Talk with Jorge Villacorta

13.02.2003, 19 Uhr

Vortrag von Jorge Villacorta aus Lima (Peru); anschließend Gespräch

Ort: Projektraum des Deutschen Künstlerbundes,
Rosenthaler Straße 11, D - 10119 Berlin

Photo: Katrin Jaquet

Born in Lima, Peru in 1958. Completed studies in Genetics at the University of York, Great Britain, in 1981; then specialized in Medical Genetics at the Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland, 1983-85. Started writing art criticism in 1989 and has since collaborated with Peruvian newspapers and periodicals and publications devoted to the visual arts. Began engagement in curatorial projects in 1991 and among the exhibitions he has contributed to conceptualize and produce are: "Documentos: tres decadas de Fotografia Peruanas 1960-1990" (Three Decades of Peruvian Photography 1960-1990), in 1997, and "El Laberinto de la Choledad" (The Labyrinth of Cholo-ness: 20 years of Peruvian Visual Art 1979-1999) in 1999, sponsored by HIVOS Stichtung.

He is the co-author of two books on recent Peruvian visual arts: "Franquicias Imaginarias" and "Puntos Cardinales ". Lives in Lima and works at the Instituto de Salud del Nino, the pediatric hospital of the Peruvian Ministry of Health.

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