History of Art and Architecture

Paulina Pardo

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Biography

Paulina Pardo joined the Ph.D. program in fall 2014 to specialize in Latin American art. Her research interest is the production of non-medium specific works (video, installation, Xerox- and mail-art) during the era of dictatorships in the region. Examining the development of contemporary art during the Brazilian repressive political regime, her dissertation project is the first monographic approach to the work of Brazilian artist Letícia Parente (1930-1991).

Paulina’s previous work in art history has focused in American filmmaker Paul Sharits’s moving images made during the 1960s, and in literature, in the Colombian periodical publication Mito (Bogotá,1955-1962).

Education Details

Ph.D. student, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, in progress.

M.A., Art History and Criticism, Stony Brook University, 2013. Thesis: “Sometimes the Sense of Time is Lost or Disturbed when Watching Paul Sharits’ Flicker Films.”

B.A., Literature, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 2010. Thesis: “Correspondencias entre lectores: Mito: Revista bimestral de cultura” (“Readers Correspondence: Mito: Bimonthly Cultural Magazine.”) Honor Thesis.

Selected Publications

“Correspondencias entre lectores: Mito: Revista bimestral de cultura,” in Monografías Meritorias del Departamento de Literatura, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 2014.

Selected Awards

Dean’s Summer Research Grant, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2016

Friends of Frick Fine Arts Travel Grant, University of Pittsburgh, 2016

Graduate Students Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2016

Dean’s Summer Research Grant, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2015

Graduate Students Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2015

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2014-2015

Selected Conferences

"Recording Identity in Two Works by Letícia Parente," Operating Identity, History of Art and Architecture Graduate Symposium, University of Pittsburgh, 2016.

"Impressions of Identity in Letícia Parente’s Marca Registrada," Doing the Body in the 21st Century Conference, University of Pittsburgh, 2016.

"Confluence in the Americas" (panel co-chair), SECAC Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 21-24, 2015.