Celebrated artist Roberto Cortázar (b. 1962, Mexico City) commenced his academic training in 1976 at the National School of Arts, Mexico, and continued his academic studies at the National School of Painting and Sculpture with a grant from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico. He then went on to collaborate with numerous academic institutions giving lectures, conferences, seminars and advisory covering historic, philosophical and theoretical aspects of art, including work as a key contributor to the renewal of the academic plan for the Mexican National School of Fine Arts. From 1989 to 1993, he was a founding member of the Consultative Council for the Mexican National Foundation for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA). During these years, he was juror for the National Plan for Creators and the National Fund for Plastic Arts. Recent exhibitions include a collaboration with Derrick Cartwright for the Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries of the University of San Diego (2015), The Silver Paintings, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, Mexico, DF (2013), and Art Taipei, Hong Kong (also 2013). Group exhibitions include Vinculos Expuestos, Galeria Ethra, Mexico, DF (2013) and Pintura Mexicana de la posguerra al fin de siglo, Shanghai Art Museum, China (2006). In 2009, his works were also exhibited at the National Museum of Arts (MUNAL), Mexico City.