María del Carmen Carrión
Quito ~ Ecuador (South America)
María del Carmen Carrión is an independent curator and cultural advisor based in Quito. She is a founding member of CONSTRUCTO /, an international collective platform focused on research and debate of art and visual culture. Among the independent projects she has developed recently are "Circuitos de Flujo: Curatorial Practice Symposium", Quito, 2011; "Fleeting Stories: Reconstruction of Memory", LABoral, Gijón, 2011; a collaboration with Tercerunquinto for "Otros Fueros", EACC, Castelló, 2011, and "The Nature of Things" at the Biennial of the Americas in Denver (chief curator Paola Santoscoy), 2010. Between 2005 and 2009 she worked as associate curator for New Langton Arts in San Francisco where she organized a series of group shows including: "Small Things End, Great Things Endure" (co-curated with Jill Dawsey, 2008); "Critical Foreground" (2007); "Nothing Stands Still" (2006); "Five Habitats: Squatting at Langton" (2006), and "Elusive Materials" (2006). During this time, she also started the video programme "A la Carta" in Ecuador, in collaboration with the collective Experimentos Culturales, presenting video screenings of emerging and mid-career artists together with guest curators from the USA and Latin America. In 2009 she co-founded ceroinspiración an independent exhibition art residency space in Quito, where she recently organized the exhibitions "Estudio Abierto" and "Signo y Síntoma: dibujo en el campo expandido".