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Mariana Fernández is a writer, art critic, and curator living in New York and Mexico City.

Her essays and reviews have appeared in Artforum, BOMB, e-flux Criticism, frieze, Momus, and X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, among other publications. She has also contributed texts to the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art’s Editorial Series and to the exhibition catalogues of the Performa 2021 Biennial and the 2024 Whitney Biennial.

With curators Vic Brooks and Jennifer Burris, she is currently editing Tuning Calder’s Clouds / Sintonías de las nubes de Calder—a bilingual book focused on Alexander Calder’s Acoustic Ceiling (1954) permanently installed in the Aula Magna auditorium of the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas in Venezuela. The project stems from long-term research into the artwork's multiple resonances within the cultural histories of Latin America during the Cold War and within the fields of art, architecture, performance, and acoustics.

Mariana was a 2024 visiting scholar at the MCA Chicago and has held curatorial positions at Performa, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), and the Clark Art Institute. She received an MA in Art History from Williams College and a BA in Journalism and Cultural Studies from New York University.

To get in touch, please email fernandezm0122 [at]


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