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IAN COFRE

New York, NY

Ian Cofre is an independent curator, writer, and translator based in Brooklyn, NY. He works with emerging and established artists, and his main areas of interest are Latin America, examining the art market, alternative economies and their modes of art production, turning the lens onto underrepresented artists and marginalized communities, and contextualizing artists cross-generationally. He has previously worked as US Director for the 2013 PINTA NY art fair, Studio Manager for each Mickalene Thomas and Ray Smith, and Director of Sue Scott Gallery. From 2014-18, he served on the Board of Trustees for NurtureArt (Brooklyn, NY). Notable projects include Re/Post at Storefront Ten Eyck (Brooklyn, 2015); and, an other land…and in the other, our own at Prosjektrom Normanns (Stavanger, Norway, 2015). His writings appear in the Brooklyn Rail, artcritical, and Arte al Día, and he recently contributed an essay for 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. Currently, he is working with Dr. Eva Giloi on an exhibition cycle in Newark, NJ titled Newark Rhythms to take place in 2018-19.