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Estrella de Diego

Estrella de Diego is an essayist, professor at the Universidad Complutense (UCM) in Madrid, and a full academy member of the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando de Madrid. She has served as King Juan Carlos I Chair of Spanish Culture and Civilization (NYU); the XIII Luis Ángel Arango International Chair of Art (Banco de la República, Bogotá); and was appointed the Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Professorship (The University of Iowa) in 2017–2018.

Estrella de Diego has been a Fulbright Fellow at New York University (NYU) and an advisory committee member for the Collegium for Advanced Studies at Helsinki University. She is a patron of the following institutions: the Spanish Royal Academy in Rome; the Fundación General UCM; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS);  and the Cervantes Institute. Estrella de Diego is an advisory council member for Bienalsur (MUNTREF) in Buenos Aires, the Norman Foster Foundation, the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard, and the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). She has served as visiting professor or guest at numerous institutions and museums: Central Saint Martins in London; Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) in Buenos Aires; Oxford University; Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogotá; University of Illinois; UCLA; MoMA, NY; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York; the São Paulo Biennial; Paris 8; University of Strasbourg; Université Paris-Sorbonne; Banco de la República in Bogotá; Museo del Prado; MNCARS; Fundação Bienal de São Paulo; Projeto Hélio Oiticica; the Thyssen Foundation; La Caixa Foundation; the Biblioteca Nacional; and Fundación MAPFRE, among others.

Estrella de Diego is the author of many books and research papers. Her books and essays include: La mujer y la pintura en la España del siglo XIX (Madrid, Cátedra, 1987, 2009); El andrógino sexuado. Eternos ideales, nuevas estrategias de género (Madrid, Visor, 1992); Tristísimo Warhol (Madrid, Siruela, 1999); “Representing Representation. Reading Las Meninas, Again” in Velázquez’s Las Meninas (Cambridge University Press, 2003); Querida Gala (Madrid, Espasa, 2003); Travesías por la incertidumbre (Barcelona, Seix Barral, 2007); Maruja Mallo (Madrid, Mapfre, 2008); Contra el mapa (Siruela, 2008); “Währenddessen. Der Besuch von Struth im Museo del Prado” (Munich, Schirmer/Mosel, 2009); No soy yo: Autobiografía, performance y los nuevos espectadores (Madrid, Siruela, 2011); “La coleccionista de historias” in Cristina Iglesias. Metonimia (Madrid, MNCARS, 2013); “At Home: That in the Night” in Guillermo Kuitka. Philosophy for Princesses. Works 1980–2013 ( Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, 2014); “El futuro y otros mitos modernos” in Cristina Iglesias/Thomas Struth. Constructions of the imagination (Ivorypress, 2014); “Out There, “Return to the Native Land: the Invention of the Origin” in  Joaquín Torres García. The Arcadian Modern (New York, MoMA, 2015); “Sigue Lloviendo. Lluvia” in Alberto Greco. ¡Qué grande sos! (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 2016); "Ofter Gebrauchsanleitung. Sacrifices: Instructions  for Use" in La Ribot. Occupatiooon! (Berlin, 2017). She is a regular columnist for the newspaper El País, has been the director of the Mínima collection at Editorial Siruela, and is an advisor to the art collections of Editorial Cátedra.

She has curated exhibitions including: the Spanish pavilions at the 22nd São Paulo Biennial (1994) and at the 49th Venice Biennial (2001); Warhol sobre Warhol (La Casa Encendida, 2007); Sophie Taueber-Arp (Picasso Museum of Malaga, 2009); Anna Bella Geiger, Geografía y Humana (CAAC, Casa Encendida, Muntref de Buenos Aires); Liliana Porter (Artium); Gala Salvador Dali. Una habitación propia en Púbol (MNAC, 2018); and Berenice Abbott. Retratos de la modernidad (Mapfre, 2019).

She has been awarded the 11th Premio Periodístico sobre la Lectura from Fundación Sánchez Ruiperez and has received the Medalla de Oro in fine arts for her work as a writer and researcher.