Mariana Botey’s text The State Is Coagulated Blood and Bones is written as a prologue to Cooperativa Cráter Invertido’s codex-comic Sangre Coagulada y Huesos (Coagulated Blood and Bones, 2021). The two contributions have been conceived in collaboration and are to be read in parallel, allowing for a mutual disruption of discourse and image […]
art historian, artist, and curator
Mariana Botey is an art historian, artist, and curator. She is associate professor in modern and contemporary Latin American art history at the Visual Arts Department at University California San Diego, San Diego. Botey received her PhD in visual studies at University of California, Irvine. She is a founding member of the editorial and curatorial committee of The Red Specter and Zona Crítica. Her experimental video documentaries have been shown at, among others, the Guggenheim Museum, New York and Bilbao; The Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; The Anthology Film Archives, New York; The Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; and REDCAT, Los Angeles. Botey is co-editor of MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles, 1930-1985 (with Harry Gamboa Jr., et. al, 2011); and Fantasma, Fetiche, Fantasmagoría: Ensayos en Estética y Emancipació (with Cuathémoc Medina, 2014). In the same collection series, she is author of Zonas de Disturbio: Espectros del México indígena en la Modernidad (2014). Botey lives and works in San Diego and Mexico City.