Andrea Giunta

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About Andrea Giunta

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 and Global Modern and Contemporary Art at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras.  Principal Researcher of the CONICET, National Research Council, Argentina, she is also Visiting Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. 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 and the Tinker Visiting Professor at Columbia University, NY, 20017. 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, Bahnhof, Hammer, MoMA, MUAC-UNAM, etc. Among her books are Feminismos y arte latioamericano (2018), Radical Women. Latin American Art, 1960-1985 (2017, together with Cecilia Fajardo-Hill), Verboamérica (2016, together with Agustín Pérez Rubio); When Does Contemporary Art Begin? (2014);Escribir las imágenes (2011); Objetos mutantes (2010); Poscrisis (2009); El Guernica de Picasso: el poder de la representación (2009); Avant Garde, Internationalism and Politics (2007, 1st Spanish edition 2001).


"Race, Ethnicity and Empathy in Latin American Women Artists, 1960-1985"
Based on the exhibition “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985” (Hammer and Brooklyn Museums and Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, co-curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta), in this presentation I analyze some of its works from the concepts of race, ethnicity and empathy. The presentation introduces the exhibition, the curatorial decisions guiding the selection of works, as well as the themes that articulated its installation in the space. The configuration of the Latin American artistic field between the years 1960 and 1985 is also analyzed, as well as its challenge to make visible issues of gender, race and ethnicity. I will consider the difficulties involved in analyzing such issues in Latin American art and the need to reposition our practices in order to problematize the canon. “Radical Women” promoted the visibility of 125 artists who were, to a large extent, outside the radar of contemporary Latin American art. Reviewing the exhibition allows us to deepen implicit questions and draw new paths of reflection and research.