September - June 2014
Roberto Tejada (Clark/Oakley Humanities Fellow and Clark Mellon Curatorial Fellow) is Professor of Art History and Distinguished Endowed Chair in the Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture program (RASC/a) at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. Tejada is the author of National Camera: Photography and Mexico’s Image Environment (Minnesota, 2009), A Ver: Celia Alvarez Muñoz (Minnesota, 2009), and co-editor of Modern Art in Africa, Asia and Latin America: An Introduction to Global Modernisms (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). Recent catalog essays include “Los Angeles Snapshots” in Now Dig This!: Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980 (UCLA Hammer Museum, 2011). A poet, his books include Mirrors for Gold (Krupskaya, 2006), Exposition Park (Wesleyan, 2010), and Full Foreground (Arizona, 2012). At the Clark, he will complete his book on visual art produced between 1965–2010 in Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo.