Cecilia Fajardo-Hill in conversation with Arlene Dávila and Mari Carmen Ramírez.
Moderated by Gilbert Vicario

October 7, 2021

About the event

This conversation was presented in conjunction with the exhibition ABSENCE/PRESENCE: LATINX AND LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN DIALOGUE, on view at ANOTHER SPACE June 10 - October 9, 2021. 

Cecilia Fajardo-Hill is a British/ Venezuelan art historian and curator in modern and contemporary art, specializing on Latin American art, currently based in Southern California and New York. Fajardo-Hill 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. Fajardo-Hill has curated and written extensively on modern and contemporary Latin American art. Most recently she was co-curator of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Brooklyn Museum, NY, Pincaoteca, São Paulo, 2017-18.

Mari Carmen Ramírez is the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and she is the founder director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA). From 1989 to 2000 she was the curator of Latin American art at the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin and director of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico (1985-1988).

Arlene Dávila is a Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University focusing on questions of cultural equity, Latinx and critical race studies. She is the author of six books focusing on Latinx cultural politics spanning the media, urban politics, museums and contemporary art markets. She is also the founding director of The Latinx Project, an interdisciplinary space focusing on Latinx art and culture and hosting artists and curatorial projects at NYU. 

Gilbert Vicario is the curator of modern and contemporary art at Phoenix Art Museum, having previously held curatorial positions at various museums including the Des Moines Art Center; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is a graduate of the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and the University of California, San Diego.