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February 16, 2021

Alana Hernandez comes to CALA from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego where she served as Assistant Curator. During her tenure at MCASD her exhibitions and programming focused on peripheral and ignored art histories, with particular attention paid to U.S. Latinx and artists from Latin America. Hernandez also spearheaded and developed new programmatic digital offerings for MCASD, including a series of artist talks titled the Charlas.

Hernandez has held curatorial positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Páramo, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Phoenix Art Museum; and BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in MCASD.Digital (2021), HereIn Journal (2020), and the exhibition catalogues John Rivas: Los Voces Inside of Me (2020), Atlpan: Claudia Peña Salinas (2019), and Traveler Artists: Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (2015). She is a contributor to the forthcoming Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Handbook of the Collection (2021) and the three-print volume, Grove Encyclopedia of Latin American Art and Architecture. Hernandez received her M.A. from CUNY Hunter College, where she specialized in Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art.

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