Constanza Salazar

Ph.D. Student in History of Art


Constanza Salazar is a Canadian art historian and theorist based in New York City. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University focused on researching how artists since the 1990s have responded with criticism to advanced technologies like biotechnology, the internet, surveillance, and more recently, artificial intelligence. Artists employ a number of tactics for uncovering the inherent biases in algorithmic technologies as well as use performance, hacktivism, robotics, and installation art to resist the technophilia centred in contemporary society. Constanza holds an M.A. in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Guelph and holds a B.F.A from the University of Waterloo. She has presented papers internationally on the topics of new materialism, post-humanism, and surveillance.