Pablo León de la Barra is a cultural agent, independent curator, researcher, writer and editor born in Mexico City in 1972.
León de la Barra has a PhD in History and Theory of Art and Architecture from the Architectural Association, London.
He has curated among other exhibitions To Be Political it Has to Look Nice (2003) at Apexart and Art in General in New York; PR04 Biennale (2004 co-curator) in Puerto Rico; George and Dragon at ICA (2005) at the ICA-London; Glory Hole (2006) at the Architecture Foundation-London; Sueño de Casa Propia (2007-2008 in collaboration with Maria Ines Rodriguez) at Centre de Art Contemporaine-Geneve, Casa Encendida-Madrid, Casa del Lago-Mexico City; This Is Not America at Beta Local in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2009); Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, Yucatan and Elsewhere, at the CCE in Guatemala (2010); To Know Him Is To Love Him, Cerith Wyn Evans at Casa Barragan, Mexico City (2010); Incidents of Mirror Travel (2011) at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; and Bananas is my Business: The South American Way at Museu Carmen Miranda, Rio de Janeiro.
León de la Barra has contributed to the following publications: Frog-Paris, Spike-Austria, PinUp-New York, Purple-Paris, Wallpaper-London, Celeste-Mexico. He was co-director of 24-7 an artists-curatorial collective in London from 2002-2005. He is also the editor of his own blog The Centre for the Aesthetic Revolution.