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Mercedes Casanegra - María José Herrera

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About the authors
Mercedes Casanegra
She has a degree in Art History from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). She is a writer and a researcher specialized in contemporary art from Argentina and abroad. She is a professor in the Art Aesthetics program of the School of Philosophy and Literature (UBA). She was the president of the Argentine chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AACA-AICA) from 2001 to 2006. Her curatorial projects include: the Argentine delegation to the Venice Biennial, 2003; De la Vega (Malba, 2003); Entre el silencio y la violencia (Sotheby’s, New York, 2003; Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, 2004); anthological exhibitions of Roberto Elía, Kazuya Sakai y Eduardo Stupía, and Matilde Marín (Centro Cultural Recoleta, 2003-2009); Estados de la materia. Grippo, Battistelli, Bairon, Harte, Pastorini (Fundación Klemm, 2009), and Carlos Gallardo (Malba, 2010). Her publications include: Noé (1988), Jorge de la Vega (1991), Josefina Robirosa (1997), Polesello-Imanes (2005), and Teresa Pereda. Tierra (2008). She has sat on the jury of numerous art competitions including the 1992 and 2002 editions of the Gran Jurado Konex en Artes Visuales. Since 1985, she has studied the work of Conceptual artist Victor Grippo, which is the topic of her doctoral thesis (Art Theory Department, UBA).

María José Herrera
She has a degree in Art from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). She is the head of the Research and Curatorial Department of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA). She is currently the president of the Argentine chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AACA- AICA). In 2008, she was the acting artistic director of MNBA. She is a professor and researcher at the Universidad Di Tella and UNTREF . She has won grants from a number of cultural and academic institutions from Argentina and abroad; her research is centered on Argentine art and museums from a historical, cultural and technical perspective, as well as from the perspective of cultural policy. Since 2002, she has directed a study group that analyzes the role of exhibitions in the writing of art history. In conjunction with that group, she has organized workshops and overseen publications. She is the curator of the permanent collections in the galleries of MNBA. She has curated exhibitions in Brazil and Chile. She has edited and written texts for many publications put out by the Museum. She has published essays in academic and journalistic media in Argentina and abroad. She published the book Exposiciones de arte argentino, 1956-2006 (AAMNBA, 2009). From the upcoming publication Las artes plásticas en la Argentina del siglo XX ( Editorial Biblos and Fundación OSDE).