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Clara Bolívar is a researcher in academic and curatorial projects related to artistic practices in twentieth century Mexico. She is interested in critical approaches to historiography of art in Mexico. She was curatorial assistant at the Celda Contemporánea - UCSJ, and Coordinator of the Education Program at the Blaisten Collection Museum at Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco - UNAM. She was researcher and part of the exhibition team at Museo Nacional de Arte and Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes. At those museums, she participated in exhibitions that reviewed different moments of the art of Mexico from anthropological and cultural perspectives: Denuncia Gráfica (CCUT, UNAM, 2011), Posada: Transmisor (MUNAL, INBA, 2011), Escuelas de Pintura al aire libre (MUNAL, INBA, 2013), Mexico through photography (MUNAL, INBA, 2013), among others. Currently, she is a researcher at the Centro de Documentación Arkheia from MUAC – UNAM, where she co-curated the exhibition Expandir los espacios del arte. Helen Escobedo en la UNAM 1961 - 1979 (MUAC, UNAM, 2017). She holds an MA in History from Universidad Iberoamericana and completed her degree in Cultural Sciences at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana. She belongs to the third generation of the Escuela Crítica de Arte convened by Proyecto Siqueiros (INBA) in La Tallera, Cuernavaca (2017).