History of Art and Architecture

Paulina Pardo

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Biography

Paulina Pardo joined the Ph.D. program in fall 2014 to specialize in art from Latin America.  Interrogating how interdisciplinary visual strategies have redefined the art object, her research examines the production of non-medium specific works (video, installation, Xerox- and mail-art) as developed in the Americas during the 1960s-1980s. Focusing on the development of contemporary art from Brazil, her dissertation project is the first monographic approach to the work of Brazilian artist Letícia Parente (1930-1991).

In 2016, Paulina recreated Parente’s installation Medida (Measurement, 1976) as co-curator of the exhibition Data (after)Lives: The Persistence of Encoded Identity (University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery, Sept. 8-Oct. 14). Her previous work focused on American filmmaker Paul Sharits’s experimental flicker films, and on the distribution of Modern art in Colombia through the periodical publication Mito (Bogotá,1955-1962).

Education Details

Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, in progress. Advancement to candidacy April 2017.

M.A., Art History and Criticism, Stony Brook University, 2013. Thesis: “Sometimes the Sense of Time is Lost or Disturbed when Watching Paul Sharits’ Flicker Films.”

B.A., Literature, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 2010. Honor Thesis: “Correspondencias entre lectores: Mito: revista bimestral de cultura” (“Readers Correspondence: Mito: revista bimestral de cultura”).

Selected Publications

Correspondencias entre lectores: Mito: revista bimestral de cultura,” in Monografías Meritorias del Departamento de Literatura, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 2014.

Selected Awards

Dean’s Summer Research Grant, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2016

Friends of Frick Fine Arts Travel Grant, University of Pittsburgh, 2016

Graduate Students Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2016

Dean’s Summer Research Grant, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2015

Graduate Students Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2015

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2014-2015

Selected Conferences

"Recording Identity in Two Works by Letícia Parente," Operating Identity, History of Art and Architecture Graduate Symposium, University of Pittsburgh, 2016.

"Impressions of Identity in Letícia Parente’s Marca Registrada," Doing the Body in the 21st Century Conference, University of Pittsburgh, 2016.

"Confluence in the Americas" (panel co-chair), SECAC Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 21-24, 2015.