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Cuauhtemoc Medina

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Born in Mexico, Cuauhtémoc Medina is an internationally renowned art curator, critic and historian. Having worked extensively in Europe, he currently serves as Chief Curator at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. An alumnus of the University of Essex PhD programme in History and Theory of Art, he was the first associate curator of Latin American art collection at the Tate Modern in 2002-2008. His appointment coincided with the rise of Tate’s interest in the expansion of the collection of Latin American art. Medina also collaborated with the Latin American Acquisitions Committee of Tate to support the purchasing of works of art in this area. His curatorial approach has an intercultural scope as he changed the orientation of the MUAC from modern art displays to an extensive focus on international contemporary art. He has brought to Mexico popular artists and architects, such as Zaha Hadid, Anish Kapoor, and Yves Klein. His interests in art are of global scale, as they extend from East to West, from North to South. In his long and fruitful career, he has collaborated with a constellation of prominent international and Latin American artists, such as Hito Steyerl, Andrea Fraser, and Teresa Margolles, including his curating of the project The Faith Moves Mountains by Francis Alÿs in 2001.