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#FromMarginToCenter: Contemporary Latin American Art: About

Highlights contemporary Latin American artists across media

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#FromMarginToCenter: Contemporary Latin American Artists

About This Guide

This guide provides information on contemporary artists from Latin America and links to resources such as books, websites, and videos. All artists included in this LibGuide are of Latin American origin or descent. For this LibGuide, Latin America refers to Mexico, most of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Puerto Rico

This LibGuide does not represent a comprehensive list of all contemporary Latin American artHighlighted artists were selected using library materials, popular press articles, and museum websites; these sources are included in the reference page. Additionally, while artists are listed alphabetically by medium, this does not signify that this is the sole medium that artist works in; nor are all artistic mediums represented in this guide. Included next to the names of artists are the artists' birth year and place of birth for reference. If you need help finding additional information, please contact the Ricker Library             

About #FromMarginToCenter

#FromMarginToCenter is born out of the clear need to draw attention to marginalized voices, not only across our society, but specifically in our library. We need to acknowledge that nondominant experiences are not well represented in our collections and resources, and further we need to do something about it.


  • Create a growing body of resources designed to highlight contemporary artists and designers across a broad range of identities. Our selection criteria combine staff expertise and interest, current events, and providing a balanced range of resources, knowing that this is an emerging body of material that will evolve and take different shapes over time.

  • After putting in the work to create a resource guide, we amplify those voices. We highlight specific creators in our social media, look for ways to collect more material about or by the person in question, and find ways to embed references to these folks in our more general use guides, as well as our  teaching, outreach, reference, and other activities.


For more information, see the #FromMarginToCenter Initiative page on our website.

Fair Use Guidelines

Materials accessed in this guide are provided for personal and/or scholarly use.  Users are responsible for obtaining any copyright permissions that may be required for their own further uses of that material.  For more information about fair use please refer to the College Art Association Code of Best Practices in Fair Use in the Visual Arts.