Curated by Roc Laseca.
Pinta Miami LIVE 2020, a virtual fair presents PINTA SOLO, curated by Roc Laseca, featuring solo shows by Latin American and European artists.
The project examines the concept of Tactile Gaze, a study on the role of the digital subject, which in this time has become predominant, and its perceptual limitations in a non-space. The registered object, more than ever, becomes an extension of the spectator's own eye, becoming no different from it.
The projects presented disparate problems, but connected by a common thread: they seek to challenge the observer to go beyond their own sensory frontier.
Julia Brandão, Galería Quadra, São Paulo, Brazil
Hermann Schmidlin, Espacio O, Santiago, Chile
José Luis Martinat, Galería Younique, Paris, France / Lima, Peru
G T Pellizzi, Galería Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Paul Amundarain, Cerquone Projects, Madrid, Spain
Joao Gomes Gago, Galería Monumental, Lisbon, Portugal
Stephen Palmer, Gallery Vane, London, England
Carmen Ortiz, The Blink Project, Valencia, Spain
Rosa Brun, Galería Fernández-Brasso, Madrid, Spain
Joao Dias, Galería Das Salgadeiras, Lisbon, Portugal
Frida Baranek, Laroche Rivas Contemporary, Miami, USA
Croft, Multiplo Espaco Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Roc Laseca is an art theorist and curator. His research lies on the prevalence of institutional thought -as applied to art, architecture and museums, on the creation and fall of contemporary communities. A doctor in Art Theory and Cultural Prospective, he studied at Universidad de La Laguna, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Helsinki University. Since 2013, he serves as Director of Los Encuentros Denkbilder, the biannual experimental artistic exchange program that takes place in the Canary Islands, for which he has devised each edition with the directors and academic directors of Tate Modern, London, École Nationale de Beaux-Arts, Paris and MoMA, New York, among others.
Laseca is currently Head of the International Exhibitions Program at Saludarte Foundation / Ideobox Artspace where he has launched the "Uprooting Architecture Exhibition Series" and the International Seminar "Latin Off Latin: Collecting Latin American Art Outside Latin America", in collaboration with the regional curators at the Guggenheim Museum, MOCA Los Angeles, and Museo del Barrio, New York.
Some of his most recent curating projects include solo exhibitions and site-specific programs by Jannis Kounellis, Jesper Just, Joseph Kosuth, Magdalena Fernández, Marcius Galan, Lydia Okumura, and Carlos Garaicoa, among others. In 2012, he curated the Bill Viola solo survey at MOCA North Miami that was critically acclaimed and awarded the New Times Best Museum Exhibit and for which he was recipient of a nomination for the AICA-USA Awards 2013.
His most recent book The Unstoppable Museum. On Soft and Genuine Institutionalism has been published by Ediciones Metales Pesados, 2015.