Claudia Calirman has a Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate Center, The City University of New York. Her expertise is Latin American art, Modern art, Contemporary art and Curatorial Studies. She has taught for many years at Parsons the New School for Design; at Lehman College, CUNY; at the Fashion Institute of Technology; and at The Museum of Modern Art, NY. She has been a lecturer on the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Besides her academic interests, she has an extensive experience as a curator, having organized many exhibitions such as “Adel Abidin: I am Sorry” and “Yes, But…” at Location One, a non-for-profit residency program for international artists in New York; and “Elizabeth Jobim: Endless Lines” and “Informed by Function” at Lehman College Art Gallery, CUNY. Her book Brazilian Art under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio and Cildo Meireles is forthcoming by Duke University Press in 2011. She was the 2008-09 Lemann Visiting Scholar of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University. She is part of the Advisory Board of El Museo del Barrio, NY.