We are delighted to present a talk by Elena Shtromberg, who will join us from the University of Utah. Her talk, titled “Alternative Cartographies: Space and Place in Brazilian Art” will be held on April 4 at FA 258 (4:30pm).
Elena Shtromberg is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Art History at the University of California in Los Angeles. She specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American visual culture, with a specific focus on Brazil and the U.S.-Mexico Border region.
Her interdisciplinary research interests extend to gender and media studies, communications geography and postcolonial theory. Her book project, Art Systems: Brazil and the1970s (forthcoming with the University of Texas Press) focuses on the encounter of artistic practice with information and systems theories in the politicized climate of the 1970s. She has been the recipient of grants from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council.
During her research leave in 2011-12 she was a guest scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Among her publications are an annotated bibliography on Brazilian Art and Architecture, Post-independence for Oxford Bibliographies in Art History, ed. Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann (2014), and chapter contributions to The Aesthetics of Risk (2008), and The Utopian Impulse in Latin America (2011). Additional publications include articles, reviews and reference entries in Third Text, Art Nexus, and Gale World Scholar—Latin America & the Caribbean. Her current project addresses the history of video art in Latin America and is supported by the Getty Research Institute.