Jimena Acosta is a curator of contemporary design and art. Working on the way design shapes culture, politics and societal thinking. 

Her practice is especially concerned with the way design shapes culture, politics and societal thinking. One of her latest exhibitions, I Will What I Want: Women, Design, and Empowerment, puts forward that gender is a force that is rationalized, constructed, and affirmed, and thus can be subverted by and through design. Acosta is founder of Toronja Ediciones and professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City.

“I believe that sustainability has everything to do with justice, providing solutions for a better world.”

In her curatorial practice she moved from working with contemporary art only, towards working with design and it’s tight corners: Sustainability was examined in her exhibition Criteria (Co-curated with designer Emiliano Godoy); Social movements and it’s graphic mirror in Solidarity: A Memory of Art and Social Change (Both held at Averill and Bernard Levinton A+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago)  or the postal stamps as a way of national identity and historical marker in Mexico Exporta: Postal Design and International Trade at MUFI in Oaxaca. Her exhibition Will What I Want: Women, Design, and Empowerment, co curated with Michelle Millar Fisher was held at Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY. in 1917 and in 2018 at Muca Roma Mexico City)  She is a design history professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, campus Mexico City and funder of Toronja Ediciones. Jimena was curator at the Museo de Arte Moderno in 2019, and guest curator of the Abierto Mexicano de Diseño in 2020 “Design and Utopia”.