Main Focus

  • South American colonial art
  • Use and function of religious images
  • Museums and collections
  • Art Historiography

Publications (Selection)

  • "Como partes de un todo: apuntes sobre las funciones de una colección escultórica", in Museo Colonial, Catálogo Museo Colonial – Volumen II: Escultura, Bogotá 2018, pp. 45–65.
  • "El 'Velázquez mexicano': Felipe Santiago Gutiérrez en Colombia" (exhibition Ciudad de México 2017), ed. MUNAL: Museo Nacional de Arte de México pp. 132–141.
  • "El redentor de los hijos del sol. El Inca Atahualpa como símbolo de la Independencia suramericana", in 1810-1910-2010. Independencias dependientes. Arte e Identidad nacional en América Latina, ed. Henrik Karge, Bruno Klein, Frankfurt et al. 2016, pp. 291–301.
  • "Gregorio Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos. Rumores, obsesiones y juicios", in Memorias de congreso Experiencias compartidas. América: Cultura visual y relaciones artísticas, ed. Rafael López Guzmán, Yolanda Guasch Marí and Guadalupe Romero Sánchez, Granada 2015, pp. 3–12.
  • Milagrosas imágenes marianas en la Nueva Granada, Madrid et al. 2011 (Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert).

Publications (OPAC-Research)

Curriculum Vitae

Olga Isabel Acosta is assistant professor in the Department of Art History of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. She studied History and Graphic Design at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and completed her Ph.D. in Art History at the Technische Universität Dresden. In her thesis, "Milagrosas imágenes marianas en el Nuevo Reino de Granada" (Frankfurt, Madrid, 2011), she addressed the artistic phenomenon of miraculous images in the New Kingdom of Granada from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. The use and function of religious images in the Colonial period in South America remains one of her current research subjects. She worked as assistant curator in the Museo Nacional de Colombia from 2008 to 2011, and was appointed curator of the Museo Colonial in Bogotá in 2011. Since then museums and collections has been part of her research interests. From 2013 to 2014, as a DAAD postdoctoral fellow in Berlin, she pursued a research project on "The Sacred in the Museum".

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