Cecilia Fajardo-Hill

Lecturer of Critical Studies

Cecilia Fajardo-Hill

Cecilia Fajardo-Hill is a British/Venezuelan art historian and curator in modern and contemporary art, specialized in Latin American art. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Essex, England, and an MA in 20th Century Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England.  She was the Chief Curator at the Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA in Long Beach; the Director and Chief curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (CIFO) and the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami, USA, and the Director of Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela. Fajardo-Hill is the co- curator of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, September 16-December 31, 2017, a Getty PST LA/LA project. Presently she is co-editor of two tomes on 20th and 21th – century Guatemalan art, an initiative of Arte GT 20/21 and Harvard University.   She is presently Visiting Scholar at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Los Angeles. Fajardo-Hill has published and curated extensively on contemporary Latin American and international artists.  She is the curator of the platform abstractioninaction.com, and is currently co-curating XicanXperimental to open at the Phoenix Museum in 2020.