Dr. Analays Alvarez Hernandez is an art historian and independent curator. Her research focuses on contemporary art, with an emphasis on commemorative public art, global art histories, diasporic and ethno-cultural communities, Latino Canadian art, contemporary Cuban art, and curating. She has notably received a bachelor’s degree in Art History (2005) from the Universidad de La Habana, Cuba, and her doctorate from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2015. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Alvarez Hernandez held a FRQSC postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History of Art at the University of Toronto where she developed the project Ethno-Cultural Monuments in Canada. Her article “The Other(’s) Toronto Public Art: The Challenge of Displaying Canadians’ Narratives in a Multicultural/Diasporic City,” published in June 2019 by RACAR (vol. 44, Issue 1), discusses some findings of her postdoctoral research. In the past, she has taught global arts histories, contemporary public art, and curating at the University of Ottawa (2018-2019) and the University of Toronto (2017). Currently, she is Assistant Professor in the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques at the Université de Montréal. One of her ongoing research projects considers what she coined as “domestic art galleries” in (post)socialist societies. Alongside her academic research and teaching experience, Alvarez Hernandez has organized several exhibitions in Montreal, Havana, and Toronto as an independent curator and is a member of Culture Montréal’s Commission permanente de l’art public.
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Global arts histories, contemporary art, public art, monuments and memorials, diasporas, ethnocultural communities in Canada, contemporary Latin American art, Latino Canadian art, contemporary, Cuban art, curating
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