Olga Ulloa Herrera

Director of Washington DC Office


Olga U. Herrera is director of the Washington Office of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) headquartered at the University of Illinois at Chicago. An art historian and scholar of Latin American and Latino art, her recent research explores networks of cultural production and circulation of modern art in the Americas. She is the author of American Interventions and Modern Art in South America (University Press of Florida, 2017); Toward the Preservation of a Heritage: Latin American and Latino Art in the Midwestern United States (University of Notre Dame, 2008); and guest thematic co-editor of the spring 2017 issue of the journal Diálogo on Contemporary Latino and Latin American Art (DePaul University). Since 2008 she has co-organized the national Latino Art Now! Biennial Conference. She was the co-principal investigator and curator of the Latino Art Now! Chicago Virtual Gallery funded by the NEA; principal investigator of the Washington DC Documents Recovery Project; Co-director of the Midwest Latino Arts Documentary Heritage Project funded by the Getty Foundation; and member of the US Midwest research team of the Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art: A Digital Archive and Publications Project at the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. Herrera holds a Ph.D. in Latin American art and theories of globalization from George Mason University. She holds a courtesy faculty appointment at the Latino American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Office: 1608 Rhode Island Av NW Suite 357 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 974-6282
Fax: (202) 728-4076 
Email: oherre15@uic.edu