OUR TEAM

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DANIELA CASTRO
COORDINATOR

Daniela Castro studied a Master's degree in History (UIA, 2018) and a Bachelor's degree in Art History (UCSJ, 2015). Currently she is a teacher of History of Art in the Middle Ages, Aesthetics in Greece and Rome, and Cultural History of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance courses (UCSJ, 2019-2021). She was a Spanish Teacher, course planner and in charge of the language immersion courses at the undergraduate level, (Middlebury College, 2016).  She participated in Material Art Fair, as a representative of the Torri Gallery in Paris (2014). She has participated in the children's programme "El arte de acercarte al arte” (The art of approaching art), and contributed with investigation and adaptation of the museum collection, Educational Services and Investigation Area, Museo Nacional de San Carlos, (Mexico City, 2012). 

 

One of Daniela’s favourite topics is the visual and non-visual dialectic represented by the interpretation of the symbolic, as well as the history of reading. Specifically, she is extremely interested in the changes between the medieval era to modern civilization, in terms of cultural interpretation. She believes in the importance of explaining why the production of knowledge is always defined by subjectivity and history. 

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MARIEL VELA
CURATOR

Mariel Vela García (Tamaulipas, 1991), studied an M.A. in Art History (UNAM) where she researched the No movies produced by Asco in Los Angeles, California during the 1970s. She collaborates in the curatorial collective: underbelly, alongside Sandra Sánchez. Together they curated the group exhibition “The air remained slightly poisoned” (2021) for La Nao’s project room. She also writes about art and film for publications like Onda MX and Correspondencias Currently, her lines of research have to do with the intersections between animal studies and film. 

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BRENDA CARRILLO
COORDINATION ASSISTANT

Brenda Carrillo Báez, Mexico City, 1999. She majored in entertainment and communication business. She entered Casa Lü as an intern seeking to specialize in cultural management and marketing for the arts, which she’s passionate about. She is a photography enthusiast, to which she dedicates her free time.

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GUADALUPE QUEASDA
ADMINISTRATION

Guadalupe Quesada, Mexico City, 1988. She graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Paris, she also studied one semester at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. Her ceramic sculptures are a reflection about perspectives and its relativity, thought that prompts her to imagine alternative realities. She has participated in various exhibitions in Brussels, Paris, London, San Antonio and Mexico City. She currently lives and works in Mexico City.

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AMADO CABRALES
MEDIATOR OF OPEN X FILES

Artist, art educator and organizer who teaches workshops and uses collective dynamics as a form of artistic-pedagogical production. His training in educational art processes began in the seminar Medios Multiples (MM5), a theoretical-practical project of artistic production at the UNAM. He worked at the Tamayo Museum of contemporary art for three and a half years, where he collaborated on the development of projects for integral audiences and inter-institutional training projects. He is part of the network of Pedagogías Empáticas (Empathic Pedagogies), an extitutional project on education and art. He also co-created the collective Cuerpo Estratégico (Strategic Body) which uses both the body and collective body as the axis of its work processes. As an individual artist, his work focuses on the relationship between space, imagination and memory. 

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RUBÉN GARAY ARAUJO
PHOTOGRAPHER

Visual artist and photographer. He studies at the National School of Sculpture, Painting and Engraving "La Esmeralda" in Mexico City.

 

Between 2016 and 2019 he worked in the 90210 gallery in the production of exhibitions and the photographic record of work, where he also showed his works, among them “Rosa Salvaje” in the exhibition Pabellón de la Escalera (2019), the photographic series “Ritual de lo Habitual ” in the exhibition the Garden of Galileo (2019), and exhibited his piece “ San Judas Tadeo ”within the framework of the Castillo de los Ladrillos Rotos (2019) exhibition, in Mexico City.

 

Founder of Luz Interior, a study for the registration and documentation of collaborative artistic processes, works and exhibitions, such as the Tamayo Museum, the Anahuacalli Museum, and the Chopo University Museum. He is currently participating in the photographic registry of the Living Biocultural Archives of Collaborative Kitchen project., which has the support of critical museology from the 2020 William Bullock Prize USC Fisher Museum of Art, Patronato Fondo de Arte Contemporáneo A.C. and Word of Clío A.C., MUAC. He is a collaborator of the cultural research and management platform Contexturas.