Unsettled Landscapes

Unsettled Landscapes

Curated by SITE Santa Fe
Contemporary Art Center   | show bio

About SITE Santa Fe

Candice Hopkins

Born in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, 1977, lives and works in Albuquerque.

Candice Hopkins has held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Canada, the Western Front, and the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre. She received her MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Hopkins’ writings on history, art and vernacular architecture have been published by MIT Press, BlackDog Publishing, Fillip, the National Museum of the American Indian, among others, and she has lectured widely including at the Witte de With, Tate Modern, Artists Space, and the Dakar Biennale. In 2012 Hopkins presented a keynote lecture on the “sovereign imagination” for dOCUMENTA (13). Recent curatorial projects include Before The Internet: Networks and Art at Western Front, Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, a multi-site exhibition in Winnipeg, and Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada.

Lucía Sanromán

Born in Guadalajara, México, 1971, educated in Victoria, British Columbia, lives & works in Mexico City

Lucía Sanromán is an independent curator and writer. From 2006 to 2011, she served as Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, where curated numerous exhibitions and led editorial projects. Her current focus lies in investigating aesthetics in relation to efficacy and public practice, and in testing the limits between aesthetics and positivist models of thought. Recent projects include participation as curator for Political Equator 3 (2011), Proyecto Coyote for Encuentro Internacional de Medellin 2011 (MDE11), and Anomalia for the University Art Gallery at UC San Diego (2012). She is the editor with Cesar Garcia of Marcos Ramírez ERRE published by INBA SITE Santa Fe | 1606 Paseo de Peralta | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | T 505.989.1199 | and Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (2012). Sanroman has been awarded the 2012 Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship for Citizen Culture: Art and Architecture Shape Policy, an exhibition and research project organized by the Santa Monica Museum of Art for September 2014.

Irene Hofmann

Born in New York, 1969, lives in Santa Fe.

Irene Hofmann is the Phillips Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe. Previously she was Executive Director of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. At the Contemporary, she organized exhibitions such as Cell Phone, the first museum survey of artworks created using cell phone technologies; St. Cecilia, a new commission and national touring exhibition of works by Chicago-based artist Joseph Grigely, and Broadcast, a large-scale exhibition that explored artistic interventions into broadcast radio and television. She has also held positions at the Orange County Museum of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. She holds a BA in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis, and a MA in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Janet Dees

Born New York, 1976, lives in Santa Fe.

Janet Dees is currently a Curator at SITE Santa Fe, and formerly served as the Assistant Curator since 2011. From 2008-10 she was the Eugene V. Thaw Curatorial Fellow at SITE. Dees is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Art History, University of Delaware. She received her BA in Art History and African-American Studies from Fordham University, New York and her MA in Art History from the University of Delaware She has co-curated several exhibitions at SITE Including: Time-Lapse (2012), Agitated Histories (2011), Ruth Claxton, Amy Cutler, & Runa Islam (2011), One on One (2010) and Talking Pictures (2009). She is curator of Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative, which premired at SITE in 2013, and Unsuspected Possibilities: Leonardo Drew, Sarah Oppenheimer & Marie Watt slated for 2015. She has contributed to publications for SITE Santa Fe, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the National Museum of the American Indian, among others. From 2001-03 she was Assistant Director of the Roger Smith Gallery, New York. Dees has worked in curatorial and education departments at a number of institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The African Burial Ground National Monument, New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia and the University of Delaware Museums- Paul R. Jones Collection.
July 14, 2014
SITE Santa Fe launches SITElines.2014: Unsettled Landscapes, the first edition of SITE Santa Fe's new biennial series with a focus on contemporary art from the Americas opening July 20, 2014 and on view through January 11, 2015.

Unsettled Landscapes looks at the urgencies, political conditions and historical narratives that inform the work of contemporary artists across the Americas. Through three themes – landscape, territory and trade – this exhibition expresses the interconnections between representations of the land, movement across the land, and economies and resources derived from the land.

Unsettled Landscapes will include 45 artists and artists' collaboratives from 16 countries. Of these works included in the exhibition, there will be 13 new commissions, large-scale installations, significant new works, and off-site projects.
Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Projects


Typed text on found 1920s notary registry sheers. Courtesy of the artist

Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York

Two acres of wheat planted and harvested by the artist on a landfill in Manhattan's financial district, a block from Wall Street and the World Trade Center, summer 1982.

Commissioned by Public Art Fund, New York City. Copyright Agnes Denes, Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Live video feed. Courtesy of the artist.

HD video in framed monitor, Courtesy of the artist and Michael Strum Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

Courtesy of the artist and Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York

Courtesy of the artist and Sargent’s Daughters Gallery, New York


Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, and Galeria Nara Roesler.
Photo: the artist and Leonide Principe

Courtesy of the artist and Catronia Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver