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Albie Cartagenes

Curatorial Practicum in Latin American Art

During the summer I will be collecting and researching the various art objects by Latin American Artists within the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). I am investigating how objects trace the long history of colonization of the Spanish and Portuguese Americas. Understanding how the world’s expansion and growth during the late 15th Century led to a more globalized New World, I’m researching how the transfer of knowledge during this time transitioned into knowledge that artists then used in their own art practices. Collecting information on each artist and art pieces within the collection to better understand the continuation of written history and how colonization is depicted in the forms of art, literature, and film.

Message to Sponsor

I am extremely appreciative of this opportunity because it further allows me to learn about a subject matter that truly interests me and helps me build a deeper understanding of Art History and Latin America. As a Brazilian - American who was worried I would not be able to find research within the field of art, I was pleased to see my cultural roots meet my educational interests in research that I can continue to use within my own career as an Artist and as an Art Historian. This means a lot to me, thank you!
  • Major: Art Practice & History of Art
  • Mentor: Todd Olson, History of Art