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Crítica de arte y comisaria. Actualmente, es profesora visitante en el Departamento de Letras de la Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Rio de Janeiro (Brasil). Fue directora y profesora del posgrado 'Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies' en la Universidad de Columbia (Nueva York, EE.UU.), de 2009 a 2013. Curriculum Vitae (English): Kaira M. Cabañas received her BA in Comparative Area Studies with a focus on Latin America and Western Europe from Duke University, and her MA and PhD in Art and Archaeology with a Graduate certificate in Media and Modernity from Princeton University. She is a recipient of fellowships and grants from the Getty Research Institute; the Fundação Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – FAPERJ; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía; the Mellon Foundation; the Dedalus Foundation; as well as the Fulbright Program. Cabañas is a specialist in modern and contemporary art of the Americas and Europe. Her research and teaching engage a series of aesthetic and cultural debates that situate her work’s significance at the intersection of various disciplines, including art history, film studies, Latin American Studies, and, more recently, transatlantic exchanges in art and psychiatry. She is the author of The Myth of Nouveau Réalisme: Art and the Performative in Postwar France (Yale University Press, 2013) and Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde (University of Chicago Press, 2014). In 2012 she served as guest curator for the exhibition Specters of Artaud: Language and the Arts in the 1950s at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid; she also served as the catalogue’s editor. Cabañas’s writings on art and film in Europe and Latin America have appeared in Artforum, October, Grey Room, Les Cahiers du Musée national d'art moderne, Parachute, and Oxford Art Journal. She has also contributed to various museum publications, including Mário Pedrosa, an Anthology (MoMA, forthcoming 2015), Histórias da Loucura: Desenhos de Juquery (Museu de Arte de São Paulo, 2015), Gil J Wolman: I am Immortal and Alive (MACBA/Serralves, 2010), Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers (Walker/Hirshhorn, 2010), and Yves Klein: Corps, couleur, immatériel (Centre Georges Pompidou, 2006). Cabañas is currently at work on a book-length study tentatively titled “Expressive Restraint: Modern Art and Madness in Brazil and Beyond,” which is supported by the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. Selected publications Books Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. The Myth of Nouveau Réalisme: Art and the Performative in Postwar France. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013. Edited volumes Forthcoming: Laercio Redondo: Intimacies (working title). Rio de Janeiro: Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, 2016. Specters of Artaud: Language and the Arts in the 1950s. Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2012. Common Love, Aesthetics of Becoming: Columbia University MFA Alumni. New York: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, 2011. Seven Circles / Seven Sounds: Lothar Baumgarten. Bregenz: Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2009.
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo / São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) / Madrid, España
En colaboración con la Fundación Gego y la familia Gego, Dominique Lévy le dedicará a la artista dos exposiciones en sus sedes de Nueva York y Londres.