Conversation agenda

Coordinated by Giuliana Vidarte

In this cycle of conversations, current debates concerning the creation ecosystems of Latin America will be addressed. From visual arts, curation, collecting, to art history research, meetings will be established to discuss themes and issues relevant in contemporary contexts. Reviewing experiences in artistic creation, museum and collection work, exhibition production, and publications will serve as the starting point to foster exchanges contributing to the strengthening of networks for dialogue and collaboration within contemporary Latin American visual arts.


Thursday, April 25, 2024


 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Curatorship and research on contemporary Amazonian art

Conversation about the challenges in the current research work on the creative practices that emerge from the Peruvian Amazon.


Presented by Arte al Día



María Eugenia Yllia, Art History, curator and museologist, Lima, Peru.

Gerardo Castillo, Director of the Doctorate in Anthropology at the PUCP and of the study group La ciudad en la Amazonía, Lima, Peru.

Moderator: Giuliana Vidarte, independent curator, Lima, Peru



Friday, April 26, 2024


 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Is the future self-management? A conversation around the opportunities and challenges of artist-run galleries in Latin America.

Together with the founders and directors of leading Latin American galleries participating in the NEXT section, this panel will discuss how their experience as artists impacts their business decision-making, as well as their experimental and creative approaches to exhibiting artworks. It will also explore how these aspects contribute to underpin the careers of their represented artists and redefine the cultural landscape of contemporary art.



Alberto Villa, Constitución Galería, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bernardo Montoya, Salón Comunal, Bogota, Colombia

Guido Yannito, Remota Galería, Salta, Argentina

Juan Diego Tobalina, Enhorabuena, Lima/Madrid, Spain.

Moderator: Florencia Portocarrero, Curator of NEXT PINTA PArC, Lima, Peru.




 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The territory of traditional knowledge and curatorial practices

This conversation will review recent cases of exhibition projects linked to traditional creative practices and indigenous knowledge, which show new ways of integrating diverse artistic proposals and new approaches to cultural and museum institutions through curatorial work.



Beatriz Lemos, Coordinating Curator at Instituto Inhotim, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Sadith Silvano, traditional visual artist and activist leader of the Shipibo-konibo people, Lima, Peru.

Gabriela Germaná, PhD in Art History and Criticism and independent curator, Lima, Peru

Moderator: Giuliana Vidarte



Saturday, April 27, 2024


 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Curating collections

This conversation will address the challenges for the development of curatorial work in the context of working with contemporary collections.



Laura Hakel, Curator of the Collection and Artistic Projects of the Ama Amoedo Foundation and ISLAA Curatorial Fellow at the New Museum, New York, USA.

María del Pilar Riofrío, Director of the Central Museum, Museum Network of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, Lima, Peru.

Moderator: Max Hernández, Curator, PINTA PArC Sculpture Garden, Lima, Peru

Giuliana Vidarte

Giuliana Vidarte (Lima, 1981)

Curator, art historian and teacher. She has developed research and exhibition projects on the relationship between visual arts and literature, the rewriting of history from the recovery of unofficial discourses and the history of the arts and contemporary creation from the Peruvian Amazon. She works as a Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and develops projects as an independent curator and researcher. Between 2015 and 2018, she was curator of the research, management and promotion project of Amazonian art Bufeo. Amazonía+Arte. In 2019, she was curatorial assistant of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. Between 2018 and 2023, she was Head of Curatorial and Collection at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima.