Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kency Cornejo
Dr. Kency Cornejo was born in Los Angeles to Salvadoran immigrant parents and raised in Compton, California. She is an associate professor at the University of New Mexico where she teaches Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Art Histories. She holds a PhD from Duke University, an MA from UT Austin, and BA from UCLA. Her teaching, research, and publications focus on contemporary art of Central America and its US-based diaspora, art and activism in Latin/o America, and decolonizing methodologies in art. Some of her publications on Central American art can be found in the Journal of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture; Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies; Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies; Art and Documentation; FUSE Magazine; and Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literatures, along with various chapters in edited books. Her first book manuscript, forthcoming with Duke University Press, analyses thirty years of art and decoloniality in Central America. Her work has been supported by the Fulbright and Ford foundations, an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Faculty Award Grant.
Co-presented with the Latin American Speaker Series