Curator Pablo Leon de la Barra will discuss the current state of cultural work in the Caribbean and Latin America. His talk will be followed by a public reception and the opportunity to meet with curators and thinkers working in the region.
Pablo Leon de la Barra is the Guggenheim UBS MAP Latin America curator at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York and the director of Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro. He was born in Mexico City in 1972 and earned his Ph.D in Histories and Theories from the Architectural Association, London. León de la Barra has curated or co-curated more than a dozen exhibitions in the past decade, at institutions including the David Roberts Art Foundation and the Architecture Foundation, London; Centre de Art Contemporaine, Geneva, and Kunsthalle Zürich; apexart and Art in General, New York; Casa Luis Barragán, Casa del Lago, and Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, among many others. He is also the founder of the Novo Museo Tropical, and was the curator of the first Bienal Tropical in San Juan (2011). León de la Barra serves on the advisory committees of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, and the Fundación Luis Barragán, Mexico.