Julia Detchon

PhD Candidate

Art History

Modern and Contemporary Latin America

Research Interests

  • Feminism and Conceptualism in Latin America


BA, Art History, Northwestern University

MA, Art History, The University of Texas of Austin


Julia is a doctoral candidate with the department's Center for Latin American Visual Studies. Her dissertation project, tentatively titled “Work-Around: Lea Lublin, Marie Orensanz, Mirtha Dermisache, and Margarita Paksa, 1968–1983,” focuses on four artists working in and out of Buenos Aires in the 1970s. She is a Curatorial Assistant in Latin American Art at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Previously, her work has been supported by a Mellon International Dissertation Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, a Fulbright Fellowship with the Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Género at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (IIEGE–UBA) and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum. Before graduate school, she held curatorial fellowships and assistantships at the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum.

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