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Curatorial Residency Program in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

From November 13th to 26th, 2023


Sylvie Parent

From November 13th to 26th, Quebec curator Sylvie Parent will be in residency in Mexico, where she will be hosted by our partner ACT

This is the second networking and support program for curators between Quebec and Mexico. This residency is both a professional development project, a network relationship consolidation, a discovery of artistic approaches and an opportunity to be inspired by creative activities from elsewhere in view of developing future exhibition projects.

For two weeks, Sylvie Parent will be welcomed to visit artists’ studios, tour a selection of institutions, art centres and galleries in Mexico City, and meet with a wide range of Mexican arts professionals. She will give a public presentation of her projects in partnership with SOMA.
This project is made possible by the financial support of the Government of Quebec and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Sylvie Parent is an independent curator and art critic. She is interested in projects at the intersection of art, science and technology. Her current research focuses on living matter in a deeply temporal perspective, from its emergence to its possible disappearance in the context of the current ecological crisis.

Her exhibitions include L’autre monde/Out of this World (Biennale de Montréal, 2000), Location/Dislocation (New Museum, New York, 2001), Inside (Beijing International New Media Art Exhibition, 2006; Paço das Artes, São Paulo, 2008), Telofossils (MOCA, Taipei, 2013) and Éveil/Alive/Despertar (SESC Santana, São Paulo, 2014). From 2009 to 2014, she was the artistic director of Molior.

In the publishing field, she has served as the editor of online magazines (HorizonZero, Magazine du CIAC) and contributed to several specialized journals (Parachute, Ciel Variable, Espace art actuel, etc.). She is also the author of numerous essays for exhibition catalogues and artist monographs.

Sylvie Parent is the recipient of the Joan-Yvonne-Lowndes Award (2017) given by the Canada Council for the Arts to an independent art critic or curator in recognition of the exceptional quality of his or her work.



Art, Science and Technologies (ACT) is a program of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and aims to stimulate the dialogue, interchange, and collaboration between sciences, humanities and arts. 
ACT emerges searching to connect areas of knowledge with a high level of research and conduct its progress to broader scenarios. The interaction and dialogue between disciplines, the formulation of new ways of collaborative work, creativity, productivity and coexistence, can develop new forms and communities for generating knowledge.
ACT is a collaborative platform and a web of creatives, researchers and promoters of  projects between scientific, technological and cultural institutions.
About the networking residencies
The networking and accompaniment residencies for curators are part of an exchange program between Quebec and Mexico. On the one hand, this project provides a Quebec curator with the opportunity of engaging in a two-week residency in Mexico, and on the other, makes it possible for a Mexican curator to carry out a residency of the same duration in Quebec. The residencies will enable them to broaden their professional network and to enrich their curatorial research.
This initiative is part of an effort to share knowledge, develop networks and build lasting relationships between institutions with complementary mandates. Designed with collaboration and sharing in mind, the residences benefit all parties, including organizations in the same local community. This initiative is built with the expertise and involvement of many partners and aims to open markets and create international opportunities for the Canadian and Central European communities.