Is a Los Angeles-based curator whose research interests include contemporary art and curatorial practices that explore the politics and social issues of everyday life. Presently, she serves as Project Coordinator and Contributing Curatorial Advisor for the forthcoming exhibition and publication Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in the 1990s Mexico at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, as part of PST LA/LA. She recently worked with artist Teresa Margolles, as project art coordinator, for her contribution to the Public Art Biennial CURRENT: LA Water. In addition, she was research assistant at the Getty Research Institute’s project Urban Transfer(s): Building the Latin American Metropolis from Independence to the Threshold of Modernism. Lieja holds a B.A. in Ciencias de la Cultura (Cultural Studies) from the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City, and a M.A. in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere from USC.