Dr. Analays Alvarez Hernandez is a Havana-born art historian and independent curator based in Montréal/Tiohti:áke/Mooniyang as an uninvited guest. Her research focuses on contemporary art, with an emphasis on commemoration and public art, global art histories and diasporas, Latinx-Canadian art, and curating. She has received a bachelor’s degree in Art History (2005) from the Universidad de La Habana, and her doctorate (2015) from the Université du Québec à Montréal. From 2016 to 2018, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History of Art at the University of Toronto. Since 2019, she is Assistant Professor of Global Art in the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques at the Université de Montréal. In the past, she has also taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa. Her main research projects focus on “domestic art galleries” in (post)socialist societies, as well as on the activity of Latinx-Canadian artists in Montréal in the 21st century. She has co-edited Latin American Art(ists) from/in Canada: Expanding Narratives, Territories, and Perspectives (Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture journal, University of California Press, Winter, 2022) and “Revised Commemoration” in Public Art: What Future for the Monument? (RACAR journal, Universities Art Association of Canada, Fall, 2021). Alongside her academic research and teaching experience, Alvarez Hernandez has organized several exhibitions in Montreal, Havana, and Toronto as an independent curator. She also sits on the board of the artist-run center OBORO and is a member of the 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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