New York, NY

Ian Cofre is an independent curator, writer, and translator based in Brooklyn, NY. For nearly fifteen years, he has created exhibitions and programs that examine contemporary problems critically and in an interdisciplinary manner. Working collaboratively, he creates spaces for inquiry that include multiple perspectives in order to challenge how we see and experience things. His main areas of interest are Latin America, systems like the art market, and alternative economies and their modes of art production. Recent projects include curating visual arts for the performance series Newark Rhythms (Newark, NJ, 2017-20); Matthew Jensen: There From Here at Open Source Gallery (Brooklyn, NY, 2018); and co-curating with Darren Jones 50 artists across 9 venues for MFA Grad Show 3 at Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD, 2018). His writings have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, artcritical, and Arte al Día, and in the catalog, Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967—2017. Profiles and reviews of exhibitions he has curated can be found in The Art Newspaper, Arte al Día International, The Wall Street Journal, and Billedkunst, among other publications. He is currently the Director of PS122 Gallery, a New York nonprofit alternative space founded in 1979.