EXPO CHICAGO, today announced the program curators for the 10th Anniversary Edition (April 13-16, 2023) returning to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. The 2023 IN/SITU program features large-scale sculptures, videos, films and site-specific works throughout the Festival Hall and is curated by Claudia Segura, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). Aimé Iglesias Lukin, director and chief curator of visual arts at the Americas Society in New York, has been selected to curate the EXPOSURE 2023 section, which will highlight solo and dual artist presentations from galleries aged 10+. Lukin will curate a presentation focused on announcing emerging artists and exhibition programs, with advice from the selection committee and exhibition directors.
“As the organizer of international modern and contemporary art for the region and beyond, EXPO CHICAGO emphasizes rigorous programming that supports diverse curatorial perspectives in all facets of the exhibition,” said Kate Sierzputowski, EXPO CHICAGO Program Director. “The appointment of Claudia and Aimé as program curators for our 10th anniversary edition will continue that legacy, bringing global presentations to the IN/SITU and EXPOSURE programs through the unique lens of two remarkable curators.”
In her role at the Americas Society, Lukin directs the institution and exhibitions through her expertise on themes of travel, exile and identity in Latin American art. Prior to her current position at the Americas Society, New York, Lukin held positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Institute for Studies in Latin American Art and the Fundación PROA in Buenos Aires. She recently received her Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University with a dissertation entitled This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York 1965-1975, which maps the international networks through which migrant artists from across the hemisphere created communities in the metropolis.
“I look forward to presenting emerging artists and galleries from around the world at EXPO CHICAGO in the cosmopolitan and diverse environment of a city like Chicago, and helping to create a space for exchange that enriches our cultural and intellectual art experiences,” he said to Luke. “I hope that my knowledge, especially in the field of Latin American and Latin American arts, can offer increased visibility to other diversities and communities to learn from each other in dialogue.”
Lukin follows EXPOSURE 2022 curator Humberto Moro, currently associate program director at Dia Art Foundation in New York and previously associate director and senior curator at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City.
At MACBA, Segura drives the exhibition program and collection of a leading contemporary art institution, focusing on global creative practices with an emphasis on local production. Besides her role in MACBA, Segura is part of various research platforms such as De vuelta y vuelta and Para abrir boca. She has curated and co-curated projects including To be known as Infinite: María José Arjona, MAMBO, Bogotá (2018); Here You Are The Limit, ProyectosLA, Los Angeles (2017); Límites Nómadas, Biennial of the Borders of Mexico (2015); Fifty (Pipilotti Rist) from the Han Nefkens H+F Collection, Collectorspace, Istanbul (2014); Copy/Paste – Recodifying the Gesture, Instituto Cervantes, London; Like Tears in the Rain, Palace of Arts, Porto; and Producing Urban Order, Goldsmiths University, London (2008). She was also editorial coordinator of Florae 2015, the magazine of Flora ars + natura, Bogotá, and continues to write regularly for various specialized art platforms.
“As curator of the upcoming IN/SITU program at EXPO CHICAGO, I will collaborate with contemporary artists from around the world to activate the architecture of Navy Pier through installations, in a presentation that seeks to hybridize pedagogical methods while being performative To highlight understandings and collective productions, ”said Segura. “The vibrancy of Chicago has always been of great curatorial interest to me, and through this framework I seek to bring a decolonial perspective to this position and integrate other modes of curating, using the potential of poetics and the political tool of fabulation .”
Segura succeeds 2022 IN/SITU curator Marcella Beccaria, chief curator and curator of the collections at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rivoli-Torino, Italy.
Aimé Iglesias Lukin is director and chief curator of fine arts at the Americas Society in New York. She was born in Buenos Aires and received her Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University with a dissertation entitled This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York 1965-1975, which she presented as a two-part exhibition and book at the Americas Society in 2021 and 2022. She received her MA from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and her undergraduate degree in Art History from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Her research has received grants from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Terra, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the ICAA Peter C. Marzio Award from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has independently curated exhibitions in museums and cultural centers and has previously worked in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art and the Fundación PROA in Buenos Aires.
Claudia Segura is curator of exhibitions and collections at MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Previously she was director and chief curator of NC-arte in Bogotá, Colombia (2015-2019), where she curated several exhibitions and site-specific projects by various artists (Amalia Pica, Luis Camnitzer, Xavier Le Roy, Nicolás Paris , Nicolás Consuegra, Los Carpinteros, Alia Farid, etc.). She was coordinator of cultural initiatives at Fundació “la Caixa”, Barcelona (2010-2012); external curator of the Mardin Biennale, Turkey (2014-2015); and mentor of the Sala d’Art Jove, Barcelona (2014) and the Cano Laboratory at the Art Museum of the National University of Colombia (2018). In addition, she was a guest lecturer at the National University of the Andes, Bogotá (2017).