Cuauhtemoc Medina Named Chief Curator of The MUAC, Mexico
The Coordination of Cultural Diffusion of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, through its General Direction of Visual Arts, announced that Cuauhtemoc Medina, critic, art curator, and investigator of the Institute of Aesthetic Investigation of the academic institution, will assume the position of chief curator of the Contemporary Art University Museum (MUAC), replacing María Inés Rodríguez.
Cuauhtemoc Medina is an art critic, curator, and historian. Since 1992 he has been a full time investigator of the Institute of Aesthetic Investigation of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. From 2002 to 2008 he was the first Associate Curator for the Latin American collection of the Tate Modern in London. He has written extensively about contemporary art and, since 2000, he maintained the column El ojo breve in the newspaper Reforma of Mexico City. Among the projects he has formed there are: Cuando la fe mueve montañas, Lima, Peru, 2001) by Francis Alÿs; 20 Million Mexicans can´t be wrong (South London Gallery, 2002); La era de la discrepancia: Arte y cultura visual en México 1968–1997 (in collaboration with Olivier Debroise, Pilar García and Alvaro Vazquez, 2007-2008); Teresa Margolles' project for the Mexican Pavilion at the 2009 Venetian Biennial: ¿De qué otra cosa podemos hablar?; El espectro rojo. Fetiches críticos. Residuos de la economía general, at the CM2 of Madrid (in collaboration with Mariana Botey and Helena Chávez, 2010-2011); and the one year long exposition Dominó Caníbal in the Contemporary Art Project (PAC) of Murcia, Spain (2010). In 2012, Medina was Chief Curator of the 9 Manifest Biennial in Genk, Belgium, titled The Deep of the Modern (in collaboration with Katerina Gregos and Dawn Ades). In that same year he received the Walter Hopps Curatorial Merit Award.
Medina has a Doctorate in History and Theory of Art for the Essex University in Great Britain and obtained his Bachelors in History from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM).