Paulina Caro Troncoso, M.A.



  • Surrealism
  • Art and politics in Latin America
  • Cultural Cold War


Earth Materials in the Work of Roberto Matta in Italy (1950s1960s)

Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • "Surrealism in the Caribbean in the 1940s: Transnational Encounters", in The Routledge Companion to Surrealism, hg. v. Kirsten Strom, London 2022, S. 191198.
  • "Between the Museum and the Street: Roberto Matta’s Works in Chile during the Unidad Popular", Bulletin of Latin American Research, 2022, URL: (Stand 24.01.2023).


Paulina Caro Troncoso is a PhD candidate in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Funded by the Chilean National Agency for Research and Development (ANID), Paulina’s doctoral research examines the works Chilean-born Surrealist artist Roberto Matta (Santiago de Chile, 1911 – Civitavecchia, 2002) made in Europe and Latin America during the 1960s and 1970s. Paulina holds an MA in History of Art from University College London. Prior to her studies in the UK, she received an MA in Art History and Theory and a BA in English Literature and Linguistics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Paulina is currently a Predoctoral Fellow at Bibliotheca Hertziana, researching the work of Matta within the artistic context of postwar Italy.


  • International Society for the Study of Surrealism (ISSS)
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