History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Analays Alvarez Hernandez

Email: a.alvarezhernandez@utoronto.ca | Website: https://utoronto.academia.edu/AnalaysAlvarezHernandez

Cross-cultural and multilingual education and work experiences have largely contributed to the development of my expertise in the following research areas: commemorative public art, post-colonial and multicultural societies, immigration heritages, and curatorial studies. I am also drawn to contemporary Cuban art and Latin American art. I have organized, as an independent curator, various exhibitions since 2003, presented papers at national and international conferences in Canada, Mexico, Germany, Argentina, France, Poland, Cuba, etc., and my writings have been published in books, journals and exhibition catalogues. I have also held curatorial positions in the past (National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana; L’Artothèque of Montreal).

Current Research
  • As part of my current postdoctoral research, I am building a database of (and mounting a virtual exhibition upon) Canadian public artworks, with commemorative content, initiated, financed, or appropriated by ethno-cultural communities. This project highlights questions and issues raised by the presence, in public spaces, of material culture shaped or produced by immigrant groups. The research is conjointly funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Société et Culture, the University College and the Canadian Art Commons for History of Art Education and Training (CACHET).
Education
  • PhD Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 2015
  • MA Art Studies, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 2010
  • BFA Art History, University of Havana, 2005
Selected Publications
  • La représentation du génocide arménien dans l’espace public français: Le monument comme dispositif ethnoculturel d’appropriation et de légitimation. Paris: Presses de l’INALCO, forthcoming 2017–18.

  • “Armenian Genocide Memorials: What Do Khachkars Do in France?” In Handeln mit Bildern. Bildpraxen des Politischen in historischen und globalen Kulturen (Images as Agents. Iconic Political Practices in Historical and Global Cultures), collection Dynamis, edited by Christiane Kruse and Birgit Mersmann. Kiel: Muthesius Kunsthochschule/Fink Verlag München, forthcoming 2017.

  • “Un monument d’État pour le génocide des Arméniens: commémoration et entrepreneuriat communautariste à Marseille,” In Le génocide des Arméniens: Représentations, traces et mémoires, edited by Joceline Chabot, Marie-Michèle Doucet, Sylvia Kasparian, and Jean-François Thibault. Sainte-Foy: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2016.

  • “Le virage numérique dans l’art public montréalais: Changer les règles du jeu/The Digital Turn Within Montreal’s Public Art : Changing the Rules.” ETC MEDIA 109 (2016).

  • “Monuments: représenter l’indicible.” In “Les Arméniens, une histoire française.” Edited by Anne Daskatian. Special issue, Marianne Magazine (April 2015): 91–2.

  • “La commande publique ethnoculturelle: La Réparation de Francine Larivée.” In Formes urbaines: circulation, stockage et transmission de l’expression culturelle à Montréal, edited by Will Straw, Annie Gérin, and Anouk Bélanger, 34–41. Montréal: Esse Editions, 2014.

Recent Awards
  • 2016–17 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fonds de recherche du Québec–Société et culture (FRQ–SC)

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