(Mexico City, December 5 1965.)
Art critic, curator and historian, holds a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Art from the University of Essex in Britain and a BA in History from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Since 1992 he has been a full time researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Between 2002 and 2008 was the first Associate Curator of Art Latin American Collections at the Tate Modern in the UK. Among other projects, he has curated When Faith Moves Mountains (Lima, Peru, 2001) by Francis Alÿs, 20 Million Mexicans can´t be wrong (South London Gallery, 2002), and The Age of Discrepancies, Art and Visual Culture in Mexico 1968–1997, (in collaboration with Olivier Debroise, Pilar García and Alvaro Vazquez, 2007-2008). In 2009 he curated Teresa Margolles's project, What Else Could We Speak About?, as the Mexican Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. All along 2010, he organized the Contemporary Art Project (PAC) in Murcia, Spain, with a year long exhibition titled Cannibal Dominoes, and in collaboration with Mariana Botey and Helena Chavez The Red Specter, publication and platform that organized the exhibition titled “Critical Fetishes. Residues of the General Economy” at the C2M IN MADRID, presented in 2011 in the Mexico City Museum. In 2011 he curated the overview of Enrique Jezik’s work titled: Obstruct, destroy, conceal, in the MUAC (Contemporary Art University Museum) in Mexico City.
Medina is currently organizing the Manifesta 9 Biennial in Ghenk, Limburg, Belgium, for June 2012, in association with Katerina Gregos and Dawn Ades. Beyond a significant number of publications of Contemporary Art since 2000 he has been in charge of the art critical column titled “Ojo Breve”of the Reforma newspaper in Mexico city.
(born 1943, London, UK)
Dawn Ades is currently a fellow of the British Academy, a former trustee of Tate and was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 2002 for her services to art history. Her endeavors span from the historical avant-garde with the book and exhibition at the Hayward Gallery of 1978 “Dada and Surrealism Reviewed” and her contribution to Rosalind Krauss' L'amour fou: photography & surrealism. She curated the 1985 Tate exhibition of English painter Francis Bacon. Her “Art in Latin America” surveyed modern trends from 1820-1980.
(born 1967, Athens, GR)
Katerina Gregos is an art historian, curator and writer. She is currently curator of Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, Mechelen, Belgium (forthcoming September 2012). In 2011 she was the curator the Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, where she curated Speech Matters, an international group exhibition on freedom of speech. That year she was also the co-curator of the 4th edition of the Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen in Germany. During 2006 and 2007 she was the artistic director of Argos – Centre for Art & Media in Brussels and prior to that she was the founding director of the Deste Foundation – Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens. As an independent curator Gregos has also curated numerous exhibitions internationally including, among others, Hidden in Remembrance is the Silent Memory of Our Future, Contour 2009 - The 4th Biennial for Moving Image, in Mechelen, Belgium (2009); Give(a)way: on Generosity, Giving, Sharing and Social Exchange, the 6th Biennial E V+ A: Exhibition of Visual Art, Limerick, Ireland (2006). Other projects include Leaps of Faith: An International Arts Project for the Green Line and the City of Nicosia, Cyprus (2005), the first international contemporary art exhibition to take place on both sides of the divided city, and Channel Zero, for the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (2004) Katerina Gregos regularly publishes on art and artists in magazines, books and exhibition catalogues, and is a frequent speaker in international conferences, biennials and museums worldwide. She is also a visiting lecturer at HISK – The Higher Institute of Arts, Antwerp.