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Alejandra Labastida (Mexico City, 1979) is associate curator at MUAC (University Museum of Contemporary Art) museum, where she’s worked since 2008. She holds a B.A degree in Art History from Universidad Iberoamericana as well as an M.A of Art History from UNAM. In 2013 she received the ICI/SAHA Research Award and in 2012 she was the winner of the Akbank Sanat International Curatorial Competition in Istanbul. She was assistant curator at the Mexican Pavilion during the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale and has published in numerous catalogues and art magazines. Her most recent curatorial projects include Teresa Margolles. Sutura ;Chto Delat.When We Thought We Had All The Answers, Life Changed The Questions; Cevdet Erek. A Long Distance Relationship; Camel Collective. The Distance From Pontresina to Zermatt Is The Same As From Zermatt To Pontresina; Jill Magid:A Letter Always Reaches Its Destination. The Barragán Archives , and Mladen Stilinović: 1+2=.
Alejandra Labastida’s exhibition, PLAYING INNOCENT, focuses on artistic interventions that mirror power structures via strategies of infiltration.read more »
Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.read more »