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María Wills Londoņo. Projection : Gilberto Esparza. Photo: Paloma Villamil / Fucsia

Maria Wills Londoņo is appointed curator of MOMENTA/Biennale de l?image 2019


MOMENTA/Biennale de l’image announces the appointment of Maria Wills as curator for its 16th edition, which will take place in September and October 2019. With the theme titled The Life of Things, the curator will explore the relationship between object and image. The exhibition and all the activities for the public will be organized around this theme. 

Maria Wills Londoño is a Colombian art researcher and curator. Her major exhibition projects offer reflections on the unstable condition of the contemporary image and alternative views of urban themes in Latin America. Among the exhibitions she has organized are Urbes Mutantes , Latin Fire, and Fernell Franco, Cali Clair-obscur, presented at the International Center of Photography in New York, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid (PHotoESPAÑA), Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, and the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República in Bogota.  She founded the Visionarios program of the Instituto de Visión, with the mission of highlighting essential figures in Colombian conceptual art, and she directed the program until 2018. She also co-curated the ARCO Colombia 2015 project, which included over 15 exhibitions in different spaces in Madrid, and has collaborated on publications for Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, PHotoESPAÑA, and Banco de la República. 

MOMENTA/Biennale de l’image with a focus on the vast range of photographic and videographic languages was founded in 1989 as Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal to mark the 150th anniversary of photography, the organization was renamed MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image in 2017, on the occasion of its 15th edition. The plural of the Latin word momentum, the name MOMENTA was chosen as a nod to the “decisive moment,” a key notion of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s, and to the photograph, which constitutes the organization’s founding medium. It also underlines the fact that the biennale, once centered essentially on the field of photography, now encompasses all image-based practices.  Since 2003, MOMENTA has been based on a curatorial approach through which, for each edition of the biennale, a curator is invited to conceptualize and develop an in-depth artistic program and a discursive structure related to contemporary themes.



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