Magalí Arriola

Magalí Arriola (Paris, 1970) is an art critic and curator currently living in Mexico City. Since February 2012, she is the Curator of Fundación/Colección Jumex. She was Chief Curator of Museo Tamayo from 2009-2011, where she presented exhibitions and projects with artists such as Roman Ondák, Joachim Koester, Claire Fontaine, Adrià Julià, and Julio Morales. Her independent projects include: The Sweet Burnt Smell of History: The 8th Panama Biennial (2008); Prophets of Deceit at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2006); What Once Passed for a Future, or The Landscapes of the Living Dead at Art2102, Los Angeles (2005); How to Learn to Love the Bomb and Stop Worrying About It at CANAIA, México City and Central de Arte at WTC, Guadalajara, Mexico (2003-2004); Alibis at the Mexican Cultural Institute, Paris and Witte de With, Rotterdam (2002). From 1998 to 2001, she was chief curator at the Museo Carrillo Gil in México City, and visiting curator at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco in 2006. Arriola has written extensively for catalogues and has contributed to publications such as Spike, Manifesta Journal, Afterall, and The Exhibitionist, among others.


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