Ian Cofre is an independent curator, writer, and translator based in Brooklyn, NY.
He has worked for over ten years to create exhibitions and programs that examine contemporary problems critically and in an interdisciplinary manner. Often 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 Matthew Jensen: There From Here at Open Source Gallery (Brooklyn, 2018); co-curating with Darren Jones 50 artists across 9 venues for MFA Grad Show 3 at MICA (Baltimore, 2018); co-organizing with Daniel Johnson a video program Watch Me Now! for TCC/CPI (Brooklyn, 2017); 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 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.
email: ian [dot] cofre [at] gmail [dot] com