Adele Nelson, Ph.D.

adele nelson art history professor

Adele Nelson, Ph.D.

Adele Nelson specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century art of Latin America, with a focus on the postwar and contemporary art of Brazil.  She teaches courses on modern and contemporary art of Latin America, Europe, and the United States. She received a Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported her studies. She is the author of Jac Leirner in Conversation with/en conversación con Adele Nelson (Fundación Cisneros, 2011) and her articles and essays have appeared in Art Journal, Art in America, and a number of exhibition catalogues and books. Her current book project studies the São Paulo Bienal and the emergence of abstraction in Brazil.