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César García-Alvarez

César García-Alvarez is founder and executive and artistic director of The Mistake Room (TMR), a Los Angeles-based independent space and platform for contemporary art, culture, and ideas. At TMR, García-Alvarez has organized exhibitions and projects with Oscar Murillo, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Ed Clark, Diana Thater, Mandy El-Sayegh, Thomas Hirschhorn, Henry Taylor, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Gordon Matta-Clark, and others. From 2007 to 2012, García-Alvarez held various positions at LAXART, including associate director and senior curator. He was one of the curators of Made in L.A. 2012 — the first Los Angeles biennial organized by the Hammer Museum — and, in 2013, served as U.S. commissioner for the 13th International Cairo Biennial. García-Alvarez has also organized notable museum exhibitions, including mid-career surveys of Marcos Ramirez ERRE (with Kevin Power) at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (2011), and Eduardo Sarabia at the Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara (2014). García-Alvarez’s recent books include monographs on Eduardo Sarabia and Brenna Youngblood. He is currently working on monographs on artists Felipe Baeza and Tiffany Alfonseca, as well as a book on the first seven years of TMR’s programs. García-Alvarez lives and works in Los Angeles.