Han Nefkens Foundation – CAC Quito Video Art Production Award 2018: 

Adrián Balseca

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© Adrián Balseca

ADRIÁN BALSECA was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1989.

His work has been shown at various solo exhibitions including: Horamen at the Casa del Alabado Pre-Columbian Art Museum in Quito (2017); The Skin of Labour at the Madragoa Gallery in Lisbon (2016); Caja de Cambios I and Caja de Cambios II at the SENDA Gallery in Barcelona (2015); Corte at No Lugar en Quito, amongst others.

He has also participated in group exhibitions including: Horizonte de sucesos at OTR Espacio de Arte in Madrid (2017); En mis 15 Años al zur-ich at the CAC/Contemporary Art Center of Quito (2017); Balseca/Belouaar at the Madragoa Gallery in Lisbon (2017); LARA – Latin America Roaming Art at the CAC/Contemporary Art Center of Quito (2016); Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2016-2017; Intersections (after Lautréamont) at The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in Miami (2015); Recent Video from Latin America at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, USA (2015).

He has won several awards, among which include the Mariano Aguilera National Award 2014-2015, CAC/Contemporary Art Center of Quito; Grants & Commissions Program 2015: emerging artist, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) in Miami, U.S.A; Paris Award at the 12th International Biennial in Cuenca: Ir para volver (2014).

Jury members:
Pablo León de la Barra (1972). México. Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for the Latin American phase of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.
Miguel López (1983)Perù. He is a writer, researcher and Co-Director and Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica.
Jorge Fernández Torres: Cuba. Director of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.


Scouts & Experts:
Rodolfo Andaur: Chile. Rodolfo Andaur works mostly in the territories of the so-called Northern Axis of South America (from Chile towards Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru)
Paula Borghi (1986): Brazil. Cultural manager of Saracura, creator of the PROJECTO MÚLTIPLO
Maria del Carmen Carriòn: Ecuador. She is currently Director of Public Programs & Research at Independent Curators International in New York.
Inti Guerrero (1983): Colombia. Guerrero has curated international exhibitions for Tate Modern, London, UK; Museum of Art of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Para Site, Hong Kong amongst many others.
Emiliano Valdez (1980): Colombia, Chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art, Medellin.
Marina Reyes Franco (1984, Puerto Rico): indipendent curator, co-founded (along with artist and curator Gala Berger) La Ene, or Nuevo Museo Energía de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires.
Sandino Scheidegger: Co-founder of the Random Institute in Zurich, Switzerland and Head of the Curatorial Program at Despacio in San José, Costa Rica.
Raquel Schwartz: Bolivia. Director of Kiosko Galeria, an independent alternative art space that she founded in 2006.
Claudia Segura (1984): Colombia. Directora NC Arte, Bogota.
Elena Shtromberg: USA-Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah. She specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American visual culture, with a specific focus on Brazil and the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Giacomo Zaza(1978). Italy. In 2013 Giacomo Zaza was curator of the Pavilion of the Republic of Cuba at the 55th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale. In 2015, Zaza was also associate curator of the 12th Biennial in Havana, Cuba.