MEXICO CITY – WHO’S THE CURRENT DIRECTOR OF MUAC?
Amanda de la Garza (Monclova, México, 1981) has been named the Director General of Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and head of its University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC).
As the university’s top cultural executive, de la Garza will also oversee the operations of both the Museo Experimental El Eco, which was designed by German artist Mathias Goeritz in 1953 and acquired by the university in 2004, and the University Museum of Science and Art (MUCA-Roma), a research and exhibition space centered around design, architecture, and contemporary art.
In her new role, de la Garza is planning to refocus the MUAC’s curatorial program and will organize more exhibitions, research projects, and commissions of works that address feminist, gender-related, and aesthetic-political issues. She will also strive to expand on her predecessor Graciela de la Torre’s work toward strengthening MUAC’s reputation as an invaluable university
Since 2012, De la Garza worked as Deputy Curator at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC-UNAM).
She has a degree in Sociology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), with a specialty in Cultural Anthropology from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM Iztapalapa) and is an intern of the Master in Art History-Curatorial Studies at UNAM.
Her lines of research have focused on video installation, the relationship between contemporary art and literature, as well as documentary photography. She has published interviews, reviews, popular and academic articles in national and foreign magazines, as well as essays in catalogs on literature, poetry, contemporary dance, photography, architecture, urban planning and contemporary art.