Abigail Lapin Dardashti

Abigail Lapin Dardashti is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research examines modern and contemporary Latin American, Latinx and African diasporic art with a focus on international exchange, migration, racial formation, and activism. Her work has received funding from the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright Program, the Mellon Foundation, the Graduate Center, and the Smithsonian Institution. She has curated exhibitions at BRIC, Brooklyn, and Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, and has served as curatorial fellow at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at City College, CUNY, the Graduate Center, and Long Island University-Post. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, exhibition catalogues, and edited volumes in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. She is currently the 2019-20 Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow at CASVA, and will begin her appointment as Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University in August 2020.