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.
Sideshows largely informed the architecture of This and That. 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. She was recently appointed director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, a position she will assume on January 1, 2018. In the meantime, and since 2011, she works as the curator of contemporary art for Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, which has headquarters in Caracas and New York. Sofía is also a counselor for Fundación Alumnos47 in Mexico City.
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 Brooklyn, USA. At the end of this year, she will relocate to Rotterdam, The Netherlands.