I'm an art historian and curator in Los Angeles. My research, teaching, and curating focus on Latin American and Latinx art, and I specialize in the modern and contemporary art and visual culture of Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. I serve on the faculty of Pomona College, where I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History. I am also co-curator of the 2022/23 MexiCali Biennial, a nomadic, binational arts and culture organization that holds exhibitions in California (USA) and Baja California (MX).
Born in Mexicali, Baja California and raised across the border in El Centro, California, I received a BA in Communications from the University of California, San Diego, where my senior thesis examined transborder art collectives in the Imperial-Mexicali Valleys. I completed my PhD in the department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, and I also spent a year at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City.
Before entering academia, I worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (MCASD) and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). I was also an invited curator at Arte Nuevo InteractivA, a biennial of decolonial artists and scholars in Merida, Mexico.