Irmgard Emmelhainz is an independent translator, writer and researcher based in Anahuac Valley (Mexico City).

Her work about film, the Palestine Question, art, culture, and neoliberalism has been translated to Portuguese, Persian, Korean, Chinese, German, Italian, Norwegian, French, English, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, and Serbian and has been published in an array of international publications. She has presented it at an array of international venues including the Graduate School of Design at Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2014), the March Meeting at Sharjah, the Walter Benjamin in Palestine Conference (2015), the New School and Americas Society (2016), SBC Gallery, Montreal (2016), The University of California in San Diego, ArtBo, Bogotá, School of Visual Arts, New York, Curatorial Summit (2017), University of Texas at Dallas (2018), The Munch Museum (Oslo, 2018), the Feria Internacional del Libro (Guadalajara, Mexico 2018) and MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City 2019), e-flux (New York (2019), Academia Portuense de Belas Artes (Porto, 2020), and University of Texas El Paso (2020).

Her book in Spanish: The Tyranny of Common Sense: Mexico’s Neoliberal Conversion came out in 2016 and will be published by SUNY Press; The Sky is Incomplete: Travel Chronicles in Palestine was published by Taurus Mexico (2017) and Jean-Luc Godard’s Political Filmmaking came out with Palgrave Macmillan in 2019. She is currently a fellow of the FONCA/SNCA or National Fund for Creators and Artists in Mexico.


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Jess Pope

Visiting Artist, MFA Visual Art

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Alumnx Co-Visiting Scholar, MFA Visual Art

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Lewis Gordon

Visiting Scholar

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