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.

Ariel Aisiks


Jordi Ballart

Project Director

Olivia Casa

Exhibition and Curatorial Manager

Mercedes Cohen

Director of Operations

Natacha del Valle

Collection Manager

Guadalupe González

Project Director

Julio Grinblatt

Advisor, 270 Film Series

Lucy Hunter

Managing Director

Nicole Kaack

Editorial Program Manager

Ostap Kin


Blanca Serrano Ortiz de Solórzano

Project Director

Magali Trench

Collection Assistant

Orly Vermes



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.

Access our archive

ISLAA's on-site reading room operates by appointment only. To make an inquiry, please email [email protected] with the subject line "Reading Room"; a brief (250-word max) summary of your research project, specifying proposed topics of focus during your time on-site; and proposed dates for your visit.

Please note that research appointments are limited and require one month's advance notice. Thank you for your patience.


Press contact: Olivia Casa, [email protected]

General inquiries: [email protected]

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50 East 78th Street

New York, NY 10075

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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