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Julia Detchon

PhD Candidate, Art History (Modern and Contemporary Latin America)

Research Interests

  • Conceptual art of the 1970s

  • Experimental practices under military dictatorship

  • Small press magazines

  • Transnational networks of the Southern Cone


MA, Art History, The University of Texas of Austin

BA, Art History, Northwestern University


Julia is a doctoral student in the Center for Latin American Visual Studies. Her research centers on modern and contemporary Latin American art with an emphasis on transnational conceptual networks of the 1970s; her master’s thesis focused on Buenos Aires’ Centro de Arte y Comunicación and the São Paulo Bienal. She is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum and has previously done curatorial work for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum.