Born in 1980s Paris, Dorothée Dupuis is a curator, art critic and editor of contemporary art. Her practice focuses on the intersection between art and politics, seen from a transfeminist, post-Marxist, decolonial and anti-racist perspective.
Since 2013, she has been the director and founder of the magazine Terremoto and the publishing house Temblores Publicaciones, based in Mexico City. Before her move to Mexico in 2012, she was director of the contemporary art and residency centre Triangle-Astérides in Marseille, from 2007 to 2012, and assistant curator at the Centre Pompidou from 2005 to 2007. Since 2012, Dorothée Dupuis has been an independent curator and writes about Art in the Americas in Terremoto and in other international publications.
Her research project at Villa Medici is entitled “REBEL PERSPECTIVES. The feminist curatorial exercise in institutions in the present time in the light of Italian feminism of the 1970s”. Since 2019, Dorothée Dupuis has been pursuing a phase of theoretical research and writing on a curatorial format that she has been practicing since the beginning of her curatorial career: exhibiting women artists, seen from the field of curatorial studies.
This research is an immersion in the project that has animated feminists in the Western art world since the 1970s, according to which there is a debt to women artists, which the exhibition of women artists could somehow ‘pay’. At Villa Medici, she wishes to use the legacy of Italian feminism of the 1970s revisited in our contemporary era as the theoretical, affective and conceptual framework to push forward the writing of the book Payer la dette : l’exposition d’artistes femmes comme provocation.
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