María Elena Ortiz is a writer and curator living in Miami. Currently, she is Associate Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), where she has curated several exhibitions including Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors, Ulla von Brandenburg: It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon, At the Crossroads: Critical Film and Video from the Caribbean, Firelei Báez: Bloodlines, Carlos Motta: Histories for the Future, among others. In 2015, she also curated Video Islands at the Anthology Film Archive, New York. From 2011 to 2013, Ortiz was the Curator of Contemporary Arts at the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City, where she organized several projects including Carlos Motta, The Shape of Freedom and Rita Ponce de León: David. In 2012, she curated Wherever You Roam at the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach. She has collaborated with international and national institutions such as El Museo del Barrio, New York; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; Tarble Arts Center, Charleston; The New Museum, New York; New Langton Arts, San Francisco; Teorética, San Jose, Costa Rica; the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco; and Tate Modern, London. Ortiz has contributed to writing platforms such as Fluent Collaborative, Curating Now, and Terremoto Magazine. In 2014, she was the recipient of the The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and Independent Curators International (ICI) Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean.