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Patricia Ortega-Miranda

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PhD Candidate, Twentieth-Century Latin-American Art, Art History and Archaeology


M.A., , University of Texas-Austin

Research Expertise

African American/African Diaspora
Critical Theory
Digital Art History
Media Studies
Modern and Contemporary
The Americas
Visual Culture

Patricia Ortega-Miranda was born and raised in Havana, Cuba, and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Art History & Archeology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She earned her Master’s degree in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin, where she wrote her thesis about the documentary work of Afro-Cuban artist Nicolás Guillén Landrián. She has held fellowships from important institutions such as the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas; the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Patricia has organized various exhibitions featuring the work of internationally recognized contemporary Latin-American artists such as Carlos Martiel, Glenda León, and Daniela Libertad. Her dissertation will provide the first comprehensive study of Severo Sarduy's visual art production —starting in the mid-1960s until his death in 1993—, as it relates to his broader creative project, and to the transnational intellectual and artistic circuits that emerged during the second half of the twentieth century.