critics of our day, situating the school and museum’s concerns within the larger context of contemporary art production and discourse. Lectures are open to students and faculty, as well as to the general public, and will also be documented through video and/or audio recordings, which will reside in the CCS Bard Library and Archives. “Work in Progress” sessions of the Speakers Series highlight projects currently being developed by members of the CCS Bard faculty, offering a unique opportunity for engagement with ideas, methodologies, and pragmatics still in the process of testing and refinement.