Areas of Concentration: 20th century European and Latin American art, geopolitics and culture, art theory
Faculty Advisor: Laurie Monahan
Committee Members: Sven Spieker (Germanic and Slavic Studies, UCSB), Cristina Venegas (Film and Media Studies, UCSB), Pamela Radcliff (History, UCSD)
Dissertation: "El arte de América Latina es la revolución: networks of political art between Spain and Latin America during the late Francoist dictatorship (1960-1975)"
M.A. Thesis: "Les difficultés et ambiguïtés politiques d’Antoni Tàpies pendant le Franquisme" (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, completed 2017)
Claudia Grego March is a Ph.D. Candidate at the History of Art & Architecture Department of University of California, Santa Barbara, where she specializes in twentieth century Latin American and European art. Her research examines the political and artistic networks established between Spain and Latin America during the Francoist dictatorship. Claudia's research interests include topics such as cultural geopolitics during the postwar period, cultural activisms, and artistic articulations of popular culture.
She is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including the La Caixa Postgraduate Fellowships Abroad (2023), the Graduate Humanities Research Fellowship (UCSB, 2022), the Albert & Elaine Borchard European Studies Fellowship for Dissertation Research (2021), the Humanities & Social Sciences Research Grant, (UCSB, 2021), and the Margaret Mallory Fellowship (UCSB, 2017). In 2022, she was selected as a scholar in residence at the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (New York).
Claudia graduated with honors with a B.A. in Literary Studies in the University of Barcelona, where she also started her studies in Art History. She was selected as a member of the International Selection Program at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris, where she obtained an M1 in Theory of Literature. During her stay at the ENS, she also received a Master's degree in Art History from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Book review: “The Visualization of a Nation: Tàpies and Catalonia.” Journal of Catalan Studies, Vol 1, No 24 (forthcoming).
Online editorial and video presentation: “Informalism’s Last Curveball: Informal Painting And Its Exegesis Between Argentina And Europe ,” The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), Scholar in residence program, Spring 2023.
Peer reviewed article: “Antoni Tàpies’s Catalan Turn during the Late Francoist Regime ,” Journal of Catalan Studies, Vol 1, No 23 (2023).
Peer reviewed article: “Painting Viciously: Antonio Saura’s Monsters and the Francoist Dictatorship (1939-1975) ,” react/review, Volume 2, 2022.
Peer reviewed article: "Magie, Terre et Cri. Les resémantisations politiques de l’œuvre d’Antoni Tàpies sous le franquisme ,” Artl@s Bulletin 6, no. 2 (2017): Article 10.