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 headquarters in New York City. 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.