My name is Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy. I am an art curator and write regularly about contemporary art and culture, whether on commission or at my leisure, simply for the pleasure of sharing thoughts. Almost a decade ago, I launched this quasi-blog named Sideshows. As you may have noticed, I used to post entries here with more frequency. Now it happens less often. In any case, the latest entries are published in This and That, a newer website that includes documentation of my projects and writing, as well as the more than 80 posts originally published on this very site. I hope you can check it out. And if you have a moment, please visit Murmur, too, which is another slow-but-ongoing editorial project.
Much of my curatorial work has consisted in working closely with visual artists in conceptualizing meeting points for audiences to experience art in unconventional ways. The materialization of this takes the form and space of exhibitions, events or printed matter. For several years now, I’ve had a keen interest to address the place and expressions of intuition and affection in contemporary culture. I’ve yet to articulate this succinctly, but some attempts at it may be felt in my recent writing and projects. I use anecdote, at times flirt with fiction, to explore those apparently invisible, yet, ultimately meaningful threads that connect beings, ideas, and things.
Since 2011, I work as the curator of contemporary art for Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. I am simultaneously engaged in different capacities with several arts organizations. For example, I am part of the board of Creative Time, a guest curator at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and director of a colloquium organized by the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín. At different times in the past two decades, I’ve worked as director of Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, and held curatorial positions in New York at Art in General and Americas Society. I was also artistic director of the 9a Bienal do Mercosul | Porto Aegre in Brazil and an agent for dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel.
Throughout the years, I have independently curated several exhibitions, and have participated in many projects developed by colleagues and friends. Such is life. Now, if you would like to reach me, please send a note to: sofia(a)thisandthat.site.