|Nacimiento:||1982 en Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México|
|Residencia:||Reside en México|
I am an art historian and curator born in Mexico City in 1982. My focus is on the modern and contemporary art of the Americas from a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective. I got my MA from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 2008, and my PhD at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) in 2015. My research has been supported by the Smithsonian Institution, the Terra Foundation in American Art, the Fulbright-García Robles Scholarship Program, the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes-Mexico, the Ralph R. Nelson Graduate Continuing Fellowship, and the University of Essex, among others. I have published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and catalog essays in Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. I'm currently working on a book manuscript on the rise of a diasporic culture of images from Latin America into the U.S., in which I specifically delve into the migration and multiple iterations of the icon of Mexican Revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata across the Mexico-U.S. border. I am also completing the anthology "History’s Bodies: A Nineteenth-Century Latin American Art Reader," co-edited with Andrea Giunta, forthcoming by Duke University Press in 2016. I have taught courses on Latin American art and art theory at institutions such as UT Austin, UNAM, Universidad Iberoamericana, and Universidad Veracruzana. In fall 2015 I taught the graduate seminar "Pasados dislocados: nación, raza y género en el arte latinoamericano" at UNAM. Since 2015 I am the Deputy Director for Public Programs at UNAM's Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), where I previously served as Academic Curator and coordinator of Campus Expandido, the museum's academic program. From 2009 to 2015 I served as Graduate Coordinator of UT Austin's Center for Latin American Visual Studies. Between 2007 and 2009, I was the senior cataloguer for the Photographic Collection of Fundación Televisa, and the assistant curator for the 20th century collection of the Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL). I have co-curated exhibitions such as “Mirar desde el aire. Aerofotografía en la ciudad de México 1932-1969” (GDF, Mexico, 2007); “Materia y sentido: el arte mexicano en la mirada de Octavio Paz” (MUNAL Mexico, 2009); “Images of the Mexican” (Centre for Fine Arts-BOZAR, Belgium, 2010); “El éxodo mexicano: los heroes en la mira del arte” (MUNAL Mexico, 2010); and “Counter-Archives to the Narco-City” (Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Indiana). I'm currently co-curating with Amanda de la Garza a binational exhibit on art and politics in Chile and Mexico in the 1970s that will interrogate questions of solidarity, socialism, exile, the Chilean dictatorship and the Mexican Dirty War, among other topics. This show will open in summer 2016 at MUAC and then will travel to the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende in Santiago. Additionally, I am co-founder of the the art consulting initiative AUR A in which, in connection with interdisciplinary groups, we develop projects and creative content for art museums, institutions, and nonprofits in Mexico and Latin America.
Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (MPBA) / Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México
Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA) / Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
MUAC - Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo de México D.F. / Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México