Hosted by: Narcissus Quagliata.
Special Guest: Alesha Mercado, Museum Curator
This Webinar is dedicated to Rafael Cauduro's very successful and unusual incursion into the world of glass.
Narcissus Quagliata, a world-renowned glass artist, will tell us about his friendship with Rafael Cauduro and will informally share Cauduro's fascination and amazement with this material.
This fascination allowed Cauduro to achieve surprising results that expanded what is possible to do with glass.
Alesha Mercado will put all this in context within the work of Cauduro in general and the exhibition at the Colegio de San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City.
She has a Master's degree in Curatorial Studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a Master's degree in Museology from the Mexican Art Center.
In 2004 she began her journey through the contemporary art museums of the National Institute of Fine Arts, such as the Siqueiros Public Art Hall and the Carrillo Gil Museum of Art.
Since 2013 she has been working as associate curator of the Collection of the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC).
In 2015 she was appointed Deputy Director of the National Museum of Art (MUNAL). Later, she was Head of Communication for the Coordination of Cultural Dissemination at UNAM and Director of the International Program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA.
She has been a consultant for projects such as Pre-Hispanic Mural Painting and UNAM Culture Download. Her international training includes her participation in the Getty Leadership Institute museum leaders program and presentations at the American Alliance of Museums. She has also coordinated programs for the Institute for Leadership in Museums (ILM).
She has held collective and individual exhibitions in Mexico and abroad.
In 2019 she curated the exhibition Codices de México: Los Libros Antiguos del Nuevo Mundo, which was exhibited in the United Arab Emirates, and traveled to the CerModern Museum in Ankara in 2021, in collaboration with the Embassy of Turkey. The sample was a selection of 16 facsimiles of codices kept in different international and national museums, made of amate paper, deerskin, and European paper. The codices belong to the Borgia, Boturini and Magliabechiano, Maya, Mexica, and Mixtec groups.
In Mexico, she recently curated the exhibition of the painter Rafael Cauduro at the Museo de San Ildefonso Un Cauduro es un Cauduro (He is a Cauduro) which opened in March 2022.
The curator considers that the technical contributions of the painter have led him to have a great place in the history of Mexican art:
"I am convinced that Cauduro's trajectory must be shown"
On the role of women within the creative industries, Alesha Mercado says:
"In response to whether we should bet on greater inclusion in leadership positions for women, the answer is an absolute yes. The issue is that we have to transform this binary, paternalistic, and domination logic with which we have built our reality"
"None of us, listen to this, none of us will witness a world with gender equality, and perhaps neither will our daughters"
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