02.17.2016 / Maria del Mar Gonzalez


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Wednesday, February 17, 2016. 10am – 12pm
Boardroom, SF Campus

María del Mar González is a Visiting Scholar in Global Contemporary Art at the California College of the Arts. Her work centers on the intersection of art and politics, art biennials, globalization, reprographic arts, national identity, and institutional history. She has presented her research at conferences in art history, area studies, and ethnic studies. Most recently, she delivered papers at the 2015 and 2013 College Art Association Annual Conference, the 2014 Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Material, and at the 2013 Latino Art Now!: Expanding Perspectives in American Art Conference. She has written and published on the San Juan Graphic Art Biennial and on Puerto Rican prints. She has also held fellowships in museums and cultural institutions including the Getty Foundation and National Museum of American History-Smithsonian Institution.  Her new research project focuses on the Latinization of U.S. cultural institutions during the late 20th and early 21st centuries–especially the “Latin boom” of the 1980s and 90s during which institutions in both the U.S. and UK began acquiring art and curating exhibitions on Latin American and U.S. Latino/a art.