Jimena Acosta Romero is curator contemporary design and art at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, and director and founder of Toronja Ediciones. She graduated from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York in the USA.
In her curatorial practice Acosta gradually extended her work with contemporary art towards design, with special interest in its impact on society. For the Averill and Bernard Levinton A+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago she curated exhibitions on design and sustainability (Criteria, co-curated with designer Emiliano Godoy) and on social movements and their graphic mirror (Solidarity: A Memory of Art and Social Change). The exhibition Mexico Exporta: Postal Design and International Trade at MUFI in Oaxaca explored postal stamps as an expression of national identity and historical marker.
Acosta’s latest exhibition Will What I Want: Women, Design, and Empowerment, co-curated with Michelle Millar Fisher, puts forward that gender is a force that is rationalized, constructed, and affirmed, and thus can be subverted by and through design. This exhibition was first seen at Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design in New York in 2017 and in 2018 at Muca Roma Mexico City.
Acosta also is a design history professor at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, campus Mexico City.
Jimena Acosta is a special guest in the ‘Design & Stereotypes: Gender Perspective’ breakout session hosted by Kassim Vera of Emerge MX