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Valeria Paz Moscoso

(La Paz, Bolivia, 1969) Curator and researcher. She holds a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex (UK). She specializes in the study of modern and contemporary Bolivian art. Her current research explores the polarization and deconstruction of national narratives from a gender perspective. She has researched several art collections in Bolivia and the UK, and has published academic papers in specialized journals such as ESCALA Research Papers, Ciencia y Cultura, Bisagra, Terremoto, Curare; also in the books Corrosión y Anomalía: escenas del arte contemporáneo boliviano (2019) and Bolivia: Los caminos de la escultura (2009) —from the Biblioteca Boliviana del Bicentenario. She is currently preparing a book on her doctoral thesis, where she examines the concepts of repression, authoritarianism, and emancipation in the works of the Bolivian artist Roberto Valcárcel. She was curator, head of museum, and a.i. director of the Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz. In 2020 and 2021 she participated in the CAA-Getty International Program. Currently, she is the academic coordinator of the Department of Culture at the Universidad Católica Boliviana (La Paz).