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 2019 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.

Recent Publications

The Politics of Taste: Beatriz González and Cold War Aesthetic Discourses.
Durham N.C.: Duke University Press. 2019

Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon.
(co-edited with Maureen Shanahan)
Gainesville: The University Press of Florida. 2106


Related News and Events

VI Colombian Conference Shaping Colombia
We are pleased to invite you to attend the Sixth Colombian Conference – Shaping Colombia Toward Sustainable Development…. More

Permanent Seminar in Latin American Art at UT Austin: Ana Maria Reyes… More

BU Professor provides commentary for film screening at Harvard
Presented in collaboration with the Harvard Colombian Student Association and the Symbolic Reparations Initiative, The Negotiation tells the story of the peace dialogues between the government of Colombia and the Marxist FARC guerrilla,  … More

Profesora Reyes en Bogatá, Colombia
Proyecto Bachué presenta la Jornada Internacional de Arte y Cultura Visual: “Rumores Intimos: Paisaje, México y Guerra Fría”, 13 mayo.  Professor Ana María Reyes presentó, “La bienales internacionales de Medellín (1968-1981): Guerra Fría y agonismo institucional.” … Más

Symbolic Reparations in the Americas, Georgetown Roundtable
Wednesday, March 28th, Professor Reyes served as a discussant for the Symbolic Reparations in the Americas Roundatable event at Georgetown. …More

Reparación simbólica: un aporte desde el arte y los estudios de memoria
Professor Ana María Reyes will participate in the Inter-American System of Human Rights Forum: Reparación simbólica: un aporte desde el arte y los estudios de memoria, 5 December 2017, OAS headquarters Washington DC. … More

MoMa, 5 Questions with Ana María Reyes
Art historian Ana María Reyes sat down with Post, The Museum of Modern Art’s online resource devoted to art and the history of modernism in a global context…. More

April 23, Panel Discussion at the MFA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard University’s Department of History of Art and Architecture present a panel discussion on the MFA’s first exhibition of contemporary art from Latin America… More

MFA Colloquium: A Conversation with Antanas Mockus
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Harvard University’s Cultural Agents Initiative host a conversation with Antanas Mockus, a Colombian philosopher, Green Party presidential candidate, and former mayor of Bogota… More

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