Roberto Tejada is a poet, art historian, curator, and editor. He is the author of Mirrors for Gold (2006) and Exposition Park (2010). He founded and co-edits the journal Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas. His book, National Camera: Photography and Mexico's Image Environment, studies art historical episodes in relation to visual documents and local identities in Mexican and U.S. culture (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). He was born in Los Angeles, has lived in Mexico City, and was appointed Distinguished Endowed Chair in Art History by Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts in 2010.
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Werllayne Nunes is a painter from Brazil. His artwork, influence by extensive travel, provides counter-narratives to the culture industry's depiction of the impoverished. Nunes completed graduate study at Universidad de Alacalá de Henares, Madrid. His paintings have been shows in galleries, museums and public spaces in Madrid, Miami, Austin, Houston and Brazil.
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