International Visitor Programme : October 2006

Gerardo Mosquera


Gerardo Mosquera is a free lance curator and art critic based in Havana, Adjunct Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, advisor at the Rijksakademie van Beeldenden Kunsten, Amsterdam, and member of the advisory board of several art journals. He was a founder of the Havana Biennial, and has curated many exhibitions, including the international urban art event MultipleCity. ArtPanama 2003, Panorama da Arte Brasileira Contemporanea/ (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Vigo, 2003-2004), It's Not What You See. Perverting Minimalism (Madrid, 2000), Cildo Meireles (New York, 1999), Important & Exportant (2nd. Johannesburg Biennale, 1997), Ante America (Bogota, Caracas, New York, San Francisco, San Diego..., 1992-1994). Author of numerous books and texts on contemporary art and art theory, Mosquera co-edited Over Here. International Perspectives on Art and Culture (Cambridge, 2004), and edited Beyond the Fantastic: Contemporary Art Criticism from Latin America (London, 1995).

Adam Szymczyk

Director, curator and writer

Adam Szymczyk. Photo: Tadeusz Rolke

Adam Szymczyk is Artistic Director of documenta 14. He was a co-founder of the Foksal Gallery Foundation in Warsaw, at which he worked as Curator from 1997 till 2003, when he assumed his new post as Director at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland. In Basel, he organised exhibitions including 'Piotr Uklanski: Earth, Wind and Fire' (2004); 'Tomma Abts' (2005); 'Gustav Metzger: In Memoriam' and 'Lee Lozano: Win First Don't Last Win Last Don't Care' (both 2006); 'Micol Assaël: Chizhevsky Lessons' (2007); 'Danh Vo: Where the Lions Are' (2009); 'Moyra Davey: Speaker Receiver' (2010); 'Sung Hwan Kim: Line Wall' (2011); 'Paul Sietsema and Adriana Lara: S.S.O.R.' (both 2012), as well as group shows including 'Strange Comfort (Afforded by the Profession)' (with Salvatore Lacagnina, 2010), 'How to Work/How to Work (More for) Less' (both in 2011); 'Michel Auder: Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder' (2013) and 'Naeem Mohaiemen: Prisoners of Shothik Itihash' (2014).

In 2008 he co-curated with Elena Filipovic the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art under the title 'When Things Cast No Shadow' and in 2012 he curated 'Olinka, or Where Movement Is Created' at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. He is a Member of the Board of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. In 2011, he was recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement at the Menil Foundation in Houston.

Szymczyk's visit in August 2016 coincides with the presentation of documenta 14's journal South in Kárášjohka, Sápmi (Karasjok, Norway), allowing the documenta 14 team to encounter current artistic practices and conduct research regarding recent history and developments within communities in Sápmi and northern Norway.

John Rasmussen


John Rasmussen is the founder and curator of Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, a non profit gallery committed to encouraging innovation and diversity in the visual arts. He has curated exhibitions in the gallery's initial 5 years that have included artists such as Guyton/Walker, Aaron Young, Omer Fast, Michaela Meise, Rebecca Morris, Brice Dellsperger, Jorge Queiroz, Santiago Cucullu, Carter, and Jesper Just. Forthcoming Midway exhibitions and publications include Nate Lowman, Jay Heikes, Lisa Lapinski, and Todd Norsten.