Eduardo Abaroa named Kislak Family Foundation Artist in Residence

Mexican artist is first artist in residence in the program, will join the Center in Fall 2024

Eduardo Abaroa named Kislak Family Foundation Artist in Residence

March 12, 2024

Mexican artist Eduardo Abaroa has been named the Fall 2024 Kislak Family Foundation Artist in Residence. She will join the Center in the fall to teach the course Art of Sharing (LAS 4935/LAS6938) and participate in Center activities and mentorship with students.

Eduardo Abaroa is the first artist to receive a residency from the Kislak Family Foundation Writer/Artist in Residence program, which was inaugurated at the Center in Fall 2022. Previously, the Center has hosted two writers, Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán in Fall 2022 and Mexican author Ave Barrera in Fall 2023.

Special thank you to the Kislak Family Foundation for their continued support of Latin American arts and literature at the Center with their generous funding of this position. 


Eduardo Abaroa is a Mexican artist and writer working in the fields of sculpture, installation, and live-action.  He has exhibited his work in several major museums in Mexico; LA MoCA, PS1, ICA Boston, and CIFO in the United States; Reina Sofía Museum in Spain; Kunstwerke, Germany and other important venues in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, South Korea, etc. In the early nineties, he co-founded the T44 artist-run space. His contributions were also essential in the foundation of Soma, an artist-run school in Mexico City which opened in 2008. He directed the 9th International Symposium of Art Theory in Mexico City (SITAC) in 2011. His most important solo exhibitions include Total Destruction of the Museum of Anthropology and a survey in Amparo Museum. As a writer, Abaroa has published numerous texts about contemporary art, including the book Ensayos sobre el público with Alias and essays about Francis Alÿs, Melanie Smith, Pablo Vargas Lugo, Doctor Lakra, and other artists working in the Mexican context.

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