Ana Casas Broda is an artist, educator and editor based in Mexico City. She is co-director of Hydra + Fotografía, a platform founded in Mexico City in 2012 for projects related to the medium of photography. Casas Broda has exhibited widely, and her photobooks include Álbum (Mestizo A.C., 2000) and Kinderwunsch (La Fábrica Editorial: Madrid, 2014). For over thirty years, she has dedicated herself to coordinating projects on photography at venues such as Centro de la Imagen, Mexico and Círculo de Bellas Artes, Spain. Casas Broda has curated exhibitions in Argentina, Austria, the Netherlands and Mexico. Since 2014, she has been co-director of Hydra, a platform for generating projects related to photography, based on reflection, dialogue and collaboration between people, associations, artist institutions and publishers. Hydra has an educational program, gallery, bookstore and a publishing arm titled INFRAMUNDO that promotes experimental narratives, hybrid production and collaborative practices. Casas Broda is particularly interested in work that explores issues related to personal and cultural identity.
Photo: Orlando de la Rosa, Intervention: Constanza Moctezuma
Dr. Kelli Morgan is an independent curator, social justice activist and Professor and Director of Curatorial Studies, Tufts University. She earned a PhD in Afro-American studies and a graduate certificate in public history from the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her scholarly commitment to the investigation of anti-blackness within those fields has demonstrated how traditional art history and museum practice work specifically to uphold white supremacy. Morgan has held teaching positions at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; and Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia; as well as curatorial positions at the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, IN; and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. In 2014, Morgan was awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.
Photo: Tyrone Myrick Photography