Marcelo Gabriel Yáñez

B.A., New York University, 2018
M.A., Stanford University, 2021
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Marcelo Gabriel Yáñez

Marcelo is a PhD candidate studying the art of the United States and the history and theory of photography. He holds a BA in Art History with high honors and minors in German and Medieval Studies from New York University. His undergraduate honors thesis, titled 'On Peter Hujar, Steve Lawrence, and Newspaper(1969-1971),’ analyzed a network of artists in downtown New York and their participation in an obscure no-word picture tabloid. In July 2018 he co-curated The Unflinching Eye: The Symbols of David Wojnarowiczat the Mamdouha Bobst Gallery of the NYU Library. Before coming to Stanford, Marcelo worked in Berlin as an archivist for the artist AA Bronson. He has worked at the Fales Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and as a contracted researcher and archivist for private clients. He is currently editing, along with Phil Aarons, a monograph on Newspaper that is forthcoming from Primary Information in 2023.