BLANCA SERRANO Project Director

Project Director

Blanca is an art historian who specializes in modern and contemporary art from Latin America and the Caribbean. Having collaborated with ISLAA while being a graduate student, Blanca returned to ISLAA to manage the institute’s academic research platforms. She is in charge of coordinating ISLAA’s publications, exhibitions, and public programming projects.

She is co-curator of the following exhibitions: Bitter Bites: Tracing the Fruit Market in the Global South (Cuchifritos Gallery, 2017); Lucy Kim: Rejuvenate and Repeat (IFA Great Hall Exhibition Series, 2017); and Martha Friedman: Some Hags (IFA Great Hall Exhibition Series, 2016).  Her academic writing has been featured in several art publications, including From Craftivism to Craftwashing: The Politics of Craft in the Global Economy (ed. Anthea Black and Nicole Burisch, 2017), Modernidad y Vanguardia: Rutas de Intercambio entre España y Latinoamérica, 1920-1970 (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2015), and New Territories: Design, Craft, and Art from Latin America (Museum of Art and Design, 2014).

Blanca earned a PhD in History of Art and Archaeology at the Institute of Fine Arts New York University.