Photo Credit: N.L. Roberts, IFA-NYU

Edward J. Sullivan has been professor at New York University for much of his professional career. He currently serves as Deputy Director and Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts. His interests are broad and include arts and visual cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese world on both sides of the Atlantic and into the Pacific region (especially the Philippines). He has authored many books and articles on art in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, and other countries, but his most significant interest is the cross border and cross cultural dialogue between art and intellectual worlds. He has also served as independent curator for exhibitions of the arts of the Americas in museums in Latin America, Europe, and the U.S.







Brian Bentley is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, where his research focuses on Modern and contemporary art of the Americas, new media, and art as activism. Brian is currently writing a dissertation on Brazilian New Figuration in the 1960s. He is the recipient of the IFA Connoisseurs Circle Fellowship and holds an M.A. from the IFA and a B.A. Honours from McGill University. He was previously Curatorial Assistant at the Brooklyn Museum in the Arts of the Americas & Europe Department and Graduate Curatorial Assistant at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. He has held research roles at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art. His writing appears in Paulo Bruscky: Artist Books and Films, 1970-2013 (Another Space, 2015) and he was a panelist in the 2015 Latin American Forum event “A Dialogue About Antonio Dias.”





Julián Sánchez González is a Fulbright-Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia fellow pursuing a Masters program in Art History at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. He received a double B.A. in History and Political Science, and a double minor in Art History and Government from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. His academic interests are focused on the relationship between popular, modern, and contemporary art in the Caribbean region. More specifically, his current research project studies the arts of the Colombian archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia, and Santa Catalina in the second half of the XX century. Before moving to New York City, Julián also worked with the Art Museum of the Americas – Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. and the Museos del Banco de la República de Colombia in Bogotá, where he served as Coordinator of the Education Department.




Juanita Solano Roa is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Her work focuses on the history of photography and modern and contemporary Latin American Art. In 2013, she received her master degree with distinction from the same institution. Prior to moving to NYC, she studied art with emphasis in art history and theory at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Parallel to her studies, she has worked in different editorial and curatorial projects both in Colombia and the US and collaborated with institutions such as MoMA and El Museo del Barrio. She has been awarded with several grants and fellowships, among them the Joan and Stanford Alexander Award from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Roberta and Richard Huber Fellowship at the Institute of Fine Arts. Her more recent writing has been included in Beyond the Face: New Perspectives on Portraiture (National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C, 2018) and Apuntes sobre la fotografía plástica en América Latina (Fog, Madrid, 2018). She is currently based in New York City, where she collaborates with the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) while completing her doctoral dissertation dedicated to the work of Colombian photographers Melitón Rodríguez and Benjamín de la Calle.



Madeline Murphy Turner is a Ph.D. Candidate at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, where she focuses on modern an contemporary art from Latin America. Born in New York City, she received her B.A. in Art History from Bard College and her M.A. from the Institute in 2015. Her dissertation examines women performance artists in Mexico in the 1970s and ’80s. Madeline is currently the Graduate Curatorial Assistant at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and previously worked with the Cecilia de Torres Gallery and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. She has taught courses on various subjects in NYU’s Department of Art History and Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions.


Photo Credits: Eduardo Kac, GFP Bunny, 2000.