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Mariangela Méndez is curator and associate professor of the Art Department of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá. Her curated exhibitions include, Sin Remedio for the Al4uadrado Gallery, located in the former Santa Rosa clinic (Bogotá, 2008); Crónica at the Medellín Museum of Modern Art (2010); Últimas adquisiciones en la colección del Museo de Arte del Banco de la República (Bogotá, 2010); and El Mapa: cartografías críticas at the Medellín Museum of Modern Art and the El Parqueadero of the Art Museum of the Banco de la República (2011). From 2009–11, she was the curator of La Oreja Roja and La Perseverancia, two projects in the Ministry of Culture’s 42nd National Salon of Artists. She took part in an artistic residence at the Sommerakademie at the Zentrum Paul Klee, in Berne, Switzerland. She is a member of the advisory committee of the Illy Sustain Art Observatory and of the technical committee of the Medellín Museum of Modern Art. Currently, Méndez is the Artistic Director of the 43 Salón (inter)Nacional de Artistas, to be held between October and November 2013 in Medellín, Colombia. Méndez holds a Masters in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York.