Madeline Murphy Turner
Madeline Murphy Turner is an art historian and curator based between New York and Buenos Aires. Her research focuses on contemporary art from Latin America, with a special interest in topics of ecology, women artists, performance, and the other-than-human. She is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she is finishing a dissertation on artists’ books, mail art, and experimental theater by a network of women artists in 1970s and ‘80s Mexico City. She is currently a research participant in the Getty Foundation Connecting Art Histories program “Narrating Art and Feminisms: Eastern Europe and Latin America.” From 2019 to 2022 she was the Cisneros Institute Research Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and from 2017 to 2018 the Graduate Curatorial Assistant at the Grey Art Gallery. At New York University, she has taught a number of courses on modern and contemporary art. Madeline has also written exhibition catalog essays for Marlborough Gallery and published texts in Burlington Contemporary, Brooklyn Rail, Damn Magazine, Hyperallergic, Art Margins Online, AWARE Magazine, post: notes on art in a global context, MoMA Magazine, and in the 2020 Mercosul Biennial publication Against the Canon: Art, Feminism(s) and Activisms, XVIII to XXI Centuries.
Madeline Murphy Turner analyzes recent artworks by the late Jaider Esbell, a pioneering artist, enabler, and advocate of Indigenous perspectives, environmentalism, and land rights.