Above: Untitled by Sable Elyse Smith.
SITE Santa Fe is pleased to announce the participating artists and new commissions (*) for the upcoming SITElines.2018 Biennial opening on August 3, 2018. This is the third installment in SITE Santa Fe’s reimagined biennial series with a focus on contemporary art from the Americas. The exhibition features 23 artists from eight countries and ten new commissions organized by a team of three curators—José Luis Blondet, Candice Hopkins, and Ruba Katrib, with Naomi Beckwith as Curatorial Advisor.
Lutz Bacher, USA
Ángela Bonadies and Juan José Olavarría, Venezuela
Melissa Cody, USA
Paz Errazuriz, Chile
Victor Estrada, USA
Radames “Juni” Figueroa, Guatemala
Andrea Fraser, USA
Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, USA
Fernanda Laguna, Argentina
Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, Canada
Jumana Manna, USA
Eduardo Navarro, Argentina
NuMu (Jessica Kairé and Stefan Benchoam), Guatemala
Tania Pérez Córdova, Mexico
Jamasee Pitseolak, Canada
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Guatemala
Eric Paul Riege, USA
Curtis Talwst Santiago, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada
Sable Elyse Smith, USA
Stephanie Taylor, USA
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Canada
The title of SITElines.2018 references Argentine writer Julio Cortázar’s 1946 short story “Casa tomada” (House Taken Over), which follows two shut-in siblings devoted to the care of their ancestral home. As a mysterious and unnamed presence begins to occupy parts of the house, they are eventually forced out onto the street without any material possessions. The exhibition plays off the ambiguities of this story, addressing the reciprocal and complex relationship between the ones who stay and the ones who leave, and those that belong and those that are outliers.
About the SITElines Team at SITE Santa Fe
Working with these three guest curators, the team at SITE includes Irene Hofmann, SITElines Director; Brandee Caoba, Assistant Curator; Joanne Lefrak, SITEcenter Director; Sage Sommer, Exhibitions Manager and Registrar, and John Cross, Lead Preparator.