Art Historian Cecilia Fajardo-Hill to Present at Williams College

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., November 21, 2017—Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, art historian and curator in modern and contemporary art, will present a talk on “The Political Body in Radical Women Latin/a American Artists, 1960-1985” at Williams College on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in Lawrence Hall L231 (auditorium).

Fajardo-Hill is currently the co-curator of The Political Body: Radical Women in Latin American Art 1960-1985, a survey of radical artistic practices by women artists. The exhibition is for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and opened in 2017. She has a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Essex, England, and an M.A. in 20th Century Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England.

Fajardo-Hill was the chief curator and vice president of curatorial affairs at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Calif., between 2009 and 2012. She was the director and chief curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (CIFO) and the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami, between 2005 and 2008, and she was general director of Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela, between 1997 and 2001. She has curated and organized numerous group and solo exhibitions of international artists including Susan Hiller and Mona Hatoum and emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Latin America such as Johanna Calle, Mariana Castillo Deball, Leandro Erlich and Javier Téllez. Fajardo-Hill has published broadly on contemporary art and artists from Latin America.

“The Political Body in Radical Women Latin/a American Artists, 1960-1985” exhibit will travel to the Brooklyn Museum in 2018.

This event is sponsored by the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Fund for Democratic Studies and the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art.

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