María Inés Rodríguez was born in Colombia in 1968 and is currently the Chief Curator, Director of Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux.
Rodríguez formerly headed the artistic program of the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. From November 2009-2011, María Inés Rodríguez was the Chief Curator of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Spain). During 2008-2009, she has been the Curator of Satellite program at Jeu de Paume, Paris, as well as the Editor of the French art publication Point d’Ironie in Paris. Since 2006, she is part of the Artist Pension Trust Latino-América’s curatorial committee.
As an independent curator and art critic, she has worked on exhibitions and research projects on the strategies of appropriation of the public space in different spaces of contemporary art, which relate the art, the design, the architecture and the urbanism. Interested in printed editions, she has organized public lectures and exhibitions related to this topic, creating in 2005 Tropical paper Editions, to develop artists’ edition projects. She has also published the newspapers Instant City, Bogotham City and Sueño de Casa Propia.
She has been awarded the following grants: Warhol Foundation in 2011, Fondation Patiño – Ville de Genève in 1994, American Center Foundation in 2006, and a residency at the Apex Art Center in New York in 2007.