Marco Méndez (Mitla, Oaxaca, MEX, 1986) holds a Licenciatura (BA) in Graphic Design from the International University of La Paz, where he is currently pursuing a MA in Educational Sciences. In 2014, he founded the cultural collective and centre Pitao Bezelao in Mitla, a space dedicated to generating and promoting local artistic, cultural, and social projects. The centre has spearheaded the first award ceremony recognising Mitleño talent; created educational games in the Zapotec language; and in 2021 inaugurated the first International Murals of Mitla Festival (FIMM). Additionally, the centre has hosted weaving workshops, Zapotec reading circles, and film screenings. Since 2017, Méndez has worked in the Human Rights Directorate of the Council of the PJEO judiciary.