Graduate Students

San Martin, Florencia

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Florencia San Martín is a 6th year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History at Rutgers University, where she is working under the tutelage of Dr. Tatiana Flores on her dissertation titled “The art of Alfredo Jaar: Representing memory, humanitarian crisis, and power relations through the lens of decoloniality.” She holds an MFA from NYU and a BA from Catholic University in Chile. A contributor for Latin American art magazines ArtNexus and Artishock, she has published academic articles and collaborated in several book chapters and exhibition catalogues on artists from Latin America and Latin American art. She has also taught courses on art history and Latin American art as an adjunct lecturer at the College of Staten Island/CUNY from 2015 to 2016, and prior moving to the US in 2010, she taught courses on Chilean art and photography in several universities in Chile. Currently the 2017-18 Patricia and Phillip Frost Predoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C., her doctoral studies and research have also been supported by the Center of Cultural Analysis at Rutgers from 2016-17, and CONICYT, the Chilean Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, from 2012 to 2016.