18-22 February – Amanda de la Garza Mata
Amanda de la Garza Mata
Adjunct Curator at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC, UNAM), Mexico-City
Lives and works in Mexico City. Amanda is curator, art historian and poet. She holds a BA in Sociology, and a MA in Social Anthropology and is pursuing a MA in Art History-Curatorial Studies. She has developed curatorial projects in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Spain and USA. De la Garza Mata has been awarded the Emerging Curators Prize, Frontiers Biennial, and several research grants in Mexico and abroad. Some of her recent curatorial projects include Leandro Katz. Project For the Day You’ll Love Me and the Ghost Dance (MUAC, 2018), Tlacolulokos (LALA-PST, Getty Foundation / Los Angeles Central Library, 2017), Ignasi Duarte. Fictional Conversations (MUAC, 2017), Oscar Santillán. Macula (MUAC, 2017), To the Artist of the World. The Museum of Solidarity Salvador Allende. Mexico/Chile 1971-1977 (MUAC-MSSA, Santiago, Chile, 2016); Isaac Julien. Playtime & Kapital (MUAC, 2016); The thick sap. Equidistant essays on the tropics (Casa del Lago, Mexico City, 2016), Jeremy Deller. The infinitely ideal of the popular (MUAC, CA2M, Madrid, 2015); Harun Farocki. Vision.Production.Opression (MUAC, 2014) and Hito Steyerl. Circulationism (MUAC, 2014), these last three projects co-curated with Cuauhtémoc Medina. She has published poems, interviews, reviews and academic articles in local and international journals on subjects such as poetry, documentary photography, urban studies and contemporary art. She is interested in interdisciplinary practices in contemporary art that involve poetry, sound, cinema, Social Sciences, archival research and contemporary dance.