Courtesy of Pablo León de la Barra
Born in Mexico City, and now living in Rio de Janeiro. Since 2013 he has been the curator of Guggenheim UBS MAP for Latin America. He was director of Casa da Alfandega, former Casa Franca-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, between 2015-2016. He has curated, among other exhibitions, "Incidents of Mirror Travel in Yucatan and Elsewhere" Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2011); "Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today" Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014-2016); and "United States of Latin America" co-curated with Jens Hoffmann, MOCAD, Detroit. León de la Barra has participated in several publications and numerous international symposiums and conferences. He is part of the Luis Barragán Advisory Committee (Mexico), CIFO, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Miami), Despacio (Costa Rica) and Davidoff Art Initiative (Zurich). He has a PhD in History and Theories from The Architectural Association, London.
For ARTBO 2016 he is working in collaboration with Ericka Flórez (Colombia), cofounder of La Nocturna, an independent artistic platform based in Cali, which experiments with discursive and pedagogical formats and which has extensive experience in curatorial research. Flórez has been part of the Lugar a dudas team and has written for media such as Revista Errata, Arcadia, Terremoto: arte contemporáneo en las Américas and the blog USB Map Initiative of the Guggenheim Museum.