Magali Arriola

Magali Arriola is an art critic and independent curator. She was a curator of the Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo between 2011 and 2014, where she curated exhibitions by artists such as James Lee Byars (co-curated with Peter Eleey and co-produced with MoMA-PS1), Guy de Cointet and Danh Vo, as well as collective exhibitions with items from the collection. She was the head curator of the Tamayo Museum between 2009 and 2011 where she curated exhibitions and projects by artists such as Roman Ondák, Joachim Koester, Claire Fontaine, Adriá Julia and Julio Morales. Among her independent projects we could highlight El dulce olor a quemado de la historia (The Sweet Smell of Burnt History)  – 8th Biennale of Panama (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); Cómo aprender a amar la bomba y dejar de preocuparse por ella (How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) (CANAIA, Mexico DF / Central de Arte at WTC, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2003-2004); Coartadas (Mexican Cultural Institute, Paris /Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2002). From 1998 to 2001 she was the head curator of the Carrillo Gil Museum in Mexico city, and was a guest curator at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco in 2006. Arriola has written books and catalogues and has collaborated with journals such as Frieze, Artforum, Mousse, Manifesta Journal, Afterall and The Exhibitionist, among others.