Catalina Mena Larraín is a journalist, critic, and curator. She is the author of a wide range of reporting projects and interviews for Chilean print media. She has been editor of the magazines Paula and PAT (Patrimonio Cultural). In 2015, she was awarded the University Alberto Hurtado Prize for Journalistic Excellence. Her poetry and essays have been published in several books, magazines, and museum catalogs. She is founder of the online intellectual platform Barbarie—Pensar con otros.