Alivé Piliado is a McMullan Arts Leadership intern and a Mexican art historian. She is currently a dual master’s degree candidate in Arts Administration and Policy and Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Before arriving in Chicago, Alivé served as a curator at the National Museum of Art (MUNAL) and the National Museum of San Carlos, both in Mexico City. She is interested in expanding her critical curatorial studies, providing research and exhibition spaces for Latin American women artists, and championing the importance of Mexican art in the history of global modern art. Alivé advocates for inclusive discourses and promotes diversity both within arts organizations and in terms of audiences and community outreach. Alivé is mentored by Caitlin Haskell, Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and is collaborating on two upcoming exhibitions about international Surrealism.