Dr Giuliana Borea

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Dr Giuliana Borea
BA in Anthropology [PUCP, Peru]; MA in Museology[UniversidaddeValladolid]; MA in the Arts of Africa, Oceania andtheAmericas[University of East Anglia]; PhD in Anthropology [New York University]
Stipendiary Fellow
Institute of Latin American Studies
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Culture, History of art, Politics
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Research interests: Contemporary art worlds; theories of circulation and art value; different epistemologies of art; place-making and exhibitions; elites; methodological concerns; Peru and Latin America.

Giuliana Borea received her PhD in Anthropology from New York University in September 2016. Her thesis, for which she received the Wenner-Gren Research Fieldwork Grant, explored the transformation of the Lima art scene in relation to Peru's political economy and changes in the larger art world. As part of her fellowship at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Giuliana will develop her doctoral thesis into a book manuscript, The Reconfiguring of the Lima Art Scene: Acting across Arenas. She will be presenting her work in different seminars, organizing a conference on art participation and its paradoxes, and expanding Latin American networks on visual arts and culture.

She mantains a close academic relationship with the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú where she is lecturer in the Department of Social Science and the Coordinator of the Visual Anthropology Research Group. Her courses have covered topics such as art and anthropology; museum theory and practices; material culture and materiality; urban anthropology; methodology and thesis seminars.

Publication Details

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01-Jun-2017 Arte y Antropología: Estudios, encuentros y nuevos horizontes


 Lima: Fondo Editorial PUCP.

01-Jun-2017 “Arte Popular” y la imposibilidad de sujetos contemporáneos; o la estructura del pensamiento moderno y la racialización del arte


 In: (Ed.) G. Borea, Arte, Antropología y Nuevos Horizontes. Lima: Fondo Editorial PUCP.

10-Aug-2016 Fuelling Museums and Art Fairs in Peru’s Capital: The Work of the Market and Multi scale Assemblages

Journal articles

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

“New Art Worlds”?: The Differential Assemblage of Latin American Art and Paradoxes of Participation

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