apexart :: New York City Fellow :: Maria Clara Bernal
Fellowship Program
Maria Clara Bernal
Curator, Bogotá, Colombia
February 15 - March 14, 2004


Maria Clara Bernal is a final year doctoral student at the University of Essex, U.K. She is currently completing a thesis on the cultural reception of Surrealism in Latin America, with particular emphasis upon the work of Wifredo Lam and the Créolité movement. She is the editor of the on-line journal ARARA art and architecture in Latin America and is a curatorial advisor for the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art. She recently curated the exhibition Transit at the University Gallery, which examined the phenomenon of transculturation in contemporary art from Latin America. She also organised the conference Latin American Art in Transit that explored the issues of curating Latin American art outside its own cultural and social context. On behalf of Visiting Arts in London, maria recently coordinated a meeting of British curators and Cuban artists for the 8th Havana Biennial.

Ms. Bernal was recommended to apexart's fellowship program by Juan Fernando Herran, an artist and professor of Plastic Arts at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.