Aimé Iglesias Lukin
Aimé Iglesias Lukin is the Director and Chief Curator of Arts at Americas Society in New York. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, she has lived in New York since 2011, developing a curatorial practice that combines the tools of art history as a discipline with the practice of exhibition making to critically understand contemporary art and culture. In her current position, she develops a program aiming to rethink the Americas beyond political borders and to highlight the value of the local among the global. She received her PhD in art history from Rutgers University with a dissertation titled “This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York 1965–1975,” which she presented as a two-part exhibition and a book at Americas Society in 2021 and 2022. She completed her M.A. at The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and her undergraduate studies in art history at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Her research received grants from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Terra and Andrew W. Mellon Foundations, and the ICAA Peter C. Marzio Award from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She curated exhibitions independently in museums and cultural centers and previously worked in the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art, and Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires.