Paloma
Checa-Gismero

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

I write about contemporary art, art biennials, and the politics of globalism.

Throughout the years I have been affiliated with a number of editorial and curatorial projects.

Since February 2022 I am a member of the Executive Board of the Society for Contemporary Art Historians (SCAH), where I serve as Programs Coordinator.

In fall 2021 I joined the advisory board of Rosine Association 2.0, an interdisciplinary collective of artists, harm reductionists, archivists, and community members involved in today’s street economies. Rosine 2.0 is active in the city of Philadelphia and directed  by curator Carol Stakenas.

During academic year 2021-2022 I am a member of Cohort III of the Mellon Periclean Faculty Leadership Program in the Humanities.

Between 2014 and 2020 I served in the Editorial Collective of FIELD, a journal of socially engaged art criticism. Directed by Grant Kester, FIELD advances discussions about art and social justice. Check its latest issue at field-journal.com

Between 2013 and 2016 I served in the Editorial Board of COCOM, an open press that translated to Spanish key conversations in art theory and criticism. COCOM was based in la Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatán (Mérida, México). Read more about it here.

In 2009, together with a collective of four other artists, I founded RAMPA, an independent research and production space in Madrid. I served as the space’s co-curator until 2011.



pchecag1 at swarthmore dot edu
@lapalo