Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz

Director, Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz is a Bolivian-German writer, curator and philosopher. Since 2019 he is the director of Bolivia’s National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte, MNA) in La Paz. Between 2008–2011 he was curator of the exhibition and publication project Principio Potosí / The Potosí Principle (Museo Reina Sofía Madrid / Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin / Museo Nacional de Arte and MUSEF La Paz, together with Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann). From 2014-2016 he was coordinator of São Paulo’s Seminário Público Micropolíticas and Programa de Ações Culturais Autônomas (P.A.C.A., together with Suely Rolnik, Tatiana Roque and Amilcar Packer). He is the author of the book Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida: Block-Experiments in Cosmococa — program in progress (Afterall / MIT Press, 2013, together with Sabeth Buchmann).


Borders and the Barrier of the Skin

A key contradiction of globalization is its facilitation of the movement of goods while the movement of people is increasingly restricted. Furthering this tendency, biometric technologies have expanded the traditional notion of the border, regulating the circulation of gendered, racialized, and classed bodies.