Dutch East Indies, 2010
Is a Latin-Americanist who has worked as a museum and non-profit director, writer and editor, curator and professor. Ms. Stellweg is considered a pioneer promoter and facilitator in the Latin American international contemporary art field. Founder and editor of the first bilingual quarterly avant-garde contemporary art journal in Mexico, Artes Visuales. In 1979, she was awarded a Critic in Residence from the National Endowment for the Arts at the Los Angeles Institute of Art (LAICA) – a forerunner of today’s MOCA Los Angeles where she edited the first ever English-Spanish Latin American & Latino Art in the LAICA’S Journal. Ahe has also been awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Texas, Austi and the Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities, at the Univ. of Texas, Austin. In 1998 she became the Executive Director and Curator of Blue Star Contemporary Art in San Antonio, TX. Recently she was a consultant and authored of an essay for the catalog “Radical Women: Latin American Artists 1960-1985”.
In 2010, Stanford University Library – Special Collections purchased Ms. Stellweg’s 40-year archive based on the criteria of having played a pioneering role in promoting Latino and Latin American artists. Every 5 years the archive is updated with further activities. Her archive of ephemera, artist’s books, mail art and rare portfolios was purchased by MoMA’s Latin American archive and library in 2015. She has been a professor in the Department of Visual Critical Studies and Art History at the School of Visual Arts, NY since 2005 where she teaches What is Latin American & Latino Art? and also acts as an occasional visiting professor for programs such as SOMA, Mexico City, the Estudios de Posgrado of the UNAM (Nat’l Autonomous University Mexico City – Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas & Facultad de Filosofía y Letras) as well as the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. Ms. Stellweg frequently participates in symposiums surrounding Latin American and Latino art topics both in the US and Latin America.