Paola Santoscoy

Art Critic for Denver Post says ‘Bienniel in Good Hands’

Kyle McMillan, art critic for the Denver Post, says the dubious Denver Biennial is now in good hands and its time to give the organizers a chance to prove themselves. The curator chosen to handle the visual art portion of this “hemisfair” is Paola Santoscoy, a Mexican curator and writer who has never handled an exhibition of this size, but does have experience working internationally.

McMillan observes:

The plain-spoken lead curator has her feet planted firmly on the ground, with a steely determination and sense of reality. She knows exactly what is possible in the time frame, and she is methodically setting about making it happen.

Her working title for the exhibition is “The Nature of Things” from the Roman poet Lucretius and she has already selected Peruvian artist Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, who is featured in an exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. In this previous article by McMillan, Santsocoy admits the project is risky.

top photo: Paola Santoscoy
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