José Esparza Chong Cuy Appointed Associate Curator at MCA Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) announced yesterday that José Esparza Chong Cuy has been appointed the Pamela Alper Associate Curator. Esparza most recently held the position of Associate Curator the Museo Jumex in Mexico City.
Chief Curator Michael Darling commented, "With our longstanding interest in art from Latin America, we now have in José an articulate advocate for presenting the best work being made in that region. Mexico City is one of the most exciting cities in the world for contemporary art, and José's deep knowledge of that scene will immediately enrich our dialogues here at the MCA. José is also active in architecture and design circles and that knowledge, alongside his expertise in contemporary art, will find a natural fit here at the MCA where we regularly venture out into parallel fields of activity. I think he will immediately become a great asset to our community."
Previously, Esparza was a Curatorial Associate at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and a Research Fellow at the New Museum for Contemporary Art. In 2012, he received a MS in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from Columbia University. He received his bachelor's degree in architecture from the Western Institute of Technology and High Education in Guadalajara, Mexico. He will start his new position at the MCA on April 18, 2016.
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