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Magali Arriola lecture

Live and work in Mexico City

Magali Arriola is an art critic and independent curator currently living in Mexico City. She was curator at Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo between 2011 and 2014, where she curated exhibitions of artists such as James Lee Byars (co-produced with MoMA PS1), Guy de Cointet and Danh Vo, as well as collective shows displaying works from the Jumex Collection. She was chief curator of Museo Tamayo between 2009 and 2011 where she organized exhibitions and projects with artists such as Roman Ondák, Joachim Koester, Claire Fontaine, Adriá Julià and Julio Morales.

Independent projects include: The Sweet Burnt Smell of History: The 8th Panama Biennial (2008); Prophets of Deceit (Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, 2006); What once passed for a future, or The landscapes of the living dead (Art2102, Los Angeles, 2005); How to Learn to Love the Bomb and Stop Worrying about it (CANAIA, México City / Central de Arte at WTC, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2003–04); and Alibis (Mexican Cultural Institute, Paris / Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2002). From 1998 to 2001, she was chief curator at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in México City and visiting curator at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco in 2006. Arriola has extensively written for books and catalogues, and has contributed to publications such as Spike, Manifesta Journal, Afterall and The Exhibitionist, among others.

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