Lorena Junco Margain
Born and raised in Mexico (Monterrey and Mexico City), author, art collector and philanthropist Lorena Junco Margain studied Visual Arts at Universidad de Monterrey before co-founding the Distrito14 gallery as a platform to amplify emerging Mexican artists. Soon afterward, she co-founded and curated the Margain-Junco Collection with her husband Eduardo Margain to support emerging artists, foster the art scene in Mexico and promote awareness of Mexican art internationally. She also played an instrumental role in launching the 2015 Shaped in Mexico contemporary art exhibition in London. In 2008, Junco Margain was forced to flee Mexico with her husband, children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews in the face of growing organized crime and kidnapping threats. Today she lives with her husband and three kids in Austin, Texas. On the Way to Casa Lotus is her first book.