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Emireth Herrera Valdés (born in Saltillo, Mexico) is an independent curator and writer based in New York. Herrera has curated exhibitions such as Invisible Hands at 601Artspace, S.T.E.P. at the Queens Museum, Whispers at Spring/Break 2023, Tongue Tide, and 3459' at Flux Factory in New York, Invisible Bodies at Pennsylvania State University, and Mariana Lagunas: Todos Bien at the Antonio López Sáenz Gallery in Sinaloa, Mexico. She also co-curated the exhibition Grilo/Fernández-Muro at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, in collaboration with the Institute of Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA). She has participated in educational programs between the MARCO Museum in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Autonomous University of Coahuila. Her project, From Vulnerable Territory to Utopia, was presented at the AROS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark, and at the Museum for All People: Art, Accessibility, and Social Inclusion, a part of the MUSACCES Consortium at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Additionally, her articles have been published by The Brooklyn Rail, Arte Fuse, and ISLAA's VISTAS and Cultbytes in New York. Herrera has worked in the education department of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library, and New York University. Currently, Herrera is involved in organizing the creation of murals in the city of New York as part of the Arts in Medicine department at New York City Health and Hospitals. Herrera holds an M.A. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and a B.A. in Architecture from the Autonomous University of Coahuila. 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2023 Curated Invisible Hands at 601Artspace, New York, NY.

2023 Co-curated with The Border Invisible Bodies at Pennsylvania State University

2023 Curated Whispers at Spring/Break 2023, New York, NY. 

 

2023 Curated Irja Bodén's solo exhibition Constellations at Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 

 

2022 Curated Ensemble Winter Group Show at Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 

2022 Curated Help Wanted! at Flux Factory on Governors Island, New York, NY. 

2022 Curated Traveling Fountains & Performances, Graciela Cassel, Carolina Rivera and Julia Santoli at Flux Factory on Governors Island, New York, NY. 

2021 Curated Mariana Lagunas’ solo exhibition Todos Bien, MASIN Museum (Sinaloa Museum of Art), Sinaloa, Mexico

 

2019 Co-curated Grilo / Fernández Muro: 1962-1984, Institute of Fine Arts. NYU, New York. USA.

 

2018 Co-curated S.T.E.P., Queens Museum and Flux Factory, Queens, NY.                                                                                              

2018 Curated a panel and a conducted a series of workshops From the Vulnerable Territory to the Utopia, ARoS Museum, Aarhus, Denmark. 

 

2017 Co-curated Tongue Tide, Flux Factory, Queens, NY. 

 

2017 Curated the panel discussion Fashion Art & Design, Fashion Fanzine Magazine, Casa Republica, Saltillo, Coah. México                                               

 

2016 Co-curated 3459’ 6 days live streaming from Flux Factory Gallery in Queens, New York and Tom’s Etching Studio in London, UK.

 

2016 Curated a series of performances as part of 3459’ 6 days of live streaming for Flux Thursday at Flux Factory, Queens, NY. 

 

2016 Curated Niki Passat’s solo exhibition Thinking like a Machine, Flux Factory, Queens, NY.                                                                                               

 

2016 Curated -Ibídem, as part of the educational program for art students, MARCO Museum.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2024 Narratives of Elsewhere: Artists Illuminating Distant Conflicts, Artslooker, January Issue.

2023 Lesley Body's Sculptures Unleash, Unfurl, and Embrace, Cultbytes, November Issue.

2023 Floria González's "Mixtape" Brings Music to Life, Cultbytes, October Issue.

2023 Body Memory, The Brooklyn, Rail, February Issue. 

 

2023 Paul Pagk, The Brooklyn, Rail, February Issue. 

2022 Zac Hacmon: Mia, at the Locust Projects in Miami, Fl. The Brooklyn, Rail, November Issue. 

2022 Juan Sánchez: Ricanstructions, condiciones que existen, The Brooklyn, Rail, October Issue. 

2022 Paul Pagk: Queen of Spades, The Brooklyn, Rail, July-August Issue. 

2022 Sanctuary through the work of Zac Hacmon, ArteFuse, New York. 

2021 The Postwar Years of Sarah Grilo and José Antonio Fernández Muro, Vistas: Critical Approaches to Latin American Art, New York. 

2018 Interview with Carlos Campos. Poetical architecture as Fashion, Fashion Fanzine Issue #02, New York.

EDUCATION

2018-2020 M.A. in the History of Art and Archaeology. Institute of Fine Arts. New York University. 

Thesis: Visual Representations of Modern Dance through the Work of José Clemente Orozco and Carlos Mérida. Advisor: Professor Edward J. Sullivan. 

 

2010-2012 M.A. in Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Mexico.

 

2003-2007 Bachelor of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture. Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila. Saltillo, Coahuila. Mexico.

LECTURES AND TALKS

2022 Invisible Nicaragua, moderator, as part of Zac Hacmon: Mia at the Locust Projects' Project Room, Miami, Florida.

2022 Philip Swan: No Innocent Eye, moderator, at Amos Eno Gallery. 

2022 Art & Architecture, TransBorder Art, New York, NY. 

2021 Bicentenary of Mexican Independence, Hispanic Society of America & Library, New York, NY.

 

2020 Collective Practice: A Hub for Creativity, AHGSA Symposium: Practice, University of Concordia, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

 

2019 Vulnerable Territories, The Museum for All People: Art, Accessibility and Social Inclusion. International Conference. MUSACCES Consortium, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. 

 

2018 Grilo/Fernández-Muro: 1962-1984. Institute of Fine Arts. New York University. 

 

2018 Imagining Home: Collectivity as an Active Step of Art. Public Programs, AROS Museum, Aarhus, Denmark. 

 

2015 El Nodo, Estación Creativa and its sustainable impact in society in FORMA Havana, Havana, Cuba. 
 

Photo by Romina Paola
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