Xerox Art in Brazil and Argentina, 1970–1980 will analyze the political, historical, and social factors that influenced artists from Brazil and Argentina to create prints and artist books using photocopies as an artistic medium during the 1970s and early 1980s. It will be the first in-depth scholarly study of Xerox art and a contribution to the growing scholarship on twentieth-century Latin American art.
Erin Aldana is an art historian and curator specializing in the area of contemporary Latin American art, with a focus on Brazil. Her current project, Xerox Art in Brazil and Argentina, is also an exhibition that will take place at the Hoehn Family Galleries at the University of San Diego in 2017. This project has received initial funding for research and development from the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time LA/LA grant initiative. Her essays have been published in The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (The Blanton Museum of Art, 2007),Third Text, Social Identities, Art Nexus, and CAA Reviews.