Sofía de Grenade, Aguilón (2018-19) and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Farmacopea (2013), as part of Never Spoken Again.
Installation view at the Eli & Edythe Broad Museum, 2020

David Ayala-Alfonso is a curator, artist, and researcher living and working in Mexico City. He is a guest curator at the traveling exhibitions program at Independent Curators International; Visiting Critic for the Ford Family Foundation; advisor at the SOMA Academic Program in Mexico City; editor at Journal of Visual Culture; and author and advisor for different international publications in the US, Mexico and the UK

He has published books, chapters and articles on visual culture, critical heritage, art history, critical urbanism, art and education, and art in the public realm, and has delivered numerous international lectures. His work as an artist and curator has been showcased extensively in different venues in the United States, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Ayala-Alfonso has received various awards, including the Fulbright Grant, the AICAD post-graduate Teaching Fellowship, the ICI-Dedalus Award for Curatorial Research and the Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research at SAIC. He holds a MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; a Specialization in Art Education from the National University of Colombia; and has done different curatorial residencies in France, Colombia, the United States and Germany.