Francisco Guevara
Francisco Jose Guevara (Puebla
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, 1978) is a Mexican
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 visual artist and curator
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, descended from Zapotec and Jewish families from Puebla, Zacatecas and Oaxaca. Guevara is especially known for creating edible sculptures, installations and performances exploring the symbolic meaning of food, the rituals of eating and human beings' ephemeral condition.

Guevara studied painting at the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP) and continued at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana
Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana
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 in Mexico City
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. He began his curating/arts management career with a year of law studies at the Escuela Libre de Derecho
Escuela Libre de Derecho
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 (ELD) in Mexico City following with a semester of International Relations at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
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). He received a University Expert title in Management and Planning of Development Cooperation Projects in the Fields of Education, Science and Culture at the Universidad Nacional de Estudios a Distancia (UNED) at Madrid, Spain, in coordination with the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI). He has promoted several international artistic exchange programs with Australia
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, Brazil
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, Ecuador
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, Hong Kong
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, Mexico
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, Paraguay
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, Spain
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 and the USA.

As an artist he has had 16 solo shows and participated in multiple collective exhibits including the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City and the 10th Mexican Festival in Australia. His work can be found in important private and public collections such as: Colección Jumex
Colección Jumex
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, Museo Dolores Olmedo
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 Patiño :es:Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño in Mexico City, Lila Downs
Lila Downs
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 Collection Mexico, Ministry of Culture of Bolivia, Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
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 Collection USA, and the Margrethe II Collection Denmark, among others.

In 2007 & 2008 the project he curated Campo Expandido VIII with Raymundo Sesma was awarded the AIA
American Institute of Architects
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New Mexico Honor Award and the AIA Albuquerque Honor Award.

As of 2009, Guevara is the co-founder and Executive Director of Arquetopia, a non-profit conservatory and residency program for art and music in Puebla, Mexico.

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