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Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos

Visiting Assistant Professor

Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos completed his PhD in Spanish and Latin American Literatures with a Secondary Field in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University in 2018. His dissertation, Almost The Same But Not Quite—The Prosthetic Condition in Latin American Artistic Practices, studies contemporary works of art that feature literary and visual components and that, as a consequence, succeed in creating or altering what a community experiences as real. He has authored several articles exploring the intersections between literature and visual arts in modern and contemporary Latin America, including También la interpretación es un collage: Conjeturas en torno a Pedro Manrique Figueroa (Revista Perífrasis, 2010); Reading Through Art for The Worlds to Come. A Pedagogical Take on the Ever-Present (and ever-pressing) Question What Can Art Do? (Revista Letral, 2013); Aureliano Babilonia es un Abaporú. Iteración y lenguaje en la construcción de identidades (Revista de Estudios de Literatura Colombiana, 2015); and The Strategy of the Woodpecker: Thoughts on the Singularity and Timeliness of the Yeguas del Apocalipsis (forthcoming).


In 2014, he co-founded the curatorial collective de cabeza curaduría, under which he has organized more than ten exhibitions and publications. From 2015 to 2017 he worked as the C-MAP Fellow for Latin America at MoMA, and he was responsible for organizing the academic programming accompanying Doris Salcedo’s exhibition, The Materiality of Mourning, at Harvard Art Museums in 2017. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Literature from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), where he also completed graduate studies in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory. He has worked as an editor, researcher, and teacher, and he is a licensed lawyer in Colombia.

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