Residency: January 2014 – June 2014
Research Project: Performing the Making: Uses of Public Spheres of Collaboration by Artists in Mexico City, 1993-2003
Research Interests: artist spaces, collaboration and collectivity, design in Latin America, modern and contemporary art, theory
Alexis Salas, a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Texas at Austin, received her B.A. in history of art and Spanish from Amherst College and her M.A. in art history from the University of Chicago. Salas also studied at Universität der Künste Berlin and at the California Institute of the Arts prior to working toward her Ph.D. She studies modern and contemporary art, visual culture, and design with a particular interest in Latin America. Salas has been a recipient of the Jacob Javits Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, the DAAD Fellowship and several awards to conduct research, teach, and lecture in Latin America, Europe and North America. Her research interests concern socially engaged art practices and the social role of the artist, particularly in relation to cultural institutions.