November 15, 2012
From beginning of November this year, Marielsa Castro will be named executive director of LIGA, Space for Architecture in Mexico City. Marielsa will be in charge of the general coordination and management of the exhibition platform in close relation with the founding directors Ruth Estevez, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, Abel Perles and Carlos Bedoya.
The founding directors of LIGA comment: ‘We are convinced that Marielsa Castro will add a fresh vision, the energy and the enthusiasm that is necessary for as space such as LIGA. Her experience in the organization of cultural events and her relation with the visual arts, have assured us of her capacity to take up a central position in the management of LIGA. We deliberately opted for a young director, continuing our institutional search for young talents in the field of cultural production in Latin America.’
The installment of Marielsa Castro as the executive director of LIGA, coincides with the departure of Maki Leos Hosokawa who has been in charge of the coordination of LIGA since the venue opened its doors in March 2011. Maki coordinated and managed all the exhibition projects and LIGA interludes until now, and her leaving to continue her studies in Japan, will certainly be a great loss for LIGA.
About Marielsa Castro:
Marielsa Castro is an architect graduated at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City where she formed part of the Society of Students and during two consecutive years she collaborated in the creation of the two most important vents realized by the architecture department: Movilgrafía and FOROENTRE/2010. Together with the team of COLECTIVO 928, she installed a new system of student participation which has been reproduced for the next three years at the university. She realized an academic interchange program at the University of New York, Continued Education. During this period she realized an internship at ACCONCI STUDIO led by the renowned artist and architect, Vito Acconci.
Marielsa Castro new director of LIGA