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Art historian Anna Indych-López is new CCNY Katz Professor

Anna Indych-López
Art historian Anna Indych-López is CCNY's new Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities & the Arts.

Anna Indych-López, an expert in Latin American modern art, is The City College of New York’s 2018-2019 Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities & the Arts.  The endowed professorship is supported by a $1 million gift to City College by distinguished alumnus Stuart Z. Katz, Esq., a 1964 graduate. 

As Katz Professor, Indych-López will work on her fourth book, “Imágenes de la ciudad: Mexico City and The Aesthetics of Public Space.”   It will explore the intersections of art and activism, public spaces and historical memorialization in the Mexican capital.

According to Indych-López, “Imágenes de la ciudad” was inspired by the provocative dialogues in one of the graduate seminars she teaches.

“My study concentrates on the ways in which artists, advertisers, designers, photographers, urban dwellers, and others have negotiated the visual construction of Mexico City across the 20th century and have transformed the city itself by creating visual networks and spatial and urban interventions,” she explained.

Indych-López’ previous books include:

 Indych-López’ scholarship investigates Latin American and U.S. modernisms as well as Latina/o and U.S.-Mexico borderlands contemporary art, focusing on trans-American exchanges, the polemics of realisms, and public space. 

She holds appointments as professor of Latin American and Latina/o art history in CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts, and at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

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