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Pablo Helguera

Artist, cultural educator and writer

Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a New York-based artist, cultural educator and writer. His work focuses on themes ranging from history, education and sociolinguistics to ethnography, memory and the absurd. He addresses these themes through a number of formats including readings, exhibition strategies in museums, musical performances and written fiction.

Helguera has exhibited at the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; RCA London; 8th Havana Biennale; Shedhalle, Zurich; MoMA P.S.1, New York; Brooklyn Museum; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, among many others. His work has been featured in publications including Art in America, Artforum, The New York Times and Art-News. He has been awarded a number of grants and international art awards including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the Creative Capital Grant. He has been senior artist-in-residence at Location One in New York (2011-2012). He has worked at different contemporary art museums since 1991. These include the Guggenheim Museum in New York, where he was head of public programmes in the Education Department, and the MoMA where he is director of Adult and Academic Programmes. In 2010, he was appointed pedagogical curator of the 8th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

He is the author of the following books: Endingness (2005), The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style (2005), The Witches of Tepoztlán (and other Unpublished Operas) (2007), The Boy Inside the Letter (2008), Theatrum Anatomicum (and other performance lectures) (2008), The Juvenal Players (2009), Artoons 1, 2, and 3 ( 2009-10), What in the World (2010), Urÿonstelaii (2010); Estela y las Hojas (2010), The School of Panamerican Unrest (An Anthology of Documents) [with Sarah DeMeuse] (2011), Education for Socially Engaged Art (2011), Art Scenes: The Social Scripts of the Art World (2012), Onda Corta (2012), Artunes (2012).

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Has participated in

Performance "Casa Plarre"

Sebald Theatre

There is a fog that no gaze can clear: artists discuss Sebald

A conversation between Pablo Helguera and artists in the exhibition