Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Image: Paz Errázuriz (born Chile, 1944). Evelyn, 1982, from the series La manzana de Adán (Adam’s apple), 1982–90. Gelatin silver print, 15 9/16 × 23 1/2 in. (39.5 × 59.7 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Galería AFA, Santiago. © Paz Errázuriz.


Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985
Presented by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Andrea Giunta, and Marcela Guerrero
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public


Co-curators Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta will speak about the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985, which will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from April 13–July 22, 2018. The conversation will be moderated by Curatorial Intensive alumna Marcela Guerrero.

The first exhibition to explore the groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art of Latin American and Latina women artists during a period of extraordinary conceptual and aesthetic experimentation, Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 features more than 120 artists from 15 countries, focusing on their use of the female body for political and social critique and artistic expression. For more information on the exhibition, please visit the Brooklyn Museum website here.

This program is part of a talk series featuring the curators of some of the key exhibitions organized as part of Pacific Standard Time (PST): LA/LA in California. The series offers New York audiences an opportunity to learn first-hand about the curatorial ideas and research generated by PST: LA/LA.

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Co-presented by the Brooklyn Museum.


This event is accessible to people with mobility disabilities. Please contact ICI for additional accessibility needs.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

April 10, 2018

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Cecilia Fajardo-Hill

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.

Andrea Giunta

Andrea Giunta is Professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she got her PhD, and is Principal Researcher of the CONICET, Argentina. She is the author of several books on Latin American and International Art, such as Avant-Garde, Internationalism and Politics. Argentine Art After the Sixties (Duke University Press, 2007) and ¿When Does Contemporary Art Begin? (ArteBA 2014). She was founder director of the Center for Latin American Visual Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2009-2013) where she holds the Chair in Latin American Art History and Criticism. She was curator of the controversial retrospective exhibition on León Ferrari’s works (Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 2004), co-curator (with Agustin Pérez Rubio) of Verboamérica, permanent collection of Latin American Art at MALBA (2016), and co-curator (with Cecilia Fajardo-Hill) of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 at Hammer Museum. Visiting Professor at Duke University, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, she was awarded with the Guggenheim, Getty, Rockefeller, Harrington fellowships and as Visiting Professor at Columbia University, Spring 2017. Her essays on Latin American and international postwar art have been published in academic journals, books and catalogue exhibitions in the Americas and Europe.

Marcela Guerrero

Marcela Guerrero is Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. From 2014 to 2017 she worked as Curatorial Fellow at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where she was involved in the much-lauded exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, organized as part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and guest-curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta. Prior to joining the Hammer, she worked in the Latin American and Latino art department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she served as research coordinator for the International Center for the Arts of the Americas. Guerrero’s writing has appeared in exhibition catalogues and in art journals such as, ArtNexus, Caribbean Intransit: The Arts Journal, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, and Diálogo. This summer Guerrero will make her exhibition debut at the Whitney with Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art (provisional title), a group show that gives center stage to contemporary art practices that highlight indigenous thinking around the built environment. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Guerrero holds a PhD in art history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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