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Silvia Montes Garcia


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Research interests (short)

Latin American Visual Arts

US-Mexico Cultural Relations

Social Art History



Biographical details

Dr Montes-Garcia's research examines recent developments in Mexican art, especially over the last two decades, with the appearance of ‘global conceptualism’ as the dominant form of contemporary art. It explores historically the reception of Mexican art in the USA and the influence of ‘multiculturalism’ in the global art world to explain the achievement of a more prominent position for Mexican art. The political uses and aesthetic implications of ‘conceptualism’ are considered in the context of the transformation of the Mexican regime during the 1990s; and debates within the Mexican art world are covered.

Biographical details


“Beyond Multiculturalism: A Comparison of Latin American Art in Britain and the USA”, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, vol. 84, n. 4-5, 2007.    

“The Globalization of Contemporary Mexican Art”, Antes y después del Quijote [Biblioteca Valenciana, 2005].

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Globalization of Contemporary Mexican Art, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Master of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Bachelor of Arts, UCL University College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998


  • AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
  • F1201 Latin America (General)
  • US-Mexico relations
  • NX Arts in general
  • Latin American Visual Arts