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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History

Alexis N. Salas

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Alexis Salas
Alexis N. Salas
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
Mail Code CS
Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 104
Alexis Salas is an art historian of global contemporary art. Salas conceived of her first book project while living in an artists' space in Mexico City; in it she analyzes artists' 'zines, experimental films, and contextual art installations in relation to changes in the metropolis' economic and political structure. Interested in disparities of access of global art, she pays particular attention to the use that artists make of them. About to complete her doctoral degree at The University of Texas at Austin, Salas holds an M.A. in art history from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in art history and Spanish-language literature from Amherst College. She also studied art practice in the M.F.A., after-school, and pre-college summer program at California Institute of the Arts. While an undergraduate, she took numerous courses in the Five College system. These courses continue to inspire her research and experimental pedagogies.

Since leaving the Five College area, Salas has traveled and worked throughout Latin America, the U.S., and Europe. Salas is a past recipient of the Jacob Javits Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship at Universidad Iberoamericana and UNAM and DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute grant, among others. She has presented and lectured at Museo Tamayo (Mexico City), University of California at San Diego, American Studies Association, Freie Universität Berlin, and CLAVIS, among others. Having taught in Mexico and the United States, Salas curates, consults, and authors texts for art institutions such as Moore College of Art & Design, Turner México, Harvard University Press, Fundación Coleción Jumex, The University of Texas at Austin, and National Gallery of Art. She is currently co-curating exhibitions of Latino and Latin American Art, such as the Getty-sponsored "Aesthetic Experiments and Social Agents: Renegade Art and Action in Mexico in the 1990s" which will open at the Armory Center in Pasadena, California in 2017.

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