Pablo León de la Barra


Pablo León de la Barra is Curator at Large, Latin America at the Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York. He was born in Mexico City in 1972. He has a Ph.D. in Histories and Theories from the Architectural Association, London. He was previously the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America (2013-2016), Director of Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (2015-16) and Chief Curator at MAC Niteroi, Río de Janeiro (2017-20). He was the founder and co-curator of the 1st and 2nd Bienal Tropical, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2011 and 2016), co-curator of SITE Santa Fe Biennial, New Mexico (2016) and curator of the Mexican Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. He was awarded the first Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Independent Curators International Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean (2012) in honor of Virginia Pérez-Ratton. León de la Barra is on the advisory boards of the Luis Barragán Foundation, Mexico City; the Caribbean Art Initiative, Basel; CIFO, Miami; and Nasher Sculpture Prize, Dallas.