Foundation

Fundación Cervieri Monsuárez is an art organization created by Virginia Cervieri and Pablo Monsuárez. From its space in José Ignacio, Uruguay, it offers an extensive exhibition program that promotes both emerging and established artists. The Foundation was born out of its commitment to creativity and aims to promote the arts in Uruguay and the world. It seeks to promote art and its transformative power on people and communities.

Art Space

The Cervieri Monsuárez Foundation building is one of the latest projects conceived by Rafael Viñoly. Its objective is to provide a unique experience in the landscape of the peninsula at the entrance of José Ignacio. Its most unique feature is the curved wall built with huge blocks of stone carved by hand by master Peruvian artisans, crowned by a native forest, as if the whole had been extracted directly from Machu Picchu. Its interior spaces are designed to be the ideal container for the most relevant contemporary artistic proposals of the region.

Founders

Virginia Cervieri and Pablo Monsuárez, both doctors in Law and Social Sciences and founders of Cervieri Monsuárez firm, are the creators of the Cervieri Monsuárez Foundation.
Their passion for art has led them, for several years now, to undertake a collecting facet that promotes the work of national contemporary artists.
The creation of an art space that makes this local artistic production visible and, in addition, combines it with outstanding temporary international exhibitions, shows their commitment to strengthening cultural programs with a high impact on our society.
The Cervieri Monsuárez Foundation contributes to the Corporate Social Responsibility of Cervieri Monsuárez firm.

Advisors

Martín Craciun

Martin Craciun (Uruguay, 1980) is an independent curator, advisor, lecturer and researcher in the field of arts and contemporary culture. He has developed exhibitions, workshops and performances in most of the exhibition spaces, cultural centers and galleries in Uruguay, as well as projects in America, Europe and Asia. Since 2020 he has been general curator of the SUBTE Montevideo Arts Center and advises the Department of Culture of the Municipal Administration of Montevideo. He represented Uruguay at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010 and 2014, at the XII Havana Biennial 2015, the VII and XI Mercosur Biennial. He was curator of the Cultural Program of the Este Arte Contemporary Art Fair (2016, 2017, 2018). He co-directed AMORIR a place for artistic, aesthetic and political practices (2007-2008).

Martín Pelenur

Martin Pelenur (Uruguay, 1977) is a visual artist and cultural producer. He has directed La Pecera since 2013 in La Barra, Punta del Este, a self-managed space for the development of visual arts in Uruguay. As an artist he has an extensive career that began in the early 2000s with numerous individual and group exhibitions inside and outside Uruguay, highlighting recent ones: Línea Merín at the Atchugarry Museum of Contemporary Art (Manantiales, Uruguay, 2022), Red Shift at the Gallery del Paseo (Lima, Peru, 2023) and Square Pegs at KateFerri Projects (New York, United States, 2023).

Coordinator

Rodrigo González

Rodrigo González Di Carlo (Uruguay, 1994) is an artistic producer with special interest in the creation of exhibition and editorial projects in visual arts. He graduated from the Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts at the Catholic University of Uruguay, and has taken numerous seminars and specializations to deepen his training. Since 2020 he has been based in the department of Maldonado, developing his professional practice in the management, production and curation of institutional and independent projects. Recent exhibitions include: Christo & Jeanne-Claude in Uruguay, Desenlace by Guillermo Kuitca and Quintaesencia by Julio Le Parc.

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