Estrella de Diego

Estrella de Diego Researcher

Estrella de Diego is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (Spain) and Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts in Madrid. She has held the King Juan Carlos I Chair of Spanish Culture and Civilization (NYU), the 13th Luis Angel Arango Internacional Chair at the Banco de la República (Bogotá), and the Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Professorship. 

She is on the Advisory Board at the Norman Foster Foundation and is a Member of the Board of Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard, the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome, Prado Museum, and Instituto Cervantes, among others. 

She is a widely published author in both fiction and non-fiction, some of her published work  include La mujer y la pintura en la España del siglo XIX (Madrid, Cátedra, 1987; reprinted 2009); El andrógino sexuado. Eternos ideales, nuevas estrategias de género (Madrid, Visor); Tristísimo Warhol (Madrid, Siruela, 1999); “Representing Representation. Reading Las Meninas, Again” in Velázquez’s Las Meninas (Cambridge University Press, 2003); “Währenddessen. Der Besuch von Struth im Museo del Prado” (Munich, Schirmer/Mosel, 2009); “Out There, Return to the Native Land: the Invention of the Origin” in Joaquín Torres García. The Arcadian Modern (MoMA 2015); “(Se) regarder – du dehors” and Ententes – À partir d’Hélène Cixous (Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, 2018). She is also a prolific curator, among others, her projects include Sophie Taueber-Arp (Picasso Museum Málaga, 2009), Gala Salvador Dalí. Una habitación propia en Púbol (MNAC), and Bernice Abbot. Retratos de la modernidad (Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Köln, 2019 and 2020).  

Estrella de Diego is columnist for El País. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious Golden Medal in Fine Arts by the Spanish government, in recognition of her career as a writer and researcher.

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