Aja Martin

Ph.D. Student
Modern Art in Europe and the Americas
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Aja Martin is a second-year Ph.D. student studying modern art, design, and architecture across the Americas and Europe. Her previous research and conference presentations questioned the agency of the choreographed viewer-subject. Shifting her focus to art objects, she remains engaged with art and sites in Latin America, but also studies Italian Modernism and the circuitous relationships between these geographies as seen in the work of Lucio Fontana. Current and future projects offer readings that question the modalities and narratives to which art and architecture are bound by articulating their innate formal and phenomenological qualities. Aja earned a Master's Degree in Art History (2011), while a graduate fellow at Southern Methodist University; she also holds a Bachelor's degree in Art History from the University of Houston (2008). She has held adjunct, director appointments, curatorial, and fellowship positions at major art institutions and organizations across Texas and has written exhibition catalog essays on contemporary art, and published in the art journal Semigloss.