Laura Bravo López


Laura Bravo López is Professor in the Art History Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. She is the former chair of the Art History Program, and she is also coordinator for faculty initiatives at iINAS, an undergraduate research program at the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, at the UPR. Dr. Bravo has a Ph.D. in Art History from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and has been a researcher at the Tate Britain, the MoMA in New York, and La Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. She is the author of Certified Fictions: Invention and Appearance in Photography: 1975-2000, and coauthor of more than fifteen books on art history and visual culture. She is the founder of the online art journal Visión Doble, and she has curated more than twenty exhibitions and art projects in Puerto Rico and Spain, including Round Trip [Ida y Vuelta]: Migration Experiences in Puerto Rican Contemporary Art (Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, in the UPR, 2017-2018). In regard to migration and art, Bravo has been coeditor of Counterstreaming: Measuring the Impact of Cultural Remittances, a special issue of Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CUNY, 2016); and Geopolitics of Difference: Discussions on Gender and Migration in Contemporary Visual Culture, a special volume of Art and Politics of Identity (Universidad de Murcia, 2018). As part of the VISAPUR program at PLAS in the summer 2018, Laura Bravo will focus on updating her research on migration and contemporary art in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, studying the different projects of Migration: People and Culture Across Borders from August 5 to 18, 2018.