Museo Jumex organizes a series of lectures and presentations that address issues relevant to the exhibition Memories of Underdevelopment.

Artists Fernando “Coco” Bedoya -who participates in the exhibition Memories of Underdevelopment-, Carolina Caycedo, and Fernando Palma will address issues related to developmentalism and the challenges facing decolonial thinking today from their respective practices.

Fernando “Coco” Bedoya is a Peruvian artist based in Buenos Aires and Lima. In the late 1970s, he was part of several artists’ collectives in Peru such as Paréntesis and Huayco. In Argentina, he propelled the creation of groups like GAS-TAR and CAPa.TaCo whose work protested the authoritarian dictatorial regime. His work has been exhibited in the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Museo del Barrio in New York, Museo Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, among others.

Carolina Caycedo is a Colombian artist based in Los Angeles. Her work transcends institutional spaces in order to work in social movements of territorial resistance, solidary economies, housing, and human rights. Her work has been exhibited in, among others, Vienna Secession, Hordaland Kunstsenter in Bergen, and the daadgalerie in Berlin. She has taken part in the Sao Paulo (2016), Berlin (2014), Havana (2009), Whitney (2006) and Venice Biennials.

Fernando Palma Rodríguez is a Mexican artist based in Milpa Alta from where he works together with his family in Calpulli Tecalco, an organization devoted to fostering the farming of native corn and the learning of the Nahuatl language at the core of the community. These concerns are reflected in his work as an artist in which, through mechatronic sculptures and painting, he deals with interrelated issues such as land, Indigenous rights and the environment. His work has been recently exhibited in solo presentations at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca and MoMA PS1 in New York.


Mariana Botey and Irene V. Small
15.MAY. / 7:30PM

Edgardo Lander: Eurocentric colonial thought as an obstacle for the construction of another possible world
17.MAY. / 7:30PM

Elvira Espejo Ayca: Weaving life. The textile collection of the Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore, La Paz, Bolivia, according to its chain of production
19.MAY. / 4PM

Andrea Giunta: The mass, the poet and the bourgeois
16.JUN. / 5PM