Paola Santoscoy (b. 1974) is a curator and writer on contemporary art based in Mexico City. She is currently director of the Museo Experimental el Eco in Mexico City. In 2013 she co-directed with Brazilian curator Marcio Harum the 11th edition of SITAC (Simposio Internacional de Teoría de Arte Contemporáneo) in Mexico City, titled Being-with-one-another. In 2011 she was adjuct curator for the 8th Biennial of Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 2010 she curated the exhibition The Nature of Things for the 1st Biennial of the Americas in Denver, CO. She holds an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She has worked in various exhibition spaces and institutions in Mexico City: La Panadería (2000-2001), Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (2001-2003), and Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo (2004-2007).
Curatorial projects include: “Xilitla,” A project by Melanie Smith and Rafael Ortega, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2010), “Asterism. Artists living in Berlin”, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2006), “Jesús Rafael Soto. Vision in Movement” (co-curated with Tatiana Cuevas), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, (2005-2006); Video programs “Come Closer” and “Todo va a estar bien” (2004-2005). She has developed exhibition projects and curatorial essays for international institutions such as Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires; GAMeC, Bergamo and Piano Nobile, Geneva, and collaborates regularly with contemporary art publications. In 2007 and 2008 she was invited to curate the section Solo Projects of the international art fair ARCO, Madrid. Since 2012 she is part of a group of tutors teaching an anual course at the Centro de Arte de San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca focused on art production.