Sánchez is a curator and art critic, as well as the co-founder of Patronato de Arte Contemporaneo (PAC) in Mexico. He served as director of the Carrillo Gil Museum of Art (1997-2000) and Director of the Rufino Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art. He was also the co-curator of the international public art project inSite 2000-01, and has continued to be involved with inSite in various capacities ever since. Additionally, he is a professor for the Master of Cultural Contexts at the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City. From 2007-2012, he was director of the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City. In 2012, he curated the show Destellos, an edition for the tenth anniversary of the Jumex Collection; and in 2013, he curated Confetti Make-up at the Festival of Sexual Diversity in the Chopo Museum, Mexico City. He is a member of the Curator Selection Committee of Documenta 14, Kasel; and advisor to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Committee in Berlin. Currently he is the Project Manager of inSite/ Casa Gallina.