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Vanessa K. Davidson

post Contributor Shawn and Joe Lampe Curator of Latin American Art Phoenix Art Museum Website

Vanessa Davidson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she received a BA in Hispano-American Literature, and spent a year studying Latin American and pre-Columbian art at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on the pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial collections, and also at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the ground-breaking exhibition The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530–1830. She was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to conduct dissertation research in Argentina and Brazil in 2009. In 2011 she completed her PhD in 20th-Century Latin American Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with a dissertation titled “Paulo Bruscky and Edgardo Antonio Vigo: Pioneers in Alternative Communication Networks, Conceptualism, and Performance (1960s–1980s).” Since 2011 she has held her current post as Shawn and Joe Lampe Curator of Latin American Art at the Phoenix Art Museum.