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Tatiane Santa Rosa

20th-21st Centuries Latin American and Brazilian art, Latin American and Brazilian Visual Culture, Contemporary Art.
Research Interests: 

Contemporary Art, 20th-21st Centuries Latin American and Brazilian art, Latin American and Brazilian Visual Culture.

Selected Publications: 


"'Against, Again' and the True Meaning of Courage,' Against, Again: Art Under Attack in Brazil, 2020.

Venceremos: Resisting the Rise of the Far-right in Brazil, Brooklyn Rail, 2019.

"Joiri Minaya: Of Undoing Images," The Matter of Photography in the Americas Exhibition Catalogue, Stanford, 2018.

"Deshaciendo la nostalgia: Una conversación sobre los antídotos de David Kelley para el realismo y la modernidad en Brasil." post(s), Volumen 3, Diciembre 2017. Colegio de Comunicación y Artes Contemporáneas COCOA de la Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ.

"Art is Our Last Hope," The Brooklyn Rail, Dec 2016-Jan 2017.

Arte Contemporânea no Brasil: do final do século XX ao início do século XXI, (Contemporary Art in Brazil: from the 20th Century to the beginning of the 21st Century, Pinakotheke Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 2015, 79p. 

Selected Writing:

Alva Mooses & Mauricio Cortes: You Enter Dancing/There's Always Sign, LatinxSpaces, 2021.

A Cuban Artist's Trangressive Reclaiming of an Afro-Latin American Religion, LatinxSpaces, 2017. 

With Fierce Dulzura: Queering Tèhuäntin in San Francisco, LatinxSpaces, 2017. 

A São Paulo Biennial in Praise of Uncertainties, ArtNews, 2016.

Embodying Rio: Contemplating The Paradoxes of an Olympian City in "Body discourses: (the vertigo of Rio)", NewCityBrazil, 2016.

Implicated Viewers: Looking at Violence through Contemporary Latin American Art, artcritical, 2016.

The Pointless and Foolish in Endearing Films About Childhood and Old Age, Hyperallergic, 2016.

An Outsider’s Tale: Ana Mendieta at Galerie Lelong, artcritical, 2016.

A William Eggleston Retrospective on Tropical Soil, artcritical, 2015.

Jonathas de Andrade: Subverting Cheap Labor and Racism in Brazil, artcritical, 2015.

The Radical Brazilian Artist Who Abandoned Art, Hyperallergic. Lygia Clark’s retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, Hyperallergic, 2014.

Photographing and Fashioning the Reality of Brazil, Hyperallergic, 2014.

The Unlearning, Guernica Magazine, 2014.

Selected Presentations: 

“The Undoing of Celebrations: Art and the Myth of Racial Democracy in Brazil”. Whitney’s Independent Study Program Symposium, Whitney Museum of American Art, May 2019.

"The Eternal Encounter: Indigenous Visual Culture and the Legacies of the Military Dictatorship in Brazil." 13th Annual Greaduate Research Symposium, UC Santa Cruz, May 2017.

“Lygia Clark’s The Structuring of the Self: Relational Objects and Mental Images," Sensorial Encounters, KU History of Art Graduate Student Symposium, KU University, October 2016.

"Breaking with Fluency: Irreconcilability of Words and Worlds in Contemporary Art," Panel Of the Word, Graduate Student Conference, School of Visual Arts, NY, December, 2013.

"Architecture and History of the City of São Paulo, Brazil," International Honors Program: Cities in the 21st Century. VoC, Sao Paulo, 2010.

"Urban planning and the Pedestrian Areas of São Paulo, Brazil," Urbanism and Architecture Colloquium, Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo, 2008.

Teaching Interests: 

Latin American Art (20th to 21st Centuries) 

Critical Race Visual Culture in Latin America and Brazil

Curatorial and Museum Studies

Honors and Awards: 
  • Critical Minded Publication Award, 2021
  • Dissertation Writing Support, Research Center for the Americas and Department of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 2021.
  • Porter College Travel/Research Grant, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2020.
  • Dissertation Year-Completion, Arts Division, University of California Santa Cruz, 2019
  • Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence, 2018, 2019
  • Porter College Travel/Research Grant, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2016.
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Silvia Miller Book Awards Fund, 2015.
Education and Training: 
Ph.D. in Visual Studies, UC Santa Cruz
MFA, Art Criticism and Writing, School of Visual Arts, NYC
MA, Art History, Contemporary Art, Sotheby's Institute, NYC
BA, Architecture and Urban Planning, Belas Artes Sao Paulo, Brazil