Karen Cordero Reiman (Rome, New York, USA) is an art historian, curator and writer based in Mexico City since the mid-1980s. She has been a professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico and was a founding member of Curare, a Critical Space for the Arts, an independent research center in Mexico City. She has participated in conferences and as a visiting lecturer at universities and cultural institutions throughout the world, and is the author of numerous publications in her areas of specialization: twentieth and twenty-first century Mexican art, the relationship between the so-called “fine arts” and “popular arts” in Mexico; the historiography of Mexican art; body, gender and sexual identity in Mexican art; and museological and curatorial discourses. She has also had a continuous participation in museums as curator, advisor and researcher, and as a member of the academic councils of the Museo Nacional de Arte and the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, as well as of MUMA, a virtual museum of women artists in Mexico. Currently she works as an independent researcher and curator, as well as on personal creative projects that relate art, literature and history.