Ana-María Reyes

Assistant Professor; Latin American Art.

  • Title Assistant Professor; Latin American Art.
  • Office 725 Commonwealth Ave, Room 319A
  • Phone (617) 358-0847
  • Education MA, Ph.D. University of Chicago
    BA, Boston College
Ana María Reyes is an Assistant Professor in the history of Latin American art and architecture at Boston University. She has published articles on cultural desarrollismo and the São Paulo Bienal, commemoration and the aestheticization of violence in contemporary Colombian art, metaphoric burial as political intervention, as well as the art criticism of Marta Traba.  She co-edited with Maureen Shanahan Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon (University Press of Florida 2016) on cultural bolivarianisms as a case for the arts and humanities in democratic thinking. Her forthcoming monograph, The Politics of Taste: Beatriz González and Cold War Aesthetic Discourses (Duke University Press, 2019) studies symbolic violence in the context of Cold War aesthetic and modernization discourses through the work of this influential Colombian artist.  Reyes is currently working on a new project on art and architecture in symbolic reparations for violations of human rights with a multidisciplinary team the Symbolic Reparations Research Project.
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