Fabiola Martínez Rodríguez

Fabiola Received her PhD from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, in 2005. Her current research centres on the study of Inter-American and Pan-American cultural diplomacy, artistic networks, international solidarity, and the role that Mexico and Mexican art played in the Cultural Cold War. These lines of enquiry have centred on the two Inter-American Biennials organized by the Mexican government in 1958 and 1960, the Taller de Grafica Popular (TGP), the Frente Nacional de Artes Plasticas (FNAP), as well as on the work of Rufino Tamayo in the 1950s. She has been awarded academic grants by the Terra Foundation for American Art, and has been a fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Fabiola is the director of the Art History program at SLU Madrid since 2007.


Martínez Rodríguez, Fabiola, “Haciendo frente a la abstracción: las políticas transnacionales de la escuela mexicana en los cincuenta”, en Paula Barreiro (ed.), Atlántico Frío. Historias transnacionales del arte y la política en los tiempos del telón de acero, Madrid, Brumaria, 2019, pp. 379-412.

Martínez, Fabiola and Barreiro López, Paula (eds.), Modernidad y vanguardia: rutas de intercambio entre España y Latinoamérica (1920-1970), Madrid, Museo Reina Sofía, 2015.

Martínez Rodríguez, Fabiola, 2013, “Representing the Nation: art and identity in Porfirian Mexico”, in National Identities, vol. 15, no. 4, pp 333-355. 

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