Curators Announced for Dublin Contemporary 2011

Dublin Contemporary has announced the appointment of joint lead curators of Dublin Contemporary 2011, New York-based curator and writer, Christian Viveros-Fauné, and French-Peruvian artist and curator, Jota Castro. Dublin Contemporary will take place for eight weeks from September 6 to October 31 2011 and will present the work of international and Ireland-based artists.

Christian Viveros-Fauné has written for publications including Art in America, Art Review, the Art Newspaper, and the New Yorker, and was awarded a Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in 2010. He was named inaugural critic-in-residence at the Bronx Museum for 2010 / 2011 and is a visiting lecturer at Yale University. He is the former director of NEXT in Chicago and VOLTA NY in New York.

Jota Castro is a Brussels-based Franco-Peruvian artist, curator, and a former lawyer with the United Nations and EU Commissioner. In 2009, he curated “The Fear Society” at the Pabellon De La Urgencia for the fifty-third Venice Biennale and successfully negotiated Spain¹s candidature for Manifesta 8. In the same year, he curated “Y ahora que?” at the SOS 48 Festival in Spain, which featured two days of art, music, and philosophy, and attracted approximately eighty-thousand visitors.