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Gerardo Contreras

Curator, Writer

Gerardo Contreras has always been done with the art world establishment. He calls his Preteen Gallery an “ongoing curatorial experiment.” Based in Mexico City, Contreras, who is a writer as well as curator, doesn’t feel confined to the city. He can work wherever in the world he can find “beauty, a good psychiatrist, and easy access to prescription medication.” Here, he describes what he thinks makes a good curator. We previously spoke to him about the pain of the creative process.

What makes a good curator?

A curator must be fucked in the head, perpetually manic, and always, always working.

What makes a good curator?

A good curator is not in it for the money.

What makes a good curator?

A curator is passionate.

What makes a good curator?

A curator is restless and confused.

What makes a good curator?

A good curator’s work is weird.

What makes a good curator?

A good curator is often an architect.

What makes a good curator?

Of course, I abuse drugs, I’m an art curator.

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