Eduardo Vázquez Martín – Art and Culture Coordinator

Eduardo Vázquez Martín was born in Mexico City in 1962 and has worked as an editor at magazines such as La Orquesta; Periódico de Poesía; Milenio; Viceversa and Laberinto Urbano. The founder of the Mexico City Culture Institute in that city’s first directly-elected municipal government as well as that administration’s Director of Cultural Development, he created and executed the “La calle es de todos” (“The Streets Belong to Everyone”) and the “Fábrica de artes y oficios de Iztapalapa” (“Iztapalapa Arts and Trades Factory”) programs. He served as General Coordinator of the Mexican Embassy’s Mexico in Spain Institute, and as the San Luis Potosí State Ministry of Culture’s General Director, where he spearheaded the foundation of the San Luis Potosí State Center for the Arts. He currently directs Mexico City’s Museum of Natural History and Environmental Culture. A National Fine Arts Institute as well as National Foundation for Culture and the Arts poetry fellow, he has published the following volumes: Navíos de piedra, Comer Sirena, Minuta y Naturaleza y hechos and Lluvias y secas. His work has appeared in publications such as Vuelta, Nexos, El Buscón, Letra Internacional, Matador, Artes de México, Letras libres, Gatopardo and Conspiratio, among others. His special report, El silencio de Sarajevo, a coproduction by Radioactivo and MVS Noticias, presented special coverage of the war in Iraq from Spain on Radioactivo 98.5. Vázquez Martín directed the documentary Dormitorio 10, a look at conditions for inmates with HIV at Santa Marta Acatitla Prison. He is a principal collaborator with the Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad organization.