HELEN ESCOBEDO

Helen Escobedo (1943–2010) was a sculptor, painter, installation artist, printmaker, writer, performance artist, lecturer, curator, and museum director. In Mexico City—in her capacity as the director of the Department of Museums and Galleries at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and later as the director of the Museo de Arte Moderno—Escobedo expanded the boundaries of what an art exhibition could be.

Her work as a cultural manager at UNAM is being celebrated at the university through the end of October, and a Spanish-English catalogue—with contributions by Clara Bolívar, Julio García Murillo, Sol Henaro, Cuauhtémoc Medina, and Elva Peniche—is available.

EXPANDING ART SPACES—

HELEN ESCOBEDO AT UNAM, 1961–1979

Through October 29.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Museo Univeritario Arte Contemporáneo

Avenida Insurgentes Sur 3000, Mexico City.

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Helen Escobedo and Mathías Goeritz supervise construction at the Centro del Espacio Escultórico en Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, 1978–1979. Fondo Helen Escobedo, Centro de Documentación Arkheia, MUAC–UNAM.

Exhibition spaces in Mexico City designed by Escobedo.

Escobedo on a construction site in Mexico City.

Exhibition spaces in Mexico City designed by Escobedo.

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