Elena Shtromberg, Ph.D.

375 S. 1530 E., RM 161 • Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0380
Phone: 801.585.9348 • Fax: 801.585.6171
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Elena Shtromberg is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah. She specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American visual culture, with a specific focus on Brazil and the U.S.-Mexico border region. Her interdisciplinary research interests extend to gender and media studies, cultural studies, as well as communications, geography and postcolonial theory. She has been the recipient of grants from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council and DAAD, among others. During her research leave in 2011-12 she was a guest scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Her book, Art Systems: Brazil and the 1970s (University of Texas Press) is forthcoming in January of 2016. Her publications include an annotated bibliography on Brazilian Art and Architecture, Post-independence for Oxford Bibliographies in Art History, ed. Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann (2014), as well as chapter contributions to The Aesthetics of Risk (2008), and The Utopian Impulse in Latin America (2011). Additional publications include articles, reviews and reference entries in Third Text, Art Nexus, Gale World Scholar and online essays in the Los Angeles Review of Books. She has also curated a number of exhibitions, the latest among them a co-curated screening of Contemporary Video Art from Latin America at the Getty Research Institute and In Motion – Borders and Migrations, encompassing a range of artistic manifestations along the U.S./Mexico border, co-curated for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City. Her latest curatorial and research project addresses the history of video art throughout Latin America and is slated for exhibition in 2017.