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Gina McDaniel Tarver

gina tarver

Associate Professor & Area Coordinator, Art History

PhD, University of Texas at Austin



Gina McDaniel Tarver specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American art and visual culture with a particular interest in the relationship between art and its institutions, issues of gender and representation, and ecopolitics. She teaches courses in modern and contemporary as well as Spanish Colonial and Pre-Columbian art history and its methodologies. Her book, The New Iconoclasts: From Art of a New Reality to Conceptual Art in Colombia, 1961–1975 (Ediciones Universidad de los Andes, 2016), was supported by a Fulbright grant. Tarver co-edited the anthology Art Museums of Latin America: Structuring Representation (Routledge, 2018). Tarver’s peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the international journals Third Text (London), Artelogie (Paris), and The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum (United States), she has published chapters in several anthologies, and she has presented papers at various conferences and symposia in Chile, Colombia, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In 2015, she curated En Medellín todo está muy Caro, a retrospective of the Colombian conceptual artist Antonio Caro, for the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín. She is the author of numerous essays and entries for exhibition catalogs and was co-editor of The New York Graphic Workshop, 1964–1970 (Blanton Museum of Art, 2009). Tarver is the book reviews editor for the journal Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture. For more information on Tarver's projects, click here.