Assistant Professor of Modern/Contemporary Art History and Visual Studies
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Iliana Cepero (PhD Art History, Stanford University) is an art historian, curator, and critic, and teaches courses on Latin American art and visual culture; histories and theories of photography; postcolonial studies. She curated the exhibition Cuba Is, at the Annenberg Space for Photography as part of the Getty’s initiative Pacific Standard Time LA/LA (September 2017), and ¡Cuba, Cuba! 65 years of Photography, organized by the International Center of Photography at the Southampton Arts Center, Long Island, NY (August 2015). Among her publications are “Photographic Propaganda under Peronism (1946-1955). Selections from the Archivo General de la Nación Argentina,” in History of Photography (May 2016), “Reading Tatlin’s Tower in Socialist Cuba,” Art Journal, (Summer 2018), “Luc Chessex, Robert Frank, and the Representation of Labour in the Magazine Cuba/Cuba Internacional, 1968 and 1971,” Art History (November 2018), and “Martín Fierro, Argentine Nationalism and the Return to Order,” MODERNISM/modernity (January 2019). She is currently working on a book manuscript on post-war Argentinian art under Peronismo.
American Alliance of Museums
“Martín Fierro, Argentine Nationalism and the Return to Order,” MODERNISM/modernity, vol. 26, No. 1 (January 2019).
“Reading Tatlin’s Tower in Socialist Cuba,” Art Journal, vol.77, No.2 (Summer 2018).
Luc Chessex, Robert Frank, and the Representation of Labour in the Magazine Cuba/Cuba Internacional, 1968 and 1971,” Art History, vol. 41, No. 5 (November 2018).
“Photographic Propaganda under Peronism (1946-1955). Selections from the Archivo General de la Nación Argentina” History of Photography 40 (June 2016).
“Cuban Photography after 1959: Shifting Paradigms,” in Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora. ed. Jorge Duany. University Press of Florida, 2019.
“Nicola Lo Calzo, Regla” Foam Magazine 51 Seer/Believer, (August 2018).
Latin American avant-gardisms within the frame of cultural nationalisms.
Latin American photography, with an emphasis on the dynamics between photo practices and politics in the intellectual shaping of Latin American nations.
Cuban arts and culture in the post-revolutionary era.
History of Western photography.
Caribbean Intellectual History.
Awards And Honors
2012 - Recipient of the Fifth Annual Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Photography Research, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
2003 - Christof and Merian Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland. Curatorial residency at IAAB (International Exchange and Studio Program).
2003 - Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, Aachen, Germany. Curatorial travel grant (visited Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and Norway).