Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) often draws improbable relationships between human histories, biographies, anecdotes and historical events, always bringing them all together in a cohesive whole and making all serve as a reflection on our current relationship with art as a society. Helguera often
focuses on history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics and anthropology in formats such as lectures, museum displays, performance and written fiction. His project The School of Panamerican Unrest (2003–2011), an early example of pedagogically focused socially engaged art, consisted in a nomadic think tank, physically crossed the continent by car from Anchorage to Tierra del Fuego. He has exhibited widely internationally. His is author of several books including Education for Socially Engaged Art (2011), a primer for social practice, The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style, Theatrum Anatomicum (and other performance lectures), What in the World, and Art Scenes: The Social Scripts of the Art World, a book on the sociology of contemporary art.