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(b. 1969, Mexico City) is an art historian, curator, and artist born in Mexico City. She is an Associate Professor in Latin American Modern/Contemporary Art History in the Visual Arts Department of University of California, San Diego. She received her MFA in Studio Art and Ph.D. in Visual Studies from the University of California, Irvine. She also obtained an MFA from the Studio Art Program at the same institution and a B.A.H. from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London. Her book Zonas de Disturbio: Espectros del México Indígena en la Modernidad is published by Siglo XXI Editores. From 2009-2011 she was academic director for the graduate theory seminar Zonas de Disturbio at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) in UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), and a research fellow at the CENIDIAP-INBA (National Center for Research, Information and Documentation of Fine Arts). Botey was also part of the Juan José Gurrola’s theatre company, "Teatro Estudio G", where she worked as an actress, participated in workshops, wrote and constructed the play for five years; accordingly, her artwork has a strong reference to Gurrola theater. Her experimental films and documentaries have shown at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Reina Sofia, Madrid; The San Diego Museum of Art; El Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; REDCAT, Los Angeles; and Anthology Film Archives, New York; among many other museums, galleries, and festivals. Since 2009 she is a founding member of the editorial and curatorial committee of The Red Specter, and since 2011, of Zona Crítica, an editorial collaboration between Siglo XXI Editores, UNAM, and UAM. Other publications include Estética y Emancipación: Fantasma, Fetiche, Fantasmagoría (Siglo XXI Editores, 2014) and MEX/LA: “Mexican” Modernism(s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985 (HATJECANTZ, 2012). She lives and works in San Diego, California and Mexico City.

tags: historian, curator, actor, author, documentary