Public Lecture Series 2018

Danilo Eccher – January 25, 3 pm, DLS-CSB 12F SDA Cinema
Danilo Eccher is an independent art critic and curator. Previously Director of the MACRO Museum in Rome and GAM (Gallery of Modern Art) in Turin, Eccher has recently curated solo exhibitions of Jannis Kounellis, Albert Oehlen and Sean Scully. Join Danilo as he discusses Italian Contemporary Art.

Anthony Huberman – February 8, 3pm, DLS-CSB 12F SDA Cinema
Anthony Huberman is the Director of The Artist’s Institute of New York and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art. He was former chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis where he initiated The Front Room, an ongoing exhibition series with young artists. He has previously worked as a curator at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2006–7) and at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York (2003–6), and as director of education and public programs at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York (1999–2003). He has published numerous articles in art periodicals, including Artforum, Afterall, Mousse, and DotDotDot.

Pablo León de la Barra – Lecture date to be announced.
Pablo Leon de la Barra (born 1972, Mexico City) received his PhD in histories and theories from the Architectural Association, London. An independent curator based in London and New York, he has curated and co-curated exhibitions in institutions such as Casa Luis Barragan, Museo Tamayo, apexart, Art in General, The Architecture Foundation; lectured and participated in international symposiums such as Serpentine Gallery Marathon, Cisneros Seminar, Rethinking Latin American Art Symposium; and written for numerous publications. In 2012, he received the first Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. He is currently in a two-year residency at the Guggenheim Museum after being selected the second curator for the Guggenheim UBS Map Global Art Initiative in 2013. He organized Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today. His talk at the SDA Cinema on 16 November, Thursday, 3 pm is on the art of Latin America.

Pauline J. Yao – Lecture date to be announced.
Pauline J. Yao , lead curator for Visual Arts of M+ in Hong Kong, was formerly Assistant Curator of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. She co-founded Arrow, an alternative space in Beijing and was the inaugural recipient of the Chinese Contemporary Art Award’s Art Critic Award. she is a regular contributor to Artforum, e-flux Journal, and Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. Ms Yao will be speaking about M+ as well as her curatorial projects


Susanne Pfeffer – Lecture date to be announced.

Susanne Pfeffer is an art historian and curator based in Germany. She has been director at the Fridericianum in Kassel since 2013. Pfeffer is currently serving as curator for the German Pavilion at the 57th Biennale di Venezia presenting Anne Imhof’s exhibition Faust, which was awarded the Golden Lion for best national pavilion. She curated the Swiss Pavilion at the 56th Biennale di Venezia, presenting an immersive installation ‘Our Product’ by Pamela Rosenkranz. Pfeffer has served as a curator for the São Paulo Biennale and the Lyon Biennale, as well as the Tel Aviv Art Museum, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and the Museion Bozen. She was previously chief curator of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (2007–2012), curator and consultant at MoMA PS1 in New York and was artistic director of Künstlerhaus Bremen (2004-2006).


All lectures are free and open to the public. Bookings will be accepted via email ( For more information, please call 2305100 loc 3897 and look for Mary Ann Pernia.