Ana Briz

MA '19

Ana Briz

Ana Cristina Briz is a writer, curator, and art historian. Originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, she lives in Los Angeles, California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Florida International University, concentrating on contemporary art and 20th-century continental philosophy. Currently, she is seeking her Master of Arts in Curatorial Practices and the Public Sphere from the University of Southern California.

She has a Derridean deconstructive approach to decolonial, feminist, and queer issues in art and visual culture, emphasizing the need for justice. Latinidad and the politics of identity inform her curatorial practice and research interests. Primarily, her research is focused on contemporary performance art with an emphasis on Latinx and Chinanx performance in California. She is currently conducting research on Xandra Ibarra, an Oakland-based performance artist.

Additional research interest includes American studies, performance studies, body art, critical race theory, drag performance, personal narratives, theories on belonging, and failure in art.