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Emireth Herrera Valdés is an independent curator & writer based in New York City. Born in Saltillo, Mexico, she has curated a range of exhibitions exploring the intersection of art, society and social justice. Some of her exhibitions include Invisible Hands at 601Artspace, S.T.E.P. at the Queens Museum, Tongue Tide, 3459' at Flux Factory in NYC, Todos Bien at the Sinaloa Museum of Art in Mexico, and Grilo/Fernández-Muro at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.

Herrera is dedicated to fostering meaningful dialogues through her curatorial practice, and has organized numerous public programs with institutions such as the MARCO Museum in Monterrey, Mexico, the Autonomous University of Coahuila, and the TATE Modern Gallery in London. Her project From the Vulnerable Territory to the Utopia was presented at the AROS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark.

Herrera is also a writer, with her articles having been published in a range of prestigious publications, including The Brooklyn Rail, Arte Fuse, TransBorder Art, VISTAS by ISLAA in New York, LAR-magazine in Latin America, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, and the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon.

Herrera is currently guest curator at Residency Unlimited, where she continues to bring her vision and voice to the contemporary art world. With her deep commitment to socially-engaged projects and her passion for fostering understanding through art, she is helping to shape the conversation and bring attention to the critical issues of our time


2023 Curated Invisible Hands at 601Artspace, 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.

Organized, moderated and lectured the panel discussion: Analysis of the work of the Argentinians Sarah Grilo and José Antonio Fernández-Muro during the 1960s and the 1980s. 


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.


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.


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.


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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