Lecturer 2017 - present

Mario A. Caro is a critic, historian, and curator of contemporary Indigenous art. His research topics include the representation of Indigenous cultures within the museum; the visual production of an “aesthetics of nostalgia” within photographic practices; a critique of art historical methodologies as colonial discourses.. He has curated various national and international exhibitions and was the curator of exhibitions at Alaska House, New York in Soho.

In terms of his academic experience, he completed his doctoral studies at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, and has taught at various institutions, including The Evergreen State College, Otis School of Art and Design, and Indiana University, where he held the post of Public Scholar for Civic Engagement, and New York University as a fellow in the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Thought.

His work within the academy complements his endeavors to further global cultural exchanges. He is on the board of various organizations focused on art residencies and was president and is a current board of Res Artis, an international network of art residencies focused on promoting the worldwide mobility of artists.

Dr. Caro has published widely on the history, theory, and criticism of contemporary art, and is the founding editor of Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture. He is strongly committed to combining his interdisciplinary scholarship with his community-oriented organizing.


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