Paloma
Checa-Gismero

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

Here is a selection of my academic publishing, catalog essays, art criticism, and translations.

Journal articles

2020 - "A Radical Cultural Expertise", MARCH, a journal of art and strategy, 1, 1. 
2017 - “Realism in the Work of Maria Thereza Alves”, Afterall, Fall 2017
2017 - “Global Contemporary Art Tourism: Engaging with Cuban Authenticity through the Bienal de La Habana”, Tourism and Development, 15, 3.
2012 - “Repetition and distance in ASCO fotonovelas”, Revisiones, vol. 2.

Chapters in edited volumes

2019 - "Estética situada. Crónica de una visita al laboratorio artístico de San Agustín", in Aurélie Sampeur, Paz Ponce (eds.) La energía del contexto. Reflexiones múltiples desde el Laboratorio Artístico de San Agustín (Ministerio de Cultura de la República de Cuba: La Habana, 2019)
2017 - “Crítica de arte basado en la colaboración en comunidad. Notas metodológicas”, in Blasco, Selina, L. Insúa, Programa sin créditos. (Madrid: Comunidad de Madrid, 2017).
2013 - “El I Encuentro Nacional de Arte de Vanguardia: una experiencia de arte como investigación” in Raquel Caerols (ed) La praxis del artista en el proceso creativo. Creación artística versus investigación en las artes. (Universidad Nebrija: Madrid, 2013)

Exhibition catalogs (selection)

2018 - (co-author) Querer parecer noche (Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo: Madrid, 2018)
2015 - (co-author) Los Sujetos / The Subjects. Spanish Pavilion, 56 Venice Biennale.
2014 - Guest writer at ARCO Art Fair, Madrid

Authored translations (selection)

2016 - Yo veo / tú significas (Bilbao: Consonni, 2016). Author: Lucy R. Lippard; original title: I See / You Mean (Los Angeles: Chrysalis, 1975). Author of Introduction, translator, project director.
2013 - Además opino que el materialismo ha de ser destruído (Mérida, Mex.: COCOM PRESS, 2013) Author: Graham Harman; original title “I too believe that materialism should be destroyed”, in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 2010, v.28, p.772-790

Exhibition reviews (selection)

2019 - "El momento oportuno. David Horvitz y sus trabajos de tiepo", A-Desk.org (January, 28)
2018 - “Luis Camnitzer’s critique of power is as relevant as ever”, hyperallergic (November, 12)
2017 - “Mujeres radicales latinoamericanas en Los Ángeles”, campoderelámpagos.org
2017 - “Yo veo/tú significas. La escritura femenina de Lucy R. Lippard,” CONCRETA.org
2016 - “A note on the contemporary canon: Public Fiction’s show at MOCA”, Los Angeles Review of Books (June, 17)
2016 - “Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance”, in caareviews (January, 7)
2015 - “On The Return of a Lake”, FIELD Journal, 1.
2009-19 - Art criticism writing at A-Desk.org


pchecag1 at swarthmore dot edu