Barbara Calderón will write criticism in the form of reviews, historical essays, and profiles about contemporary Latinx art practice and its historical perseverance. Through her writing about artists considered “Latinx”—an identifier embodying a range of intersectional identities—she challenges the tropes and pitfalls of identity politics in order to complicate these narratives and to push for a critical, nuanced investigation of contemporary Latinx artists and their immediate forebears.

Barbara Calderón is a writer, artist, and founding member of the arts collective Colectiva Cósmica. Her art criticism has been published by artnet, Art21, and Cultured Magazine. Through her work with Cósmica, Calderón produces curatorial interventions and facilitates community art workshops. Her recent curatorial projects include “Seed Unseed: Works by Vick Quezada” and “El Zine: Contemporary Underground Archives” at the Latinx Project at NYU. She is an art librarian at the School of Visual Arts and holds master’s degrees in Art History and in Library and Information Science from the Pratt Institute.