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Cuauhtemoc Médina
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Cuauhtemoc Médina

Cuauhtemoc Médina is an art critic, curator and historian. He holds a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Art from the University of Essex in Britain and a BA in History from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Since 1992 he has been a full time researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Between 2002 and 2008 was the first Associate Curator of Art Latin American Collections at the Tate Modern in the UK. Among other projects, he has curated When Faith Moves Mountains (Lima, Peru, 2001) by Francis Alÿs, 20 Million Mexicans can´t be wrong (South London Gallery, 2002), and The Age of Discrepancies, Art and Visual Culture in Mexico 1968–1997, (in collaboration with Olivier Debroise, Pilar García and Alvaro Vazquez, 2007-2008). In 2009 he curated Teresa Margolles's project, What Else Could We Speak About?, as the Mexican Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. All along 2010, he organized the Contemporary Art Project (PAC) in Murcia, Spain, with a year long exhibition titled Cannibal Dominoes, and in collaboration with Mariana Botey and Helena Chavez The Red Specter, publication and platform that organized the exhibition titled Critical Fetishes. Residues of the General Economy at the C2M IN MADRID, presented in 2011 in the Mexico City Museum. In 2011 he curated the overview of Enrique Jezik’s work titled: Obstruct, destroy, conceal, in the MUAC (Contemporary Art University Museum) in Mexico City. In 2012, Medina curated the Manifesta 9 Biennial in Genk, Limburg, Belgium, in association with Katerina Gregos and Dawn Ades.