Latin American & Latinx Visual Culture

Liliana Gómez appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief

We are happy to announce that the journal Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, published by the University of California Press, has appointed Liliana Gómez as Co-Editor-in-Chief from January 2024. Together with art historian Mariola Alvarez, she succeeds founder Charlene Villaseñor Black.

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of current research in art and visual studies on Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and their diaspora. The focus of the academic journal is the collective presentation of research on Latin America as well as Latinx visual culture. The journal aims to examine pre-Columbian, colonial, modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx visual cultures from different disciplinary perspectives and methodologies.

The documenta Institute is pleased about this new cooperation and the accompanying strengthening and visualization of research on the art and visual culture of Latin America, the Caribbean and their diaspora.

Liliana Gómez is documenta Professor of Art and Society at the documenta Institut. She researches media history and theory as well as the visual cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean, modern and contemporary art and environmental aesthetics. She is particularly interested in the interplay between art, visual culture, archives and their institutional environment as well as in the discourses and narratives on art and human rights. She is director of the CELA (Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos) at the University of Kassel and a member of the board of directors of CALAS (Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies).