Professor, Arts Administration and Policy (1994). BA, 1976, Marlboro College, VT; MFA, 1980, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. Books: To Build the Sky: To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art; Free Trade Disapora: Writings on Art, Artists and Other Utopias by Luis Camnitzer (forthcoming); Por América: La obra de Juan Francisco Elso; Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s-1980s (Co-editor); Ante América; The Nearest Edge of the World: Art and Cuba Now; Being América. Chapters: Collectivism After Modernism; A History of the Renaissance Society 1990-2000; Thinking Utopia. Publications: Social Identities; Art Journal, Visual Arts and Culture; Art Nexus; New Art Examiner; Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society.
Making Art Global (Part 1): The Third Havana Biennial, Afterall Books, 2011; To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art, University of Minnesota Press, 2011; On Art, Artists, Latin America and Other Utopias by Luis Camnitzer (editor), University of Texas Press, 2009.
'Cuban Aesthetics' in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Oxford U Press, 2013; "Difficult Times: Watching Mendieta's Films," in Ana Mendieta Films (exh cat, Weisman Museum), 2013; "Utopía" in Caja de herramientas (exh cat, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia), 2013; "Recordando un pasado intenso, y la sorpresa que nos lleva,” in Errata# Revista de Artes Visuales, Bogotá, 2013; "Tall Tales, Apocryphal Visions, and Hoaxes," in Nowhereisland (online, London: CulturalOlympiad), 2012.
"Global Conceptualism as precedent," Museum of Modern Art, curatorial working group, 2013; "Taller Revisión de las exposiciones I: Ante América (1994) y MESóTICA II (1996)," TEORéTica, San José Costa Rica, 2013; "Why Museums Make Me Sad," Permanent Seminar, Center for Latin American Visual Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2013; "¿Qué nos dicen hoy los 80?," Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2012.
Art Journal Editorial Board (Chair), College Art Association, NY, Scientific Committee, Imágenes del arte y reescritura de las narravitvas en la cultural visual global, Government of Spain/Ministry of Science and Innovation; Miller Beach Arts and Creative District, Gary IN.
cultural policy, civil society, Latin American contemporary art, Cuban art, history of exhibitions, cultural redevelopment/creative placemaking, the politics of culture. My principal work consists of two strands—research and writing on contemporary art that is engaged in the dynamics and problematics of its setting; and, an active professional practice in community organizing/economic redevelopment.
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