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Biography

 

Ana Quiroz was born in Mexico City in 1966. Lives and works in San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City. She recently completed the Master of Visual Arts at the National University from Mexico (UNAM) with honors.

From 2006 to 2011 she was professor of the BFA at the University of Guanajuato in Guanajuato, and since 2001 she teaches at the BFA program in the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende. She has taught courses and diplomas in other art institutions.

 

She co-directed with Lothar Müller from 1997 to 2012, the contemporary art space Kunsthaus Santa Fe in San Miguel de Allende and Kunsthaus Miami in Miami, where they curated more than 90 exhibitions in Mexico and abroad. The gallery also attended various international contemporary art fairs, always with the aim to expand and promote contemporary art in or from Mexico. Along with Lothar Müller they received in 1999 and in 2002 the Grant from FONCA in the Development Program for Cultural Co-investments within the group Kunsthaus Santa Fe.
Since 2011 Ana Quiroz has worked independently in different curatorial projects. Since 2011 she is member of the Board of Mexican Museum of Women Artists, a platform that expands the relations between Mexican female artists with different activities.

 

In 2015 she received the artist residency from Caza d’Oro in Mas D’Azil, France. In 2013 she received the Grant from National Art Fund FONCA for an artist residency in Argentina. In 2010 she won the First Prize at the Sixth International Banner Biennial of Tijuana. In 2008 received the first place in the Biennial of Glass in Monterrey and received a grant to work at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, USA. In 2003 she received the Grant for Artists from Guanajuato Cultural Institute.
She has had solo exhibitions in Mexico and the United States, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Mexico, U.S.A., Italy, France, Canada, Portugal, Colombia and Spain among others.
Her work belongs to public collections such as the Centro Cultural Guanajuato, Leon, Gto., Glass Museum, Monterrey, Tijuana Cultural Center, Art Nexus, Bogotá and Nassau County Museum of Art, New York.