As a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, Abigail Lapin Dardashti specializes in Postwar Latin American Art and the African Diaspora. Her dissertation explores the resurgence of Afro-Brazilian art in the 1960s. Her work has been funded by the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the CUNY Graduate Center, and was recently published in Public Art Dialogue. In 2015, she was the Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Studio Museum in Harlem and is currently the Mellon Museum Research Consortium Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2016, she guest curated Unpacking Hispañola: Scherezade Garcia and Firelei Báez at Taller Puertorriqueño in Philadelphia. Since her 2015-16 Public Humanities Fellowship at the New York Council for the Humanities, she is working on an exhibition scheduled for 2018 at BRIC Arts about the historical relationship of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Lapin Dardashti received a B.A. in Spanish at NYU and an M.A. in Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU).

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