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Julia Detchon

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

Research Interests

  • Conceptual art of the 1970s

  • Feminist movements in Latin America

  • Experimental practices under military dictatorship

  • 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 networks of conceptualism; her master’s thesis focused on Buenos Aires’ Centro de Arte y Comunicación and the São Paulo Bienal. Her dissertation will focus on women artists working in Buenos Aires in the 1970s. She is currently 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.