Chacón Pino, Mateo

Research Associate | Art and Society

Studies in art history, theory and history of photography, as well as modern German literature at the University of Zurich. Master’s thesis on the discursive influence of state art funding using the example of the Swiss SüdKulturFonds. Participation in the Curatorial Programme at the art center De Appel, Amsterdam (2016-2017), and the Artistic and Curatorial Thing, SixtyEight Art Institute (2018), Copenhagen. Collaboration with the School of Commons at the Zurich University of the Arts (2020). Editor of the platform Do Nothing Curating. Published articles in Arts of the Working Class, Provence, and Reading Rämistrasse.

Curated exhibitions and projects at the art center De Appel, Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Leipzig, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, as well as the Plateaux Festival (2019), Samstagern. Assistant management of the LISTE Art Fair (2016), Basel. Founder and director of the art space Arbenz, Zurich.