(Buenos Aires, 1957) writer, curator, art historian, critic and activist. He was brought up in Lima and his most important references in terms of identity are Peruvian. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University (1978) and lectures on a number of Latin American post-graduate programmes. His texts and exhibitions usually explore the relationships between art and violence, art and politics and art and religion. He has published over twenty books and some of his studies have become key works for the understanding of pop achorado and Neo-baroque in Peruvian art, as well as indigenist work in this cultural context. In Lima he has directed the Museum of Italian Art, the San Marcos Art Museum and the San Marcos Cultural Centre. He was the General Curator at the 1st Lima Photography Biennial (2011) and has also overseen Peruvian entries to biennials such as the Sao Paulo, Mercosur and Venice events, among others.