On the occasion of Various Others – a new cooperative project pairing institutions, off-spaces, galleries, and museums in Munich with others from abroad – Kunstverein München invites Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy (Director Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam) for a talk in the Kino about the institution's new programmatic direction, as well as the current debates about whether or not the institution's name should be changed, due to its controversial implications.
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy started her tenure as Director at the Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art in January 2018, after being the curator of contemporary art at Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in Caracas and New York from 2011 to 2017. In 2016-2017, she was also guest curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York. In 2013, she was artistic director and chief curator of the 9a Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre in Brazil. Prior, she was an agent of dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel, director of Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, and held curatorial positions in New York at Art in General and Americas Society. She is also a counselor for Instituto Alumnos in Mexico City, and is a board member of Creative Time in New York.