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Museo Tamayo names Magalí Arriola as its Director

We have seen that a lot of new faces have been appointed in recent times when it comes to roles of President, Director, Senior Curator or other leadership positions in the Art Industry. Similarly, we have an announcement from the Museo Tamayo which is a Modern Art Museum based out of Mexico City.

The Museum has announced that it is appointing Magalí Arriola as Director of the Museum. Now, Magalí is believed to be a real force in the Mexico City’s Art Industry so this appointment makes great sense.

A Mexican newspaper also reports that Magalí will take up her new role as Director from September 17 at the Museum. “One of Arriola’s priorities will be increasing the international reach of the museum,” says La Razón, the Mexican publication that broke this news.

Arriola has also worked at the Museo Tamayo as Chief Curator for two years from 2009 to 2011. During that time, she organized exhibitions of work by artists such as Roman Ondák, Claire Fontaine, Adriá Julia, and Julio Morales. After that, she went to Museo Jumex in Mexico City as a Curator which has now become City’s most important places for contemporary art.

At the 2019 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, Arriola is known to be curating a new section called “Meridians”. Apart from her role as curator, Arriola has also contributed to various publications such as PoliésterArtNexusParachuteExitSpikeAfterall, and Manifesta Journal.

It is also said that as part of her new role, Magalí Arriola “will seek to make it an active dialogue space that includes new visitors, as well as the artistic communities of Mexico and abroad, as principal interlocutors. This will accommodate a proposal that opens the intergenerational exchange and social inclusion.”