Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós are curators and art theorists based in Paris, as well as the founders of the curatorial platform a people is missing - le peuple qui manque. Being at the crossroad between contemporary art, theory and research, a people is missing produces exhibitions, curatorial projects and international symposiums. Among the last exhibitions they have curated are: La frontera nos cruzo (Museo de la Inmigracion, Buenos Aires, 2015) ; Post-exotism (New Haven Fort, UK, 2015) ; Cinéma Permanent in Leiris & Co, Centre Pompidou Metz, 2015; Beyond the Magiciens Effect, Fondation Gulbenkian, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, 2015; The Accelerationist Trial, Centre Pompidou, 2014; Geography is used, primarily, to make war, Museo de la Memoria, Bogota, 2014; A Thousand Years of Non Linear History, Centre Pompidou, 2013. They recently edited the publication Géoesthétique, a collective project focussing on the spatial turn in art (Editions B42, 2014), and Afropolitan Histories of Art, a double issue (nos. 53-54) of the journal Multitudes (2014). Kantuta Quirós is an Associate Professor at the l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Nantes. Aliocha Imhoff teaches at Université Paris 1.
Kantuta Quiros and Aliocha Imhoff graduated from the University Paris VIII in Philosophy and Film Studies. They are currently studying for a Ph.D in Art Theory at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. They are both members of the Institut de Recherche ACTE-CNRS-Paris 1- Panthéon Sorbonne, the editorial board of the French philosophical review Multitudes, and the network Research and Globalization (Centre Pompidou). Kantuta Quiros has also worked for the Experimental Film Department of the Centre Pompidou (2007-2011). She was a lecturer at the Université Paris VIII, in charge of the film collection of the experimental film and avant-garde video distributor Cinédoc-Paris Films Coop. Since 2009, she is a member of the scientific committee of the Festival Hors Pistes at the Centre Pompidou museum. Aliocha Imhoff has also worked for the Bureau du Soutien à la Création, at the CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques) and the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. He has written an expert report about independent and experimental cinema for the GNCR (Groupement National des Cinémas de Recherche). Aliocha Imhoff has also collaborated with international artists such as ORLAN and Xavier Veilhan.
Rebuild Foundation, in partnership with independent curator Guillaume Désanges, the French Embassy, and the Institut français welcomed Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós as curators-in-residence of the Méthode Room residency program. On November 1, 2015, Imhoff and Quirós, began their ten-week project, A Government of Times. The project, the second in the Méthode Room residency series, featured an exhibition at Rebuild’s Archive House from December 12 – January 25.
Curators and art theorists based in Paris, Imhoff and Quirós are founders of the curatorial platform a people is missing – le peuple qui manque. At the intersection of contemporary art, theory, and research, they produce exhibitions, curatorial projects, and international symposiums. Their Chicago project, A Government of Times, will explore alternative theories of history and time put forward by contemporary artists and thinkers to understand how a radically alternative future can shift a narrative of suffering to action for social change.
le peouple qui manque were the second curators selected to participate in the Méthode Room residency program at the Rebuild Foundation. While in Chicago, curatorial residents will lived at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, a 32 unit mixed-income housing complex redeveloped through a partnership between the Chicago Housing Authority, Brinshore Development and the Rebuild Foundation.