5 years, 3 curators, 3 world regions, 8 exhibitions

This initiative focuses successively on the selected regions, beginning with South and Southeast Asia. The Guggenheim invites one curator from each region to participate in overlapping two-year residencies in New York, during which they work in concert with the Guggenheim staff to identify and select collections of new or recent artworks, reflecting a range of each region's most salient cultural practices and intellectual discourses.

Works selected for the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative will be presented in travelling exhibition, each of which will be inaugurated at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, then shown in the focus region and/or in a major city elsewhere in the world. The works collected from all three regions will enter the permanent collection of the Guggenheim under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.


South and Southeast Asia

1st Phase: South and Southeast Asia with curator June Yap

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia presented 40 works from 27 artists which were collected for this first phase.

The works of 22 artists and collectives represent some of today's most compelling and innovative voices in South and Southeast Asia. First shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the touring exhibition was on view at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center from October 30, 2013, until February 16, 2014. After that it was shown at the CCA (Contemporary Center for Art) in Singapore from May 10 - July 20 2014.

Latin America

2nd Phase: Latin America with curator Pablo León de la Barra

The second phase of the project focuses on contemporary art from Latin America. Pablo León de la Barra has been selected as Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America.

The exhibition was shown at the Guggenheim Museum from June 13 - October 1 2014, featuring 50 works by 40 artists representing 15 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States (Puerto Rico), Uruguay and Venezuela. The exhibition was successively shown at the Jumex Museum in Mexico City from November 19 - February 7 2016

Middle East and North Africa

3rd Phase: Middle East and North Africa with curator Sara Raza

The third phase of Guggenheim UBS MAP, with curator Sara Raza, focuses on the Middle East and North Africa.

Artworks chosen by Sara Raza will enter the permanent collection and form the basis of an exhibition that opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on April 29 2016, and subsequently will travel to the region.