Assistant professor, modern and contemporary art, art and architecture of Latin America
Jennifer Josten's research charts the flow of artists, forms, and ideas among and between Latin America, Europe, and the United States from the 1930s to the present day. Specifically, she focuses on the ways that artworks are deployed and function within the built environment and the mass media. Other research interests include the roles of art and artists within nation-building, revolutionary, and other political processes in Mexico and Cuba; transatlantic artist-based networks and groups; and the presence of both the pre-Columbian past and the indigenous present in modern and contemporary art. Her current book project examines the cultural and political transformations of Mexico’s “Ruptura” (Rupture) period of the 1950s and ’60s through the lens of German-born artist Mathias Goeritz’s activities within and across the fields of sculpture, architecture, exhibition practice, criticism, and pedagogy. She advanced this project while in residence at the Getty Research Institute during the 2012–13 academic year.
Ph.D. Yale University
M.A. University of Essex
B.A. Wellesley College
“Mathias Goeritz y el arte internacional de nuevos medios en la década de 1960.” Trans. Daniel Garza Usabiaga. In Readymedia: Arqueología de los medios e invención en México. Eds. Karla Jasso and Daniel Garza Usabiaga. Mexico City: Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 2012. 118–32.
“ZERO y México.” Trans. Daniel Garza Usabiaga. In Cinetismo: Movimiento y transformación en el arte de los sesenta y setenta. Ed. Daniel Garza Usabiaga. Mexico City: Museo de Arte Moderno, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 2012. 121–33.
“Mathias Goeritz y la Poesía concreta internacional / Mathias Goeritz and International Concrete Poetry.” In Abstracción temporal / Temporal Abstraction. Ed. Tobias Ostrander. Mexico City: Museo Experimental El Eco, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2011. Reprinted in Artecorreo. Ed. Mauricio Marcin. Mexico City: Museo de la Ciudad de México / Editorial RM, 2011. 1–6.
“El arte contemporáneo en la encrucijada de la era atómica: La crítica de Ida Rodríguez Prampolini, 1959–1964.” Contrapunto: La revista de la Universidad Veracruzana 5, no. 13 (January–April 2010): 33–44.
“Gabriel Orozco: La nómada domesticada.” La Tempestad, January–February 2010, 30.
Association for Latin American Art (ALAA) Dissertation Award, 2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Getty Research Institute, 2012–13
Frances Blanshard Fellowship Fund Prize for an outstanding dissertation submitted to the History of Art Department, Yale University, 2012
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award (institutional affiliation: Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), 2008–09
Rotary International Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, 2003–04
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- Art Gallery
- Visual Media Workshop