Camila Maroja
  • Camila Maroja

  • Art, Art History & Visual Studies
  • 112 East Duke Building
  • Campus Box 90764
  • Phone: 668-1490
  • Fax: 684-4398
  • Overview

    Camila Maroja is a Ph.D. candidate in Art, Art History & Visual Studies. Her dissertation explores how institutions, curators, and artists are appropriating and displaying an idea of Latin American Art informed by artworks, theories, and strategies of previous generations. Specifically, she looks at different institutions, from large multi-national institutions to an artist-run space, that have framed a new cultural identity for Latin America, intending to insert its contemporary production into the international art market as well as into discourses of art historiography. Her other interests include alternative modernities, cultural interchanges between South and North, and ways in which artists negotiate and localize their production.
  • Bio

    Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Camila Maroja graduated in Theater Studies at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Uni-Rio) and in Journalism at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). She has a Master in Art History from PUC-Rio and wrote her thesis on the work of the U.S. artist Robert Morris during the years 1960s-1970s. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at Duke University under the guidance of Dr. Kristine Stiles and Dr. Esther Gabara. Camila also has a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
  • Specialties

    • Contemporary Art (1945 - Present)
    • Latin American/Caribbean Art
    • 20th Century Art
    • Critical Theory
    • Trauma Studies
    • Performance Studies
  • Areas of Interest

    Postcolonial Studies and Decolonial Theory
    Globalization and Nationalism
    Art History Surveys
    Global Art
    Feminism