writer and curator, Berlin

Michèle Faguet is a writer and curator. Faguet is a graduate of the MA program in Art History at Columbia University, New York. She has taught critical theory at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá (2002–2003) and was a visiting curator at the Banff Center, Banff, and a guest lecturer at the California College of the Arts MA Curatorial Practice program, San Francisco and the Dutch Art Institute, Enschede. In addition she has served as director/curator of the Or Gallery, Vancouver (2005–2007); Espacio La Rebeca, Bogotá (2002–2005); and La Panadería, Mexico City (2000–2001); as adjunct curator of the Alliance Française, Bogotá (2004–2005); and exhibitions coordinator of the Swiss Institute, New York (1997–1999). Faguet has organized exhibitions with a diverse group of international artists including Sharon Hayes, Miguel Calderón, Javier Téllez, Wilson Díaz, Kristin Lucas, and Phil Collins. She has written extensively on contemporary art for a variety of publications, with a special interest on the contextualization of recent practices from Chile and Colombia. Recent publications include: “New York, Capital of the Third World,” Local People: Johanna Unzueta, Queens Museum of Art (2009); “Pornomiseria or How Not to Make a Documentary Film,” Afterall (Summer 2009); “Soy mi madre: Conversation between Phil Collins and Michèle Faguet,” El Tiempo Celeste (Spring 2009); and “Je est un autre: la estetización de la miseria,” Ensayos sobre Arte Contemporáneo en Colombia 2008 (2008). She is a 2008 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Faguet currently lives and works in Berlin.