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Cecilia Fajardo-Hill is a British/Venezuelan art historian and curator in modern and contemporary art, specializing in Latin American art based in Southern California. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Essex, England, and an MA in 20th Century Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England. She was the chief curator and vice-president of Curatorial Affairs at the Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA in Long Beach; the director and chief curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (CIFO) and the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami, USA, and the director of Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela. She was visiting scholar at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Los Angeles. Fajardo-Hill is the co-curator of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, the Hammer Museum contribution to PST LA/LA. She is the curator of Abstraction in Action, a multi-platform project on post 90s abstraction in Latin America, and presently she is co-editor of a publication on 20th and 21st–century Guatemalan art, an initiative of Harvard University and Arte GT 20/21. Fajardo-Hill has curated and written extensively on contemporary Latin American art.