Mariana David (Mexico City) holds a degree in Art History from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Her thesis subject is the Community Museum of Zinacantán in Chiapas, where she carried out a field investigation on the construction of identity and textiles produced by the Zinacantán women. She has been Coordinator of the alternative space La Panaderia (1997-1998), Curatorial Assistant in the Rufino Tamayo Museum (2000-2001), Curator (2003-2005) and currently Director of MUCA Roma, UNAM. She has produced various projects by artists such as Miguel Calderón, Yoshua Okón, Santiago Sierra, Pawel Althamer, and Artur Zmijewski. She has collaborated in different publications, among them, Flash Art International, Art Nexus, Origina, Chilango, Código Postal and Velocidad Crítica. She is founding member of the non-for-profit El Palacio Negro A.C. She recently curated Proyecto Juárez (Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City 2010 and Matadero, Madrid 2011) and published the anthology Semefo 1990-1999: From the Morgue to the Museum. She is a member of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art) and currently part of the CIMAM (International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art).