NEWS

July 2021

Sean Nesselrode Moncada is interviewed as part of Episode 1 of The Manual Podcast, published by the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. He discusses misconceptions about the land, the color green, and the histories of American settler colonialism. Listen to the episode "Green" here.

April 2021

"Arcadian Dreams" is published in Issue 15 of Manual: A Journal About Art and Its Making, published by the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design with the theme Green. The essay examines how legacies of settler colonialism, genocide, and the fabrication of the American wilderness are refracted in Enrique Chagoya's lithograph The Pastoral or Arcadian State: Illegal Alien's Guide to Greater America.

November 2020

Sean Nesselrode Moncada is named incoming Graduate Program Director of RISD's Liberal Arts Master's Program in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies. He will begin his term in Fall 2021.

May 2020

Issue 2 of Vistas: Critical Approaches to Modern and Contemporary Art, published by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), is released in both digital and print versions. Vistas 2 is guest-edited by Sean Nesselrode Moncada and dedicated to The First Annual Symposium of Latin American Art (2016). It features essays by Tie Jojima, Rachel G. Mohl, Michel Otayek, and Gillian Sneed.

March 2020

The essay "Gego: Variações sobre o design" is included as part of the catalogue Gego: A linha emancipada, published by the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand on the occasion of a full retrospective of the work of Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt). Translated into Portuguese by Célia Euvaldo, the essay examines the fruitful dialogues between graphic design, artistic exploration, and process in Gego's multidisciplinary work.

February 2020

Sean Nesselrode Moncada is interviewed for RISD News about this year's Wintersession Travel Course to Mexico, which he co-led in January and February with Winifred Lambrecht. With fifteen students they traveled numerous sites including Teotihuacan, the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, the Catedral de Puebla, Cholula, Monte Albán, and Chichen Itzá; visited local talavera workshops in Puebla; participated in a mole cooking class; and journeyed to several cenotes in the Yucatán. The article includes photographs from the course as well as pages from student sketchbooks completed on-site.

Sean Nesselrode Moncada's doctoral dissertation, "The Harvest of Modernity: Art, Oil, and Industry in the Venezuelan Twentieth Century," receives Honorable Mention for the biennial Dissertation Award issued by the Association for Latin American Art (ALAA) at the 2019 College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, held in New York.

February 2019