Mariana Botey

Mariana Botey (Mexico City, 1969) is an artist and critic who lives and works in San Diego and Mexico City. She received her Ph.D. in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine in 2010. She graduated in 2000 with an MFA from the University of California, Irvine Studio Art Department Program; and in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London. Currently, she is Assistant Professor in Latin American Modern/Contemporary Art History at the department of Visual Arts at UCSD. In Mexico, she is the academic responsible for the graduate theory seminar Zones of Disturbance (August 2009-August 2011) at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) in UNAM. She is also a research fellow at CENIDIAP-INBA (National Center for Research, Information and Documentation of the Visual Arts at the National Institute for the Fine Arts). Her experimental video documentaries have been shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Bilbao, The Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, The San Diego Museum of Art, The Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico City, Red Cat Theater at the Disney Hall in Los Angeles, amongst many other museums, galleries and festivals. Since 2009, she is a funding member of the editorial and curatorial committee of The Red Specter.


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