This and That
This website presents documentation of a selection of projects I’ve developed, including curated exhibitions, published writing, and links to various happenings. This and That also incorporates all the blog entries published in the span of many years on Sideshows, where I penned thoughts emerging in the process of developing one project or other. For example, I wrote there on intuition, changing one's mind, and crying on airplanes. I published there several interviews, too.
Designed by Michelle Lin and Gerardo Madera, and with materials compiled with the assistance of Ivana Salander, This and That is structured by filters and inspired by narrative. I am building pages on this website while elaborating projects, and updating pages of past projects as materials surface. If you’ve worked on a project with me and can’t find information about it here, it’s probably because of a lack in documentation, so please reach out.
Thank you for visiting This and That. Your thoughts or suggestions are welcomed. Also, please visit Murmur, another online editorial project of a different sort. Here below is a short bio, written in third person for all practical purposes.
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy is an art curator, an occasional writer and a constant traveler. Since 2018, she is director of Kunstinstituut Melly, the institution formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. Just before this, she was the curator of contemporary art, from 2011 to 2017, at Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, which has headquarters in Caracas and New York. Sofía is also a board member of Council in Paris and Creative Time in New York.
In the past, Sofía has been director of Museo Tamayo in Mexico City and held curatorial positions in New York at Art in General and Americas Society. She has guest-curated exhibitions for The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, MALBA in Buenos Aires, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Vilnius, among other places. In 2013, Sofía was artistic director and chief curator of the 9a Bienal do Mercosul | Porto Alegre in Brazil; before that, she was an agent of dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel.
Sofía was born in Mexicali, Mexico and currently lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.