ALAA Article Award

2024 ALAA Article Award Winner

Marisol Villela Balderrama, “Doves and Machetes: Rina Lazo’s Portable Mural Venceremos (1959) in Guatemala, North Korea and Beyond,” Art History Vol. 45, issue 5 (November 2022): 1038–1057.


Past ALAA Article Award Recipients


Competition for the 2024 ALAA Article Award

The Association for Latin American Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association, is pleased to sponsor the ALAA Annual Article Award for a distinguished scholarly article on any aspect of Latin American/Latinx art, architecture, or visual culture, of any period from the Pre-Columbian era to the present, published in a peer reviewed journal, edited volume, or exhibition catalogue during the previous year. The award consists a $500 honorarium and will be presented at the ALAA business meeting at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in February 2024. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA. This Award is generously funded by Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art at New York University.

For the February 2024 Award, we will evaluate articles that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023.
  • Essays may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Essays will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished art historians, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range. For consideration, authors should send their articles as a pdf to the Chair of the ALAA article award committee no later than October 31, 2023. Peer nominations will also be accepted.

Article Award Committee
Lisa Trever, Chair, (2021-2024)
Delia Solomons, (2021-2024)
Derek Burdette, (2022-2025)