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Managing Director and Co-Editor

2007 - 2014 was started in 2002 as a site to investigate modern and contemporary art. It became a non-profit, bilingual quarterly online journal that investigates contemporary art in the public sphere throughout the Americas. It is currently operating in archive form. was supported in great part by philanthropist and collector Dr. Hector Ziperovich. It was managed by Bill Kelley Jr. (Los Angeles) and co-edited by Maria Fernanda Cartagena (Quito).

Assistant Professor, Graduate Public Practice Program

Otis College of Art & Design

2009 - 2016

The Otis Public Practice MFA Program is directed by Suzanne Lacy and is focused on encouraging students to research, question and practice socially engaged work, both individually and collaboratively, in the public sphere. Working with visiting artists and faculty on community projects, media specific training, public practice theory and exhibition programming are emphasized throughout the program.

Lead Curator & Researcher for Talking to Action

Otis College of Art & Design, Getty Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA  -

2014 - 2018

Organize Otis College of Art’s research, curatorial and publication proposal for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. The research phase of Talking to Action has collaborated with institutions, artists and theorists in different cities in Latin America, while collaboratively investigating the core methodologies within community-based art practices. Talking to Action will culminate in 2017 with an exhibition and publication.



LA/LA: Place and Practice

May 2 & 4, 2015

A two-day symposium at The Getty Center and the San Diego Museum of Art in conjunction with the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The conference inquired into the local side of the LA/LA equation—Los Angeles and the Southern California region extending into Tijuana—considering the direct relationships between local Latino arts communities, migratory experiences and practices that cross the US/Mexico border, and increased exposure to the variety of cultural practices at work in the region.

Assistant Professor, Latin American and Latino Art

California State University Bakersfield

2016 - Current

Teach and develop curriculum on Latin American and Latino art history, along with general theory courses in the Department of Art and Art History at California State University Bakersfield. This is a strategic new position within this Hispanic-Serving Institution and one of the few Latin American and Latino art history faculty positions in the state.