Julieta González, Artistic Director of Museo Jumex and curator of the exhibition Memories of Underdevelopment, will direct a tour of the key pieces that make up this exhibition through the nine nuclei around which it is organized. Participants will be able to explore the decolonial turn and the idea of underdevelopment in the understanding of cultural production in Latin America.
Artistic Director at the Museo Jumex, Mexico City. Previously, she was Adjunct Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Senior Curator at the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, and Adjunct Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, in New York. Between 2009 and 2012 she was Associate Curator of Latin American Art at Tate Modern. She was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museo Alejandro Otero (1999-2001) and Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas from 2001-2003. She was co-curator of the 2nd Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan, Latinoamérica y el Caribe with Jens Hoffmann and Beatriz Santiago, under the artistic direction of Adriano Pedrosa. Gonzalez has organized over 40 exhibitions including A mão do povo brasileiro, at MASP (with Adriano Pedrosa y Tomás Toledo), Juan Downey: A Communications Utopia (2013) and Jac Leirner: Functions of a Variable (2014) both at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Farsites at Insite San Diego/Tijuana (2005) (adjunct curator with curator Adriano Pedrosa); Etnografía: modo de empleo at Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas (2003), among others, and has published essays in exhibition catalogues and periodical publications including Afterall, The Exhibitionist, Flash Art, and Parkett. She holds an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London, and was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program (1997-1998), she studied architecture at the Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas and the École d'Architecture Paris-Villemin, in Paris.