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Detail: Aids for the Deaf

Indonesian Clay Dolls

Tapestry by Pieter van Aelst

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Detail: Battle between the conquering Mongols and the Muslim population of Iran

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Detail: Beyond the Taj

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Detail: Eave hanging (ider-ider) with scenes from Butterfly L

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Detail: Three Laughers of the Tiger Glen

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Detail: Le Ventre Legislatif

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Detail: El Regreso del Canibal Macrobiotico

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Forgotten Dream

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Detail: Moche Panel Fragment with Four Figur

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Detail: Battle of the Sea Gods

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Detail: The Dream and Lie of Franco

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Fields in the Month of June

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Ananda Cohen-Aponte

Assistant Professor

email: aic42@cornell.edu
room: Goldwin Smith Hall, GM02
website: Ananda Cohen Suarez

Ananda Cohen Suarez

Heaven, Hell, and Everything in Between

Pintura Colonial Cusquena

Handbook to Life in the Inca World

Education:

Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research Interests

Pre-Columbian and colonial Latin American art, the Andes, cross-cultural exchange, visual cultures of colonialism, historiography, identity, material culture studies, art and social change, muralism.

Courses Taught

FWS 1144: Envisioning the Andes: Art, Culture, and Politics
ARTH 2550/LATA 2050: Introduction to Latin American Art
ARTH/VISST/LATA 3565: Art and Architecture of Colonial Latin America
ARTH 3566 Introduction to Pre-Columbian Art
ARTH/VISST/LATA 4160/6160: Topics in Colonial Encounters: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America
ARTH 4165: Visual Encounters in the Early Modern World (with Claudia Lazzaro)
ARTH 6010: Connecting Research with Practice: Mellon Curatorial Practicum for Graduate Students
ENGL 3672, LSP 3672, ARTH 3670, VISST 3670, AMST 3672: Visualizing el Barrio: Interpreting & Documenting East Harlem’s Mural Tradition

Selected Publications

Books

Heaven, Hell, and Everything in Between: Murals of the Colonial Andes (Austin: University of Texas Press, forthcoming May 2016)

Blog post about Ananda Cohen Suarez’s new book, recently published by the University of Texas Press

Pintura colonial cusqueña: el esplendor del arte en los Andes/Paintings of Colonial Cusco: Artistic Splendor in the Andes (Cusco, Peru: Haynanka Ediciones, 2015). Published as separate Spanish and English-language editions. Also available in digital format here.

Handbook to Life in the Inca World. Co-authored with Jeremy James George. New York: Facts on File, 2011.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“Rewriting Early Modern Art History from the Global South: the Case of the Colonial Andes,” in The Globalization of Renaissance Art: A Critical Review, edited by Daniel Savoy. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2017.

“Making Race Visible in the Colonial Andes,” in Envisioning Others: Race, Color, and Visual in Iberia and Latin America, ed. Pamela Patton, 187-212. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

“From the River Jordan to Lake Titicaca: Images of the Baptism of Christ in Colonial Peruvian Churches,” The Americas 72, no. 1 (2015): 103-140.

"Las pinturas murales de la Iglesia de San Pablo de Cacha, Canchis, Perú,” Allpanchis XI.II, no. 77-78 (2014): 11-48.

“Painting Andean Liminalities at the Church of Andahuaylillas, Cuzco, Peru,” Colonial Latin American Review 22, no. 3 (2013): 369-399.

* Received Honorable Mention for the Franklin Pease G.Y. Memorial Prize for the best article to appear in Colonial Latin American Review in the past two years (2013-14)

“Early Textile Traditions of South Coastal Peru” and “Featherwork of Ancient Peru” in Natural and Supernatural: Andean Textiles and Material Culture, exh. catalog. Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 2009.

Review of Art and Architecture in Viceregal Latin America, 1521-1821, by Kelly Donahue-Wallace. Ethnohistory 56, no. 2 (Spring 2009).

“Crafts of the Medieval Americas,” Encyclopedia of the Medieval World, New York: Facts on File, 2009.

“Crafts of the Ancient Americas,” Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, New York: Facts on File, 2007.

Invited Lectures

“El arte colonial andino en el mundo poscolonial,”Art Before History International Symposium, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru, June 22-24, 2016.

“La pintura mural como documento histórico en los Andes coloniales,” Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru, November 3, 2015.

“La diversidad artística en el Cusco colonial,” book presentation of Pintura colonial cusqueña: el esplendor del arte en los Andes, Hotel Monasterio. Cuzco, Peru, October 23, 2015.

“Transformación e innovación en la pintura mural andina, siglos XVII-XIX,” Universidad de Tarapacá. Arica, Chile, October 6, 2015.

“Beyond the Frame: Murals of the Colonial Andes in Context,” NY State Archaeological Association Lecture Series, Ithaca College, November 6, 2014.

“Tracing the Colonial Imaginary in the Art and Literature of Peruvian Indigenismo,” Celebrating Two Decades of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art: A Symposium in honor of Eloise Quiñones Keber, CUNY Graduate Center, September 5, 2014.

“Nuevos aportes interdisciplinarios para el estudio de la pintura mural andina,” Seminario Interdisciplinar Písac. Cuzco, Peru, July 1-5, 2014.

“If These Walls Could Talk: Mural Painting and Cultural Expression in the Colonial Andes,” Keynote Speaker for Art History Student Conference, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, January 21, 2012.

“The Flexibility of Sin: Mural Painting and Social Meaning in Colonial Peru,” presentation for the New York Public Library's Latin American Summer Lecture Series, July 21, 2011.

“Spanish Theatrics and Idolatrous Indians: Mural Paintings at the Church of Andahuaylillas, Peru,” presentation at the John Carter Brown Library, August 18, 2010.

Participant in roundtable discussion, “Las culturas indígenas de los Andes,” for the television program "Diálogo de Costa a Costa," HITN Television, October 9, 2009.

Conference Presentations and Chaired Sessions

“Rewriting Early Modern Art History from the Global South: Alternate Temporalities in the Colonial Andes,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, March 26-28, 2015

Co-Chair, “Mobility, Stasis, and Artistic Exchange in the Global Renaissance,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, March 26-28, 2015

“Embodied Archives: Murals, Textiles, and Colonial Andean Cultures,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, New York, March 27-29, 2014

“Indigenismo and Colonial Andean Art: Contested Discourses, Utopian Visions,” VI Congreso Internacional de Peruanistas en el Extranjero, Georgetown University, October 10-12, 2013

“Localizing the Baptism of Christ: Art and Mediation in Colonial Peru,” American Society of Ethnohistory Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 11-14, 2013

“Andeanized Catholicisms: Murals of the Baptism of Christ in Colonial Peruvian Churches,” Empires et nations du Pérou: Continuités et Ruptures, International Colloquium organized by the Université de Montréal and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, April 24-27, 2013

“Andean Intermediaries in the Visual Construction of Christianity,” Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Annual Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 3-6, 2013

“From Incas to Indios: Race in Colonial Andean Visual Culture,” College Art Association session on Representing “Race” in Iberia and the Ibero-American World; New York, February 13-16, 2013.

“Stories Between the Lines: Liminal Space in Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Images,” panel co-organizer for College Art Association annual conference; Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012

“The Global Renaissance Revisited,” panel co-organizer for the Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference; Montreal, Quebec, March 24-26, 2011

“Performances in Paint: Spanish Theatre and Indigenous Idolaters in the Murals at the Church of Andahuaylillas, Peru,” College Art Association session on Emerging Scholars of Latin American Art; New York, February 9-12, 2011.

“The Renaissance Thrice Removed: Mural Paintings at the Church of Andahuaylillas, Peru,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference; Venice, Italy, April 8-10, 2010.

“The Double Recontextualized Inca: Tadeo Escalante's Molino de Incas,” Southeastern Conference on Amazonian and Andean Studies; Florida Atlantic University, September 19, 2008.

Professional Affiliations

Association for Latin American Art (ALAA); American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE); College Art Association (CAA); Renaissance Society of America (RSA)