I’m Jimena Acosta (Mexico City, 1972) curator of contemporary design and art at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City.
Director and founder of Toronja Ediciones.
I hold a MA degree in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York). In my curatorial practice i’ve moved from working with contemporary art only, towards working with design and it’s tight corners: Sustainability was examined in the exhibition Criteria (Co-curated with designer Emiliano Godoy); Social movements and it’s graphic mirror in Solidarity: A Memory of Art and Social Change (Both held at Averill and Bernard Levinton A+D Gallery at Columbia Collage Chicago) or the postal stamps as a way of national identity and historical marker in Mexico Exporta: Postal Design and International Trade at MUFI in Oaxaca. My latest exhibition I Will What I Want: Women, Design, and Empowerment – co curated with Michelle Millar Fisher puts forward that gender is a force that is rationalized, constructed, and affirmed, and thus can be subverted – by and through design. (Held at Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY. in 1917 and in 2018 at Muca Roma Mexico City) I’m a design history professor at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, campus Mexico City.