Jimena Acosta Romero
Contemporary art and design curator

Selected exhibitions




Jimena Acosta Romero







Jimena Acosta (Mexico City, 1972) is an independent curator, living and working in Mexico City.

She holds a MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, 2003), and a BA in Art History from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, 1996). She has received several awards and scholarships; such as La Colección Jumex scholarship (Mexico City, 2002-2003), FONCA scholarship (Mexico City, 2001-2003) and Bard College Scholarship and Fellowship for graduate studies (Annandale-on-Hudson, 2001-2003), and a Fundación Cultural Telmex (2001-2002) for the Internet project Matatena. She has published in magazines that include Poliester, Curare, Arquine, RIM, Código and La Tempestad.

She was the curator of Lado B from 2004 to 2007, a project room at the Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes (MUCA), UNAM in Mexico City. In Spring 2007 She was part of the young curators residency at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy and as result of such curated Inscriptions.  She co-curated with designer Emiliano Godoy Transit Cases: Chairs from Mexico (a traveling exhibition that has toured five cities in Europe from 2008 to 2010) and Criteria (a group show on sustainability) exhibited from January to February 2009 at Averill and Bernard Levinton A+D Gallery at Columbia Collage Chicago. She also curated Las líneas de la mano, which was part of the inaugural set of exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), UNAM, Mexico City, presented from November 2008 to March 2009. She was recently part of the curatorial committee of the section Present Future at Artissima 16, Turin, 2009.

She participated with Emiliano Godoy, Antonio Gurrola, Rodolfo Samperio and Andrés Altersor in a design piece entitled Diseño Piloto in the context of the exhibition Asteroide b612. Diseño regenerativo y balances ambientales on view at Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City (on view from May 28th to October 10th,  2010). On May 2010 she lauched A6 (www.a-seis.com) with designer Antonio Gurrola, a blog dedicated to Mexican Design.

Her latest exhibition was Solidarity: a memory of art and social change, exhibited at the Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D gallery in
Chicago on the fall of 2012