Wednesday, 10 August 2011
TAIYANA PIMENTEL VISITS LONDON WHILE THE DIAMOND SHOPS CLOSE DOWN IN PREPARATION FOR THE RIOTS
Art Curator Taiyana Pimentel was born in La Habana,Cuba. A daughter of the revolution, she lives and works in Mexico City since 1997. Pimentel is the director of Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City, and of la Tallera in Cuernavaca, which used to be Siqueiros' studio and is now under renovation in order to host an exhibition space and residency programme. Amongst other exhibitions she has curated “Institutional Empowerment”, by Tercerunquinto at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, 2008; “Project for Ecatepec” (Injured), Fundación Colección Jumex, México, 2007; “1549 State’s Crimes”, Santiago Sierra, Centro Cultural Tlatelolco, México 2007; “Bridge”, Francis Alÿs, La Habana-Key West which attempted to create a line of fishermen boats connecting the two points. Between 1999 and 2001, she curated the “Sala 7” at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico, projects there included: “I am Happy because Everyone Loves Me”, Javier Téllez; “Mejor Vida Corp.”, Minerva Cuevas, “465 Remunerated People”, Santiago Sierra and “Adolescent Young Person”, Miguel Calderon. She is currently preparing an exhibition of the Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros at Tate Modern's Level 2 Gallery, which will open in January 2012.