1973 | Mexico City

Joaquin Barriendos is full-time faculty member at Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas (UNAM, Mexico). Between 2011-2015 he was Latin American Art Studies and Visual Culture Assistant Professor at Columbia University, NY, and Associated Professor at the University of Barcelona (Art History Department) from 2008 to 2011. He has been fellow-researcher at the Institute National d’Histoire de l’Art, and visiting-researcher in the Program in Museum Studies (New York University). His PhD dissertation on Latin American Art obtained Honors Degree-Cum Laude in Theory, History, and Art Criticism and his graduate dissertation was awarded the Marcos & Celia Maus Prize (UNAM best dissertation in History). Joaquin Barriendos is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, serves as a member of ILAS’ Executive Committee, collaborates with the Visual Culture in Europe Network, and is Chief Academic Curator of the Juan Acha Archive. He serves as well in the Editorial Board of Journal of Visual Culture (SAGE), Revista Hispánica Moderna (Columbia University, N.Y.), Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, and Journal of Global Studies and Contemporary Art (University of Barcelona). His book “Geoestética y transculturalidad” was awarded in 2007 the annual prize on art theory, conferred by the Fundació Espais d’Art Contemporani. In 2010 he was commissioned to edit a multi-authored book, “Global Circuits: The Geography of Art and the New Configurations of Critical Thought”.

Research Project
The Rise of Global Art: A Geopolitical View on the Art System
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