Imperfect Idler or When Things Disappear Curator

Gabriela Rangel is a Venezuelan writer and curator based in New York. Rangel holds an M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; an M.A. in Media and Communications Studies from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela; and a B.A. in Film Studies from the International Film School at San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.

Since 2004, she is Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator at the Americas Society Art Gallery. Her previous positions include Assistant Curator of Latin American Art and Programs Coordinator for the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Researcher at the Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas; and Assistant Curator at the Fundación Cinemateca Nacional, Caracas.

In addition to curating numerous exhibitions on contemporary art, she has contributed critical writings to Art in America, Bomb, Trans, and Parkett and has edited a number of publications, including the symposium volume for SITAC 8 (Mexico City, 2011) and the exhibition catalogues Marta Minujín: MINUCODEs ,Arturo Herrera: Les Noces (both Americas Society, New York, 2011) and The Art of Friendship: Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges, among many others. Additionally, she edited SITAC VIII (Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo de México, 2010-11). Her selected essays have appeared in Da Adversidade Vivemos: Artistes d’Amerique Latine (Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2001), Liliana Porter (Centro de Arte Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 2004), Claudio Perna: Arte Social (Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, 2004), Arte no es Vida (Museo del Barrio, New York, 2008), and Larger Than Life: Javier Téllez and Vasco Araujo (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2010).