CLAVIS is delighted to announce that Dr. C. Ondine Chavoya, our new colleague and holder of the John D. Murchison Regents Professorship in Art at UT Austin, will be the invited senior scholar for the second iteration of the ISLAA Forum: Latin American and Latinx Art and Visual Culture Dissertation Workshop, to take place in Austin on April 20-22, 2023.
Dr. C. Ondine Chavoya
Dr. C. Ondine Chavoya was appointed a John D. Murchison Regents Professorship in Art in the Department of Art and Art History at UT Austin in 2023. A specialist in Chicanx and Latinx art, Chavoya is co-editor ofChicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology (Duke University Press, 2019) which was named one of “The Best Art Books of the Decade” by ARTnews. He is the recipient of a 2021 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
Chavoya’s curatorial projects have addressed issues of collaboration, experimentation, social justice, and archival practices in contemporary art. Recent exhibitions include Asco: Elite of the Obscure (with Rita Gonzalez, 2011), Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography (with Lisa Dorin, 2017), and Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. (with David Evans Frantz, 2017). The exhibition catalogue for Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. (DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2017) garnered nine international book awards, including a 2018 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC), the organization’s annual prize recognizing groundbreaking new scholarship in the field. In addition to exhibition-focused curatorial projects, Chavoya served as the International Consulting Curator to the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) in Perú from 2018-2020.
Chavoya has reunited with curator David Evans Frantz to develop Teddy Sandoval and the Butch Gardens School of Art, an exhibition co-organized with the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College, the Williams College Museum of Art, and Independent Curators International that will open in fall 2023.