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Daniel Sánchez Bataller

PhD Candidate: Modern and Contemporary Art; Latin America and Spain


Daniel Sánchez Bataller is a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interest is on modern and contemporary art, aesthetics and politics, with an emphasis in post-dictatorial democracies in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world. His dissertation looks at the asymmetrical transitions of Chile and Spain and the roles of art and film in the demise of socialism after each post-authoritarian moment. He holds an MFA (2003) and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice (2008) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and an MA in Latin American Literatures and Cultures from Northeastern Illinois University (2014). Has been teaching since 2010 and is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.