Universität Kassel │ Kunsthochschule Kassel │ documenta Institut
I write on media histories and theories of art and culture in modern and contemporary times and on the interplay between the arts, social and cultural transformations in a decolonial perspective. So far, I have looked at the interrelationships between culture, arts, and archives and at their institutional entanglements, discourses and narratives of law and human rights and the aesthetic dimensions of normative claims. I also focus on aesthetics of ecology and liquid ecologies, especially in Latin America. My focus is on the processes of reception, circulation and production of art and visual culture, as well as on the formation of theory and emergent terms and concepts of global and local arts. Since 2017 I have directed the research project “Contested Amnesia and Dissonant Narratives in the Global South. Post-Conflict in Literature, Art, and Emergent Archives”. Before joining the University of Kassel/Kunsthochschule Kassel and the documenta Institut, I taught at the University of Zurich, TU Dresden and Universidad del Rosario Bogotá. I have been a visiting scholar at the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University.
I am the author of Archive Matter. A Camera in the Laboratory of the Modern (Zurich, 2023) and Lo urbano. Teorías culturales y políticas de la ciudad en América Latina (Pittsburgh, 2014), editor of Performing Human Rights.Contested Amnesia and Aesthetic Practices in the Global South (Zurich, 2021) and with Lisa Blackmore co-editor of Liquid Ecologies in Latin American and Caribbean Art (New York, 2020).