The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) expands scholarship and public engagement with art from Latin America through our program of exhibitions, publishing, research, and partnerships.

Ariel Aisiks founded ISLAA in 2011 to raise the international visibility of art from Latin America. The pursuit of this goal has led to ISLAA’s involvement in more than 470 lectures and conferences, 30 books, and 20 large-scale exhibitions.

Lucy Hunter

Executive Director

Mercedes Cohen

Director of Operations

Natacha del Valle

Collection Manager

Ostap Kin


Olivia Casa

Exhibition and Curatorial Manager

Nicole Kaack

Editorial Program Manager

Blanca Serrano Ortiz de Solórzano

Project Director

Jordi Ballart

Project Director

Orly Vermes


Magali Trench

Collection Assistant

Nicasia Solano

Curatorial Fellow


Face coverings are recommended but not required while on site. Although walk-ins are allowed, visitors are encouraged to book appointments in advance through ISLAA’s online scheduler. For questions about your visit, email [email protected].

Opening Hours

Tue–Fri: 12–6 PM
Sat–Mon: Closed


50 E 78th St.
New York, NY 10075


At ISLAA we are working toward accessibility for all visitors. Please note that there are steps at the entrance to our ground-level space, and that our exhibition area features a split-level floor. Please contact us in advance of your visit if you have any accessibility questions or to arrange entry via ramp through the building lobby. We strive to accommodate our visitors however we can.


Each year we produce a report summarizing significant milestones in our research, publishing, exhibition, partnership programs, and collection. We invite the public to explore past and present reports detailing the platforms we have sustained and created to champion Latin American art at ISLAA and beyond.

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Current program offerings are summarized in quarterly overview reports.

Spring 2023 Program Overview


Press contact: [email protected]

General inquiries: [email protected]

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50 East 78th Street

New York, NY 10075

Tue–Fri: 12–6 PM

Sat–Mon: Closed

Based in New York City, the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) expands scholarship, public engagement, and the international visibility of art from Latin America.


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Institute for Studies on Latin American Art