Lisa Blackmore

Post-doctoral Research Assistant (Prof. Dr. Jens Andermann)

Romanisches Seminar
Zürichbergstr. 8
CH - 8032 Zürich
+41 (0)44 634 21 65


After graduating in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge (2004), I did an AHRB-funded Masters in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London (2005). From 2005 until 2013 I lived in Caracas, Venezuela, where I conducted archival research for my PhD thesis ¡Venezuela Progresa! Dictatorship, Spectacle and the Construction of Modernity with the support of a full-time AHRC (Birkbeck College, 2011). I have worked as a curator, translator and journalist, as well as teaching courses and organising lecture series on photography and visual culture. After receiving my PhD, I taught at the Universidad Simón Bolívar and the Universidad Central de Venezuela before returning to the UK in 2013, where was Teaching Fellow in Latin American Studies at the University of Leeds. I maintain two websites — Caracas > cultura visual and — and am a council member of the Visual Studies Sectionof the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and Venezuela Research Network.


‘Watered down modernity: Iconoclastic fluids in Alexander Apóstol’s archival mediations’, Mnemoscape 1:1 (2014): 40-54

‘Capture life: the “document-monument” in Recent Commemorations of Hugo Chávez’, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 23:3 (2014)

‘Tecnologías visuales y el “archivo” de la desmemoria: el caso de Se llamaba SN’, Estudios 20:39 (enero-julio 2012): 127-156

‘Las imágenes eran crudas, imperfectas, rotas, pero igual eran imágenes’, in FIA: XXII Feria Iberoamericana de Arte (Caracas: Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, 2013), pp. 173-209

‘Ángela Bonadies: la archon caprichosa’, in Ángela Bonadies, Las personas y las cosas (Barcelona: The Private Space, 2010), pp. 13-20

‘Haciendo sentido: tres premisas en obras de video de Terry Smith’, in Lisa Blackmore & María Elena Ramos, Moving Target (Caracas: Fundación Telefónica/Periférico Arte Contemporáneo, 2012), pp. 14-17