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Gerardo Mosquera

This lecture took place during Latin American Speakers Series, 2008 at A Space Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


Organizer and Curator of Latin American Speakers Series: Tamara Toledo

Toledo is a Chilean born curator, artist and educator. She graduated with honours in Drawing and Painting at Ontario College of Art & Design and completed a MFA at York University. Tamara is co-founder and Visual Arts Director of the Salvador Allende Arts Festival for Peace and of the Latin American Art Projects, a not-for-profit arts organization. She is currently a recipient of the Culturally Diverse Curators grant of the Canada Council for the Arts and is in residence at A Space Gallery until November 2008. During her residency Toledo will organize a Latin American Speakers Series, curate an exhibit in September 2008 and invite guest art critic and curator Gerardo Mosquera to Toronto for a series of lectures at various educational institutions.

Allende Festival


Mosquera is graduated in Art History at the University of Havana. From 1975 - 1985 director of various departments of the National Council for Culture, respectively of the Cuban Ministry of Culture. From 1985 - 1990 he directed the Research Department of the Centro Wifredo Lam, institution which organizes the Havana Biennial. Organizator of, and guest speaker at international symposia in America, Europe and Africa. Since 1980 jury-member at international exhibitions and events. Published numerous books, essays, articles, e.g. he is the editor of »Beyond the Fantastic, Contemporary Art Criticism from Latin America«. Curator of the exhibit »Important and Exportant« at the 2nd Biennial of Johannesburg, 1997/1998. Currently, curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.