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Victoria Noorthoorn

Guest curator of the 11th Biennale de Lyon

Victoria Noorthoorn is an independent curator based in Buenos Aires. She received an M.A. in Art History from the University of Buenos Aires, and an M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies in Bard College, New York.

Victoria Noorthoorn has acted as project coordinator of the International Program at MoMA, New York; assistant curator of contemporary exhibitions at The Drawing Center, New York; and curator of Malba-Fundación Costantini in Buenos Aires.

She has worked independently on curatorial projects in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo, Galicia, New York, Cali (Colombia) and Porto Alegre (Brazil). She has conceived and installed the permanent collection of the new branch of the National Museum of Fine Arts Neuquén in Argentina (2004); was Chief Curator of the 29th Pontevedra Art Biennial (2006), in Spain; collaborated in the presentation of Argentine artist León Ferrari at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) –recipient of a Golden Lion award-; and curated Beginning With A Bang! From Confrontation to Intimacy. An Exhibition of Argentine Contemporary Artists 1960 / 2007 at the Americas Society, New York, among other projects. During 2008, she co-curated the 41st National Salon in Cali (Colombia), an event that included 17 exhibitions by local curators and three major international exhibitions: Questioning the Image; Presentation and Representation; and Participation and Poetics.

Noorthoorn won the international competition to the Artistic Direction of the 7th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2009) - together with artist and curator Camilo Yáñez – and together, they invited 8 Latin American artists to organize the seven exhibitions and the education, editorial, and radio programs.

In 2010 Victoria Noorthoorn curated the retrospective of Marta Minujin at the Malba – Fundación Costantini in Buenos Aires.


(From press information)

11th Biennale de Lyon

15 September -
31 December 2011

Lyon, France

Guest curator:
Victoria Noorthoorn

Artistic director:
Thierry Raspail


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