Established in April 2005 in Barcelona, Latitudes is an independent curatorial office that works with artists, institutions and organizations to collaborate and facilitate temporary and ongoing projects.
Latitudes co-founders and co-directors, Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, visited Australia as part of Gertrude Contemporary’s Visiting Curators Program. During their time at Gertrude Contemporary, Max and Mariana led an intensive program with the Gertrude team, which examined off-site and expanded curatorial modes. They completed a number of studio visits with Melburnian artists, and met with local curators. In addition to this, Max and Mariana presented a Lunchtime Art Forum at MADA: Monash Art Design and Architecture. During their time in Australia, from the 12th of May until the 7th of June 2014, Max and Mariana also visited Sydney and Hobart.
Recent projects include 'Lawrence Weiner – The Crest of a Wave', Fundació Suñol, Barcelona (2008); 'Portscapes', a series of ten commissions in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2009) and participation in the two editions of 'No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents' (X Initiative, New York, 2009, and Tate Modern, London, 2010). Latitudes was a partner organisation in 'The Last Newspaper' at the New Museum, New York (2010–11), and was the guest curator of 'Amikejo', the 2011 season of Laboratorio 987, project space of MUSAC, León, Spain. In 2012, Latitudes ‘The Dutch Assembly’, an accumulation of thirty continuous events by art institutions and artists from The Netherlands, for ARCOmadrid and later that year developed the interview-based research project #OpenCurating.
See a chronology of Max and Mariana's tweets during the program here.
This residency was in partnership with MADA: Monash School of Art Design and Architecture), as part of Gertrude Contemporary’s Visiting Curator’s Program.