Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art and Undergraduate Advisor
Art History

Mariola Alvarez, PhD

Mariola Alvarez is a historian of Latin American art of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a specialization in the history of abstraction in Brazil. 

Contributing to a larger interest in interdisciplinarity and the relationship of art to nation-building, her current research project examines Neoconcretism, a Brazilian group composed of artists and poets from the 1950s and 1960s.
 
PhD, Art History, the University of California, San Diego, 2012
MA, Art History, the University of Florida, 2005

Selected Work
Alvarez, M. V., & Franco, A. M. (Eds.). (2019a). New Geographies of Abstract Art in Postwar Latin
     America
. New York, NY: Routledge.

Alvarez, M. V. (2019b). Calligraphic Abstraction and Postwar Brazilian Informalist Painting. In M. V.
     Alvarez, & A. M. Franco (Eds.), New Geographies of Abstract Art in Postwar Latin America. New
     York, NY: Routledge.

Alvarez, M. V. (2017a). Galatea/bulbo Collective: Project Description. In G. Kester, & B. Kelley, Jr.
     (Eds.), Collective Situations: Readings in Contemporary Latin American Art 1995-2010. Durham,
     NC: Duke University Press.

Alvarez, M. V. (2017b). Interview with Mauricio Brandão of BijaRi. In G. Kester, & B. Kelley, Jr. (Eds.),
     Collective Situations: Readings in Contemporary Latin American Art 1995-2010. Durham,
     NC: Duke University Press.

Alvarez, M. V. (2016). Minor Transnational Brazilian Art: Lyrical Abstraction and the Case of Manabu
     Mabe. Third Text 30(1-2), 76-89.

 

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