About Ian

Ian Cofre is an independent curator and writer based in New York City who works with emerging and established artists from around the world working locally. He studied Political Science and Economics at Columbia University 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 Director of Sue Scott Gallery, Studio Manager for Mickalene Thomas and Ray Smith, and as US Director for the 2013 PINTA NY art fair. Currently, he serves on the board of trustees for NurtureArt (Brooklyn, NY). Recent projects include 'Re/Post' at Storefront Ten Eyck (Brooklyn, 2015); 'an other land…and in the other, our own' at Prosjektrom Normanns (Stavanger, Norway, 2015); co-curating, as one of ten curators, 'TEN' at Cindy Rucker Gallery (New York, 2014); 'Bigger Than Shadows,' DODGEgallery (New York, 2012) with Rich Blint; and both 'Tracing the Unseen Border,' La MaMa La Galleria (New York, 2011) and 'Southern Exposure' at Dumbo Arts Center (Brooklyn, 2009) with Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Other shows include 'South Central' (ProChile NY, 2014), a co-curated review of regional painters from Southern Chile; 'Behind Closed Doors' (Y Gallery, 2011), a curated solo project by Manuela Viera-Gallo; and 'barriococo' (Brooklyn, 2014). Recent writings include “Beyond the Scenic Vista” for The Brooklyn Rail and co-authoring “Disclosing the Middle” with Natasha Bunten for the catalog of The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle at Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, 2014). Profiles and reviews of exhibitions he has curated have appeared in The Art Newspaper, Arte al Día International, The Wall Street Journal, and Billedkunst, among other publications.