As a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, Abigail Lapin Dardashti specializes in Postwar Latin American and African Diasporic art. Her dissertation explores the resurgence of Afro-Brazilian art from the 1960s to 1980s. Her work has been funded by the Mellon Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the CUNY Graduate Center, and was recently published in Public Art Dialogue and Diálogo. She has served as Curatorial Fellow at the Studio Museum in Harlem and 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 March 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). She will spend 2017-18 conducting dissertation research In France, Senegal, and Brazil through a Fulbright IIE Fellowship and an International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Science Research Council.


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