Carmen Cuenca and Andrea Torreblanca: Visual Arts Guest Lecture
Carmen Cuenca (Mexico City,1958) is Executive Director of INSITE Proyectos de Arte AC, the non-profit established to facilitate the development of INSITE in Mexico. She has played key roles with INSITE since 1993—from overseeing the production and permitting of artists projects to promoting and maintaining binational institutional collaborations to directing administration and fundraising efforts. In addition to her involvement with INSITE over the past twenty-seven years, Cuenca was Director of the Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City (2011-2014); Subdirector for Visual Arts at the Centro Cultural Tijuana (2006-2009) where she oversaw the construction of EL CUBO, the city’s first traditional museum space; and Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute at the Mexican Consulate in San Diego. Cuenca studied Art History at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
Andrea Torreblanca (Mexico City, 1979) has a master’s in curatorial studies from CCS, Bard College, New York. Torreblanca has held several curatorial positions in Mexican institutions, including Associate Curator at the Museo Tamayo; Coordinator at Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros; Deputy Director for the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art; and Collection Manager at the Museo de las Californias at CECUT. She is currently the Director of Curatorial Projects at INSITE, for which she conceived Commonplaces, a curatorial platform being developed in different regions around the world, including Baja California (MX)-San Diego (US), where she is the editor-curator of the five-year project The Sedimentary Effect. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the INSITE Journal.