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Directorio de Gestiones Autónomas de Arte Contemporáneo - Latinoamérica Directory of Autonomous Contemporary Visual Arts Initiatives - Latinamerica.
versión en español / versão em português

> Jorge Sepúlveda T. and Ilze Petroni Ph.D. (editors), Susana Quintero and Kamilla Nunes.
> 240 pages. 23 x 23 cms.
> Trilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese).
> ISBN: 978-987-28847-3-4

Directory of Autonomous Contemporary Visual Arts Initiatives – Latinamerica

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The Network of Autonomous Contemporary Visual Arts Initiatives was founded in April 2012 and to celebrate its second anniversary of linking and spreading information about over 227 initiatives in 19 countries in Central and South America and Europe, it has published the first Directory of Contemporary Visual Arts Autonomous Initiatives that take part of this network.

The objetive of this book is to strengthen and diversify the dissemination of the work of its members, as well as creating historical documentation intended for universities, cultural centers, museums, publication and documents archives, etc.

This trilingual edition (English, Spanish and Portuguese) contains information about the groups, collectives and initiatives, their contact details and six essays that reflect on the conceptualization and development of autonomous contemporary visual arts initiatives, written by Jorge Sepúlveda T. (Chile), Ilze Petroni Ph.D. (Argentina), Kamilla Nunes (Brazil) and Susana Quintero (Venezuela – Colombia).

The Directory includes information of 227 initiatives of:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brasil.
  • Chile.
  • Colombia.
  • Costa Rica.
  • Ecuador.
  • El Salvador.
  • España
  • México
  • Panamá
  • Paraguay
  • Perú
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • República Dominicana
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Venezuela.
Gira de presentación del DIRECTORIO DE GESTIONES AUTÓNOMAS DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO - LATINOAMÉRICA. Mayo - Junio 2014. Argentina, Chile y Uruguay.

Calendario de Presentación del Directorio en Argentina, Chile y Uruguay. Mayo - Junio 2014.

> La Plata (Argentina)
> Buenos Aires (Argentina)
> M
ontevideo (Uruguay)
> Bariloche (Argentina)
> Concepción (Chile)
> Santiago de Chile
> Valparaíso (Chile)

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  • Autonomous, not independent by Jorge Sepúlveda T. and Ilze Petroni
  • OF URGENCY AND NECESSITY. To form a network for the autonomy of its members by Jorge Sepúlveda T. and Ilze Petroni
  • DESIRE OF OTHER. To understand the present, to build the future by Jorge Sepúlveda T. and Ilze Petroni
  • Some hypotheses about autonomous contemporary art initiatives by Jorge Sepúlveda T. and Ilze Petroni
  • ZONES OF RESISTANCE. Brazilian autonomous spaces by Kamilla Nunes
  • Things artists do when they overflow their practices. Definitions, limits and surprises: the case of Bogotá by Susana Quintero Borowiak

    The curricular reviews of the authors are available at the bottom of this page.


Ilze Petroni (b. 1976 Argentina). Contemporary Art Researcher. She received her Ph.D in Arts from the National University of Córdoba (UNC). She has worked as a professor assistant in the Departments of Aesthetic Movements and Culture of Argentina; Seminar on Popular and Mass Culture and Seminar on Problems of Contemporary Societies at the School of Information Sciences (UNC). She was a fellow of the UNC Extension Research Program (UNC) to run her project on photography and social inclusion strategies in the Commune of Anisacate (2004-2005). She was a member of the research team dedicated to the problems of the current Argentine film and published Cinema and Dictatorship (2006); Poetics in Argentine Cinema: 1995-2005 (2005); Film and Imaginary. Some films of the end of the century (2000) and participated in Documentary Film, Memory and Human Rights (Buenos Aires, 2007). Since 2009 she is a member of the research team led by Dr. Silvia Romano entitled “Recovery and information analysis of Channel 10 documentary film archive and visual and audiovisual heritage of Córdoba” at the History Department of the Research Center “María Saleme de Bournichón” in the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities (UNC) with the subproject “Life History of José Anselmo Perez and conservation and preservation of his photo archive” and published the The green suitcase: life history, photographic works and fragments of the Anselmo Pérez Collection.

She has participated in various national and international academic meetings. She received two fellowships of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) between 2008 and 2012. Since 2009, she is coordinator of Curatoría Forense. In April 2012 she became a founding member and coordinator of the Network of Autonomous Contemporary Art Initiatives - Latinamerica (

Jorge Sepúlveda T. (b. 1971 Chile). Independent curator and art critic. He has curated and advised more than 25 solo and group exhibitions of South American visual artists. In 2005 he created the Working Group Curatoría Forense, having been the editor of the Digital Magazine of Arts and Social Sciences Sepiensa between 2000 and 2006 ( He has lectured and given seminars on contemporary visual arts, art circuit, public cultural policies, artistic and social imaginary and contemporary art autonomous initiatives at various institutions and spaces of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, France, Italy, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. His texts have been published in various media. Among them: Documenta 12 Magazine, SalonKritik , artenlinea, ArteyCrítica Plus Magazine and Alzaprima. He is founding member and coordinator of the Network of Autonomous Contemporary Art Initiatives - Latinamerica (

In 2013 he founded, together with Ilze Petroni, the publishing project of Curatoría Forense, editing in 2013 the book of the Meeting for Autonomous Contemporary Visual Arts Initiatives and Official Writing. Essays on cultural and art policies by the Chilean curator and critic Justo Pastor Mellado.


Kamilla Nunes (b. 1988 Florianópolis) Independent curator. She graduated in Fine Arts at the Arts Center of the State University of Santa Catarina (Ceart/UDESC). She was the curator of the exhibition program of the Meyer Filho Memorial from 2007 to 2011. Among her last curatorships, she was a member of the team in the International Biennial of Curitiba (Young Trustees Award, RP 2013); “Sink" (Curatorial Laboratory of SP-Arte, coordinated by Adriano Pedrosa, SP, 2012); “The extent of things” (Meyer Filho Memorial, SC, 2011); “Do something wrong, and tell them I sent you to do so” (VK Gallery / SESC Joinville, SC, 2011); “Ó lhó lhó” (Runner Session at Ateliê 397, SP, 2011). She is the author of the book Autonomous Spaces of Contemporary Art (Circuit Publishing House, 2013). She organized the books Exercise of imagination: Meyer Filho and Meyer Filho Memorial. She participated as curator in the residency TAC Terra Una (Minas Gerais, 2013), and in the editorial residency of the Magazine Tatuí, Nº 10 (Olinda, 2010).

Susana Quintero (b. 1971 Venezuela) Bachelor of Arts, with focus in Art History from the University of Los Andes in Mérida, Venezuela. Between 2003 and 2008 she was curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia. Since then, she has worked as an independent curator in projects such us XIV SuperCable Jóvenes Art Contest with FIA and held in Caracas in 2011. She won in 2011, along with a Colombian team, the Curatorial Research Fellowship, awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, to develop the project Caminos-Reales 14 Regional Artists Contests, Eastern zone. In 2012 she received the International Curator Residency Fellowship the Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, with the proposal “From artists for artists. Living chronicle of alternative spaces in Bogotá”. Her professional interests are focused on research on contemporary art practices and new exhibition models.

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