• Tatiana Flores, Ph.D.
  • Tatiana Flores, Ph.D.
  • Professor
  • LCS
  • Art History
  • Office: A254, Lucy Stone Hall, Livingston Campus
  • Phone: (848)-445-3874



Ph.D. Columbia University, Art History
M.A. Columbia University, Art History
B.A. Columbia University, Art History and Comparative Literature

Profile on Art History Website

Research Interests

Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean art; contemporary art; socially conscious art forms


Biographical Information

Professor Flores is a Professor in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Art History and an affiliate of the Critical Caribbean Studies Program. A specialist in modern and contemporary Latin American art, she is the author of Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30! (Yale University Press, 2013). A revisionist and interdisciplinary account of Mexican modern art as seen through two avant-garde movements, the book received the 2014 Humanities Book Prize awarded by the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Association. It was also runner-up for the Photography / Art category at the Southern California Book Festival and the Los Angeles Book Festival in 2013. Her second book project in progress focuses on the art and visual culture of Venezuela during the presidency of Hugo Chávez.
Professor Flores is active as an independent curator and art critic. She was an invited expert for the launch of the Getty Foundation initiative Pacific Standard Time 2: Latin America – Los Angeles, which is supporting exhibitions of Latin American art in Southern California in 2017, and is advising on two related exhibitions. She also served on the selection panel for About Change: Latin American and Caribbean Artists in the Twenty-First Century organized by The World Bank Art Program in 2011-2012. Her recently curated exhibitions include Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions (Washington, D.C., 2011), Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas (New York, 2011), and Medios y ambientes (Mexico City, 2012). Flores was the 2007-2008 Cisneros Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. A regular contributor and adviser to Art Nexus, her writings have appeared in such journals as World Art, Third Text, Woman's Art Journal, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, and ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America. She is a member of the editorial board of ASAP/Journal, the scholarly journal of The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, and also serves as field editor for exhibitions of modern and contemporary art in New York and internationally for caa.reviews.


Courses Regularly Taught

590:393 / 082:393 Modern Latin American and Caribbean Art
082:381 Contemporary Latin American Art
595:226 Art and Visual Culture of the Caribbean
595:316 Mexican and Mexican-American Art



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  • 2013. Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30! . New Haven: Yale University Press.



  • 2014. “Starting from Mexico: Estridentismo as an Avant-Garde Model,” World Art 4:1. 47-65.
  • 2014. “Dialogues along a North-South Axis: Avant-Gardists in Mexico City and Lima,” Third Text 28:3. 1-14.
  • 2012. “Whose Side Are We On? Artistic Rivalries in Mexican Avant-Garde Art,” Journal of the History of Modern Art 32 (Seoul, Korea): 137-174.
  • 2010. "Ivan Navarro: 'It Must Be Done,'" Art Nexus. 9 (77): 42-47.
  • 2009. "The Historical (Self) Consciousness of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer," Art Nexus. 7 (71): 66-71.
  • 2008. “Strategic Modernists: Women Artists in Post-Revolutionary Mexico”. Woman’s Art Journal. 29 (2):12-22.
  • 2008. “Culture in Caracas: The New Institutions of Bolivarian Venezuela,” ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America. Fall 2008: 65-67.


Book Chapters

  • 2015. “Modernism in Latin American Art,” in Allana Lindgren and Stephen Ross, eds., The Modernist World. London: Routledge. 426-435.
  • 2014. “El arte latinoamericano desde el siglo XXI” in El verbo es conjugar. Arte latinoamericano. Mexico City: Museo Mural Diego Rivera / INBA. 29-35.
  • 2013. “Lola y Germán Cueto: Dos caminos hacia el vanguardismo en el México posrevolucionario” in Codo a codo: Parejas de artistas en México, ed. Dina Comisarenco Mirkin. Mexico City: Universidad Iberoamericana. 59-75.
  • 2012. “Murales Estridentes: Tensions and Affinities between Estridentismo and Early Muralism” in Mexican Muralism: A Critical History, eds. Alejandro Anreus, Robin A. Greeley, and Leonard Folgarait. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.
  • 2010. “Actual No. 1, or Manuel Maples Arce’s Fourteen Points” for Vanguardia Estridentista: Soporte de la estética posrevolucionaria. Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes


Exhibition Catalogues

  • 2011. “Disillusions in the Expanded Caribbean” in Flores, Tatiana, ed., Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas. New Brunswick: Rutgers University / Institute for Women and Art.
  • 2011. “In Defense of Palm Trees” in Christopher Cozier and Tatiana Flores, Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions. Washington, D.C.: Art Museum of the Americas.