Miguel González Virgen

about the author

Miguel González Virgen was born in 1964 in Colima, Mexico. He completed his BA at Harvard College graduating magna cum laude in 1988. In 1991, he received a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University. Between 1991 and 2006, Miguel worked as an architect and as an art critic in different countries, including Japan, Switzerland, and Mexico. In 2004, he wrote Of Games, the Infinite and Worlds: The Work of Gabriel Orozco, published by the Douglas Hyde Gallery of Trinity College, Dublin. Later, between 2006 and 2011, he was head of the Visual Arts Program at CEDIM, one of the leading art and design schools of Mexico. In September 2013 Miguel arrived in Belgium to start his research project leading to a PhD degree at KU Leuven. His dissertation project is titled “Towards a Metaphysics of Art as a Grounding for Paradigmatic Art Research.”

Email: miguelalejandro.gonzalezvirgen@arts.kuleuven.be

info & contact


KU Leuven, BE


miguelalejandro.gonzalezvirgen [AT] arts.kuleuven.be


Duchamp’s Art Coefficient: The Dark Precursor at Work
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: artistic research, Friedrich Nietzsche, Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp