Dr. Alexis Salas

Assistant Professor, Art, College of Arts & Sciences

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Biography

Dr. Alexis Salas is an art historian of global modern and contemporary art with a specialization  in the Americas (Latin America and the Latinx United States). Her most recent article and interview examine the concept of queer fertility in the art practice of trans non-binary Latinx artist Vick Quezada. Her first book, Disparity at Play: The Artists and Projects of Temístocles 44 (Mexico City, 1991-2003), currently a manuscript in process, looks at how an artist collective in Mexico City used the conditions of neoliberalism to produce subversive collective projects. Her second book will focus on the relationship of art (practices, markets, patrons) and oil.

Specialty Topics/Focus: 

  • Globalization

  • Neoliberalism in the Developing World

  • Art Market, Collectors and Collecting

  • Design (Fashion, Architecture, Material Culture) History

  • Film, particularly Third Cinema

  • Collaboration and Collectivity

  • Curatorial Practice and Museums

  • ‘Zines and Artist Print Culture

  • Copyright, Intellectual Property, Plagiarism

  • Art Fairs, Biennials, Exhibitions

Country of Expertise:

  • Mexico

Contact Information:

Email: ansalas@nmsu.edu