Join Cecilia Fajardo-Hill at Lawndale on Wednesday, September 25 from 6 – 8 PM for a presentation on her curatorial experience as part of Artadia’s Art & Dialogue. During this program, Fajardo-Hill will discuss her curatorial projects in depth, from MEX/LA: Mexican Modernisms in Los Angeles 1930-1985 and Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 in Los Angeles to her forthcoming XicanXperimental at the Phoenix Museum.
6:30 PM Introductions
6:35 – 7:30 PM Lecture
7:30 – 7:40 Questions and remarks
Above image of Fajardo-Hill by Chisa Huges.
Cecilia Fajardo-Hill is a British/Venezuelan art historian and curator in modern and contemporary art, currently based in Southern California. Fajardo-Hill has a PhD in Art History from the University of Essex, England, and an MA in 20th Century Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England.
Fajardo-Hill is Research Scholar at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Los Angeles, and is the co-curator of the upcoming touring exhibition XicanXperimental, Phoenix Museum, 2021. Fajardo-Hill is the editor of Remains – Tomorrow: Themes in Contemporary Latin American Abstraction, on post 90s abstraction in Latin America, 2019, and the co-editor of two tomes on 20th and 21th – century Guatemalan art, an Arte GT 20/21 initiative, upcoming 2020. In 2020, Fajardo-Hill will be Fellowship Visiting Research Scholar in the Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) and Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University, Princeton.
Fajardo-Hill was the Chief Curator and Vice-President of Curatorial Affairs at the Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA in Long Beach, California Between 2009 and 2012. She was the Director and Chief curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (CIFO) and the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami, USA between 2005 and 2008, and she was general director of Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela, between 1997 and 2001. She has curated and organized numerous group and solo exhibitions of international artists such as Susan Hiller and Mona Hatoum and emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Latin America such as Johanna Calle, Mariana Castillo Deball, Leandro Erlich and Javier Téllez. In 2017, Fajardo-Hill co-curated The Political Body: Radical Women in Latin American Art 1960-1985, a survey of radical artistic practices by women artists in Latin America for the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles as part of the Getty initiative PST LA/LA. Fajardo-Hill has published broadly on contemporary art and artists from Latin America.
Artadia’s Art & Dialogue is a national program designed to expand support for Artadia’s growing network of Awardees. Artadia currently supports over 300 Awardees working in a diverse array of disciplines in six cities across the country. Developed through in-depth research of artists’ needs, Art & Dialogue bridges connections between visual artists, curators, and diverse publics in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco through a series of studio visits, public programs, and online engagement. All Art & Dialogue programs are documented, anthologized on Artadia’s website, and publicized internationally.