Arden Decker is a doctoral candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has been a fellow at the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program in Washington D.C. and in 2011-2012 she was the recipient of a Fulbright-García Robles award for dissertation research in Mexico City. She has assisted on numerous exhibitions including Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960-2000 at El Museo del Barrio, NYC and last year published a roundtable interview for the exhibition catalogue México: Inside/Out, produced by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. She is also a participant in the Primer Seminario de Investigación y Curaduría: Tecnología, medios audiovisuales y experimentación artística at the Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City.
Currently, she is completing her dissertation examining the development of conceptual practices in Mexico during the 1960s and 1970s. The project centers around ephemeral interventions, anti-exhibitions, and institutional critique in the work of artists ranging from Alejandro Jodorowsky to the subversive and collaborative art groups of the 1970s now known as los grupos.