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.

Journal articles:

"Craft as Decolonial Universalism in the Bienal de La Habana", forthcoming in Third Text 

"A Radical Cultural Expertise", MARCH, a journal of art and strategy, 1, 1. (2020)

“Realism in the work of Maria Thereza Alves”, Afterall,  (Fall 2017)

“Global contemporary art tourism: engaging with Cuban authenticity through the Bienal de La Habana”, Tourism and Development , vol. 15, 3. (2017)

“Repetition and distance in ASCO fotonovelas”, Revisiones, vol. 2. (2012)

Chapters in edited volumes:

"Conciliatory Avant-Gardism: US Art in the Bienal de La Habana". Forthcoming in Tankha, Mrinalini, Christina García, and Yairamaren Román Maldonado, An Undisciplined Look at Cuba.  

"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)

“Crítica de arte basado en la colaboración en comunidad. Notas metodológicas”, in Blasco, Selina, L. Insúa, Programa sin créditos (Madrid: Comunidad de Madrid, 2017).

“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:

Querer parecer noche (Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo: Madrid, 2018.  Co-author. 

Los sujetos / The subjects. Spanish Pavilion, 56 Venice Biennale (2015). Co-author.   

Authored translations (selection):

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.

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

Public writing, exhibition and book reviews (selection):

“Wangechi Mutu: I am Speaking. Are You Listening?”, caa.reviews (forthcoming).  

"The Art of Direct Action", book review. FIELD, 16 (Summer 2020)

"El momento oportuno. David Horvitz y sus trabajos de tiepo", A-Desk.org (January 28, 2019)

“Luis Camnitzer’s critique of power is as relevant as ever”, hyperallergic (November 12, 2018)

“Mujeres radicales latinoamericanas en Los Ángeles”, Campo de relámpagos (December 3, 2017)

“Yo veo/tú significas. La escritura femenina de Lucy R. Lippard,” CONCRETA (July, 2016)

“A note on the contemporary canon: Public Fiction’s show at MOCA LA”, in Los Angeles Review of Books (June 17, 2016)

“Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance”, in caa.reviews (January 7, 2015)

“On The Return of a Lake”, FIELD , 1 (2015)

2009-19 - Art criticism writing at A-Desk.org.

 

pchecag1 at swarthmore dot edu
@lapalo