ICA Miami Panel Discussion, moderated by Gean Moreno


ICA Miami’s Art + Research Center presents a live program around the new initiatives in pedagogy that are emerging within traditional art institutions. The conversation will include Julia Morandeira, who is establishing the Informal School at CA2M—Centro Dos de Mayo in Madrid; the artistic collective Bik Van der Pol, who run the itinerant School of Missing Studies; Natalia Zuluaga, who spearheads The Program for Applied Artistic Research at Art Center/South Florida; and Gean Moreno, who runs the Art + Research Center at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. 


Bik Van der Pol is the artistic duo of Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol, which has been active since 1994. Their multilayered practice is concerned with the knowledge-production potentials of art and research and they seek to create platforms for communication and exchange in their projects. Bik Van der Pol have recently exhibited at CCA, Glasgow; Marie Louise Hessel Museum/CCS Bard; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Witte de With, and 2017 Gwanju and Sao Paulo Biennials. Big Van der Pol runs the itinerant School of Missing Studies.


Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga is an independent curator and researcher based in Madrid, where she established and co-directs (with Margarida Mendes) the alternative pedagogical platform, Escuelita at the CA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. Recent projects include the exhibitions ATLAS OF the ruins OF EUROPE in CentroCentro Madrid and Canibalia at the Kadist Foundation in Paris, the publication Be careful with each other so we can be dangerous together produced at Beta Local in Puerto Ricoand the founding of Cannibal House at the Cultural Centre of Spain in Costa Rica.

Natalia Zuluaga is a curator and researcher based in Miami, Florida. She is currently the Artistic Director at ArtCenter/South Florida where she oversees programming, education initiatives, and artist residencies. She currently works on a variety of collaborative curatorial and publishing projects including [NAME] Publications, The Office of Applied Complexity (OfAC) and PDP/PLP (Miami). Between 2007-2012 she managed the exhibition and publishing initiatives for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Miami).


Gean Moreno is Curator of Programs at ICA Miami, where he established and runs the Art + Research Center. He is on the Advisory Committee for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and serves on the editorial and advisory committees of several publications. He is the founder and current co-director of [NAME] Publications. His texts have appeared in numerous catalogues and anthologies, and he has written for various publications, including e-flux journal, Art in America, Kaleidoscope, and MONU—Magazine for Urbanism.


This program is presented by Untitled, Miami Beach exhibitor, ICA Miami (Miami), Booth C19.