GLOBAL INITIATIVE: International Curatorial Research Program (ICRP) - Lecture
Magali Arriola, Independent Curator, Mexico City
11.16.2017 | 7pm

Presented in collaboration with Artadia's Art & Dialogue Series



Magali Arriola is an art critic and independent curator. She was curator at Fundación Juemx Arte Contemporáneo between 2011 and 2014, where she organized exhibitions of artists such as James Lee Byars (co-curated with Peter Eleey and co-produced with MoMA PS1), Guy de Cointet and Danh Vo, and curated shows contextualizing works from the Jumex Collection. She was Chief Curator of Museo Tamayo between 20009-2011 where she curated exhibitions and projects with artists such as Roman Ondák, Joachim Koester, Claire Fontaine, Adrià Julia, and Julio Morales. She was visiting curator at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco in 2006 where she curated Prophets of Deceit. From 1998 to 2001 she was Chief Curator at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in mexico City where she worked with a generation of artists that included Eduardo Abaroa, Francis Alÿs, Miguel Caldron, Daniela Rossell and Pablo Vargas Lugo. Her independent projects include The Sweet Burnt Smell of History, 8th Panama Biennial (2008); What once passed for a future, or the landscape of the living dead, Art2102, Los Angeles (2005); How to Learn to Love the Bomb and Stop Worrying About It, CANAIA, Mexico City and Central de Arte at WTC, Guadalajara, Mexico (2003-2004); Alibis, Mexican Cultural Institute, Paris, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2002); Erógena, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, SMAK, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (2000); and Peter Greenway, Painting and Artifice, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (1997) among others. Arriola has written extensively for books, catalogues and has contributed to publications such as Artforum, Curate, Frieze, Mousse, Manifesta Journal, and The Exhibitionist among others.


Artadia's Art & Dialogue is one of the myriad ways that Artadia supports artists throughout their careers and engages local audiences. Art & Dialogue brings a Visiting Curator to artists' studios, building lasting professional connections. The program also aspires to help artists achieve critical success through inclusion in exhibitions.

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