Andrea Giunta: Race, Ethnicity and Empathy in Latin American Women Artists


Monday, April 2, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S-010), 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Andrea Giunta, Curator and Professor of Latin American and International Art, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Moderator: Mary Schneider Enriquez, Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums

Andrea Giunta will present on the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. The exhibition, co-curated by Dr. Andrea Giunta and Dr. Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, originally opened at the Hammer Museum as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, and will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, April 13–July 22, 2018. The talk will focus on emblematic works form each section of the exhibition, looking in depth at some pieces and the elaboration of a comparative model of analysis.

Andrea Giunta is an art historian and curator specialized in Latin American and Contemporary Art. She received her Ph.D. from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is Professor of Latin American art at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. She is also Principal Researcher of the CONICET, National Research Council, Argentina. She held the Chair in Latin American Art History and Criticism at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was also the founding Director of the Center of Latin American Visual Studies (2008-2013). Giunta is the recipient of several awards, including the Guggenheim, the Getty Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship. She was distinguished with the Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin.  Different universities have recognized her work with invitations as a keynote speaker (Harvard, University of Chicago, Berkeley, New York University, Chicago Art Institute, Columbia University, EHESS, Paris). She delivered lectures at museums like MoMA, Reina Sofía, Getty Institute, MFAH, Malba, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, MUAC-UNAM, etc. Among her books are Verboamérica (2016, together with Agustín Pérez Rubio); When Does Contemporary Art Begin? (2014); Escribir las imágenes. Ensayos sobre arte argentino y latinoamericano (2011); Objetos mutantes. Sobre arte contemporáneo(2010); Poscrisis. Arte argentino después del 2001 (2009); El Guernica de Picasso: el poder de la representación.  Europa, Estados Unidos y America Latina (2009); Avant Garde, Internationalism and Politics. Argentine Art in the Sixties (2007, 1rst Spanish edition 2001).

Reception to follow.

NOTE: Andrea Giunta will lead the workshop Latin American Women Artists: a Curatorial Perspective (April 2, 1:00-3:00pm) as part of the course SPANSH 255: Aesthetics and Consumer Capitalism in Latin America: A Radical Women Approach. Open to Harvard Graduate students. Contact Marcela Ramos at: to register.

Presented in collaboration with the Romance Languages and Literatures Department, the History of Art and Architecture Department and the Harvard Art Museums.


Photo credit: Andrea Giunta