Lara Fresko Madra is Assistant Professor and Luma Fellow at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, where she teaches the yearlong Proseminar course as well as elective seminars on temporality and political imagination in the history of art. Her research investigates artistic and curatorial practices that offer alternative modes of recalling and engaging the past, particularly as a challenge to the violence of state sanctioned official historiography.
She holds a PhD in Art History from Cornell University and has previously taught graduate seminars at the Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College. Her research has been supported by the Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in exhibition catalogs, collected volumes, as well as publications like Afterall, Art in America, Artforum, Diacritics Blog, and JVC Magazine. She is currently working on a book project on spectrality and time.