Critic, curator and art historian. Doctor in History and Theory of Art (PhD) from the University of Essex, UK, and a degree in History from Universidad Autónoma de México. He is a research fellow at Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Between 2002 and 2008 he was the Tate Modern’s first Associate Curator of Latin American Art for collections.
Medina has curated, among others, events and exhibitions like Cuando la fe mueve montañas de Francis Alÿs (Lima, Peru, 2001) 20 Million Mexicans Can’t Be Wrong (South London Gallery, 2002), La era de la discrepancia. Arte y Cultura Visual en México (1968-1997) (co-curated with Olivier Debroise, Pilar García & Alvaro Vazquez, 2007-2008). In 2009 he curated ¿De qué otra cosa podríamos hablar? The project Teresa Margolles presented at the Mexican Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He has also organized Dominó Caníbal, a year-long exhibition for PAC Murcia, Spain, in 2010. In 2011 he was selected to lead the curatorial team for Manifesta 9.
Among his most recent publications are: Francis Alÿs (Phaidon, 2007), “ ‘The 21st century has just begun’… beyond the poetic and political divide”, in: Out of the studio! (Hasselt, Z33 Art Centre, 2008) and “Hacia una nueva anarquitectura”, in: Taiyana Pimentel, coord. Tercerunquinto. Investiduras institucionales,(INBA-Conaculta, 2009). Medina writes "Ojo Breve", a fortnightly column for the newspaper Reforma in Mexico City.