He is a visual artist based in New York. His production varies between installation, video, museography, performance and the creation of discursive situations. His most recent projects have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) (Parallel Lives, 2003), the eighth Havana Biennial, and the Royal College of Art in London (2004). He has also shown his work in Berlin, Bonn, São Paulo, Tokyo, Zagreb, Bogotá, Buenos Aires and Athens, and in institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, the Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum in Hagen, the Bronx Museum, the Banff Center Canada, the Sculpture Center in New York, Ex Teresa Espacio Alternativo in Mexico DF and at the Shedhalle in Zurich. He was head of educational programming at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Since 2003 he has directed debates for the international forum of contemporary art experts at the ARCO fair in Madrid. In 2002 he directed the El Museo como Medio symposium, a dual program organized at the National Center for the Arts of Mexico and the Guggenheim. Helguera has also carried out several experimental discussion and debate events such as the Primer Foro de Purificación Cultural Urbana (Mexico, 2003), the first imaginary forum of mental sculpture (New York, 2004) and a reinterpretation of Plato’s Banquet from a point of view. view of art theory (Rincón, Puerto Rico, 2004).
In 2012, Helguera received a PhD from Kingston University in London, redefining his role as an educator. He is currently Director of Academic Programs for Adults at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.