Mariana Botey is an art historian/ artist/ curator born in Mexico City in 1969. She is Associate Professor in Modern / Contemporary Latin American Art History at the Visual Arts Department at UCSD. Botey received her Ph.D. in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine in 2010. Her experimental video documentaries have been shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Bilbao, The Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, The Anthology Film Archives in New York, The Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico City, REDCAT among other museums, galleries and festivals. Botey is Co-Editor of Fantasma, Fetiche, Fantasmagoría: Ensayos en Estética y Emancipación, Zona Crítica Collection Series. (Mexico: Siglo XXI Editores-UNAM.) In the same collection series, she is the author of Zonas de Disturbio: espectros del México indígena en la modernidad, Siglo XXI Editores, México (2014). Botey lives and works in San Diego, California.