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Fabián Cereijido

Antioch University Los Angeles

I am an artist, educator, and writer born in Argentina, living in the US since 1984. Before moving to the US, I lived 8 in Mexico as an exile. My video installations, drawings, and sculptures, which have been exhibited museums and galleries in the US, Mexico and Argentina, deal with fictional trips in milk and everyday rituals. My writing in chapter books, journals and exhibition catalogs address the politics of context in Latin American art, current forms of censorship in art, the points of contact between Goya and Freud’s “Beyond the Pleasure Principle”, and art produced during the recent anti-neoliberal revolt in Latin America.

Educational History

  • In 2011 I obtained my doctorate in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Teaching Statement

I believe Art is a central aspect of the human experience since it gives shape, body and expression to our individual and collective ability and need to create, understand and communicate. To make art and study the art production of present and past cultures is to add a human dimension to knowledge.
My classes are highly participatory based on the conviction that 1) Art is created within the relationship between the artworks and the people or groups who experience it. 2) Artworks do not have one single audience or context of reception but multiple and varied ones. 3) Art History’s euro-centric racist origins, require the constant revision of biases by myself and the students.
Before reviewing and discussing factual information about the artworks and their contexts, I dedicate long stretches of the class to the careful and patient experience of the artworks. This gives students time to conjure their impressions and unique determinations. This gives the artworks time to deploy their charms and suggestions.

I have concentrated on the politics of context in Latin American art, current forms of censorship in art, the points of contact between Goya and Freud’s Beyond the Pleasure Principle, and art produced during the recent anti-neoliberal revolt in Latin America (1990s to 2015).

  • Cereijido, F. (under revision). Tucumán Arde and the changing face of censorship. In C. Paquette and K. Kleinfelder (Eds.) In and Out of Sight: Art Censorship Then and Now.
  • Cereijido, F. (2017). The Republic and the Kingdom. In J. Lerner and R. Ortiz Torres (Eds.) How to Read el Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America & Latin America’s Disney. Published on the occasion of the exhibition How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House and the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA, September 9, 2017-January 14, 2018. London: Black Dog Publishing.
  • Cereijido, F. (2017). Ala Plastica. Project Description. In B. Kelley Jr. and G.H. Kester (Eds.) Collective Situations: Readings in Contemporary Latin American Art, 1995-2010. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • Cereijido, F. (2017). Con la salud si se juega. Project Description. In B. Kelley Jr. and G.H. Kester (Eds.) Collective Situations: Readings in Contemporary Latin American Art, 1995-2010. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • Cereijido, F. (2011). Chronology for the catalogue of the exhibit MEX/LA: The Legacy of Mexican Modernism in Los Angeles, Museum of Latin American Art of Long Beach, California.
  • Cereijido, F. (2011). Mexico Expected/Unexpected. Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles, CA. Art Nexus, Volume 10, Number 81: 112-112.
  • Cereijido, F. (2011). David Alfaro Siqueiros. Review of two current exhibits by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the Los Angeles Area: Siqueiros: Landscape Painter at Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach and Siqueiros in Los Angeles: Censorship Defied at the Autry museum in Griffith Park. Art Nexus, Volume 10, Number 80: 96-97.
  • Verba, E., Ramos, L., Ortiz Torres, R., Lerner, J., Cereijido, F., Rios, M., E. Chagolla. How to read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney. Presented at Cal State LA’s Student Union Theater and sponsored by Chicanx Latinx Social Art History and Pacific Standard Time LA/LA on September 15, 2017.
  • Cereijido, F. Muralism and Politics. Presentation at Latin American Studies, University of Redlands on October19, 2017.
  • Cereijido, F. Sited or Cultural? Contemporary Mexican art movements. Paper presented at the 61st Annual Conference of the Center for Latin American Studies & the 59th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), University of Florida, Gainsville, FL, March 29th, 2012.
  • Cereijido, F. The Untold History of Context in Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art. Organizer of the panel for the Annual Conference of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, Saturday October 29th, 2011.
  • Cereijido, F. Agency and inscription in Contemporary Latin American Art. Organizer of the panel for the Annual Conference: Globalization from Below at CILAS (Center for Ibero American Studies) University of California, San Diego Institute of the Americas May 28-29, 2009.
  • Cereijido, F. Conversation with the artist. Panel discussion, Anti-personnel mines project, Installation by Carlos Trilnick, Calit2 Auditorium, April 16, 2009.
  • Cereijido, F. La muerte en tiempo real: Goya y Freud [Death in real time: Goya and Freud]. Presented at the XXVII Congreso Latinoamericano de Psicoanalisis, Santiago, Chile, September 2008.
  • University of California, San Diego, Nominated for the Jean Fort Dissertation Prize 2011
  • University of California, San Diego Graduate Student Travel Grant 2005, 2008
  • University of California, San Diego, San Diego Diversity Award 2004-2006
  • Jere Abbott Emerging Art Prize, Colby College Museum of Art 1993
  • Arthur B. Carles Memorial Award, New York Studio School 1988
  • Antioch University, Bridge Program 2016-present
    Art History Lecturer
    The Bridge Program provides University level education for students who may not otherwise have access to higher education. Art history is a semester liberal arts course delivered in sites around Los Angeles County.
  • California State University, Los Angeles 2017
    Invited Lecturer
    Latin American Studies 590: Lectured on How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America & Latin America’s Disney.
  • California State University, Long Beach 2013-2016
    Art History Lecturer
    AH : Mesoamerican art.
    AH 459 /AH 559: Art of Latin America / 1940-Present.
  • Art Division, Los Angeles, CA 2011- present
    Art History Lecturer
    I design and deliver weekly art history lectures for this non-profit professional training program for underserved young adults during the Fall and Spring semester.
  • University of California, San Diego 2013
    Art History Lecturer
    VIS 128D: Topics/Art History of Americas.
  • University of California San Diego, CA 2012
    Art History Lecturer
    VIS 126Q: Latin American Art: from Modern to Post-Modern.
  • California State University, Los Angeles 2011
    Invited Lecturer
    Latin American Studies 590: Trauma, Memory and Justice in Transition and Human Rights after Political Conflict
    Lectured on Siluetazo and Escraches, artistic activism in Post dictatorship Argentina
  • Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA 2010
    Art History Lecturer
    Art History 150: From the Stone Ages to Medieval. Designed and taught the course.
  • University of California, San Diego 2004-2009
    Reader
    Visual Arts 122B: Michelangelo. Instructor: Jack Greenstein
    Visual Arts 120B: Roman Art. Instructor: Sheldon Nodelman
    Sociology 185: Globalization and social development. Instructor: Carlos Waisman
  • Teaching Assistant
    Visual Arts 20: Introduction to Art History. Instructor: Anne Woods, Grant Kester
    Visual Arts 22: Formations of Modern Art. Instructor: Nicole Holland
    Visual Arts 126K: Oceanic Art. Instructor: Teri Sowell
    Visual Arts 127N: 20th Century Art in China and Japan. Instructor: Norman Bryson
    Visual Arts 140: Digital Imaging: Image and Interactivity: Foundations of Interaction and Interface Design (crosslisted with ICAM 101). Instructor: Benjamin Bratton
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA 2006
    Lecturer
    I designed and conducted a series of lectures on contemporary Latin American Art, in conjunction with the exhibition TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino art
  • The Allen Stevenson School, New York, NY 2000-2003
    Art Teacher
    Designed and conducted art lessons for students from grades K to 8. Evaluated students’ work and organized student exhibitions.
  • The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY 2000- 2003
    Artist and Facilitator
    Designed and facilitated numerous lessons, and parents and staff development sessions for children, families, and teachers from public schools in different boroughs of New York City. Selected and organized children’s art projects for the Guggenheim Museum.
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 1999-2002
    Educator, Lecturer
    Planned and conducted exhibit visits for schools.
  • Studio in a School, New York, NY 1998- 2003
    Artist and Facilitator
    Designed and facilitated numerous lessons, and parents and staff development sessions for children, families, and teachers from public schools in different boroughs of New York City.
  • Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico 1980-1982
    Designed, budgeted and facilitated guided tours of the Museo and hands-on artistic responses for groups of children visiting the Museum.
Fabian P Cereijido

Art History Lecturer,

Bridge Program

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Courses Taught

  • University of Redlands 2018-present
    Latin American Studies Adjunct
    LAST-101-01 Introduction to Latin America

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