I am an assistant professor of modern and contemporary art history at Swarthmore College.

As a scholar of contemporary Latin American art and critical biennial studies, I study how processes of coloniality were and remain active in the formation of global contemporary art as we know it today. My work centers the translations that situated artistic legacies undertake in their access to international art circuits. My book about the early art biennial boom is forthcoming with Duke University Press.

I received a PhD in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the University of California, San Diego (2019), and an MFA in Arts, Production, and Research from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2009). Before becoming an art historian I was a practicing artist. My work was featured, among other venues, in Manifesta 8 (2010) and Archivo de Creadores de Madrid (2012).



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