Ian Cofre is a chilean independent curator and writer based in New York City, working primarily with emerging and established artists locally-based and from Latin America. Having studied Political Science and Economics at Columbia University, his main areas of interest are examining alternative economies and their modes of art production, turning the lens onto underrepresented artists and marginalized communities, and contextualizing artists cross-generationally. He also has experience as a Director for a LES gallery and as a Studio Manager for a high-profile contemporary artist. Recent projects include co-curating the exhibitions Bigger Than Shadows, DODGEgallery (New York, 2012) with Rich Blint; and both Tracing the Unseen Border, La MaMa La Galleria (New York, 2011) and Southern Exposure at Dumbo Arts Center (Brooklyn, 2009) with Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Other shows include Behind Closed Doors (2011), a curated solo project by Manuela Viera-Gallo at Y Gallery and The Doubtful Guest (2010) at Kill Devil...Hill in Greenpoint, NY. Recent publications include Arte al Día and co-writing an essay with Lopez-Chahoud for the Bronx Museum s Taking AIM!The Business of Being an Artist Today (2011) edited by Marysol Nieves. Profiles and reviews of exhibitions he has curated have appeared in The Art Newspaper, Arte al Día, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.