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Karen Cordero Reiman

    Professional affiliation

    Art historian, curator, and writer

    Full Biography

    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.