Grupo de Investigación UCM
is a Margarita Salas-Postdoctoral Fellow at the Technische Universität Berlin, where she is conducting the research project “Travelling Identity: Orientalist Imaginaries of Lene Schneider-Kainer through her Journeys during the Weimar Republic and in Exile.” Between 2017 and 2021, she was a Predoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. During her PhD, she carried out a research trip to India (Visva-Bharati University) and several research stays in Germany in the Kunsthistorisches Institut at the Freie Universität Berlin, at Forum Transregionale Studien (KHI–Max-Planck-Institut/Staatliche Museen) and at the Brücke-Museum. In her doctoral project, she explored the reception of Indian art and culture in Germany during the Twentieth Century and examined Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s expressionist work with a focus on issues of Orientalism within the age of European colonialism. From a transcultural perspective, she also studied the irruption of Bengali modernism in Kolkata. Her doctoral thesis, which revisited German Expressionism from a critical postcolonial perspective, was awarded awarded with the Enrique Fuentes Quintana-Prize from the Funcas Foundation (Category of Humanities 2020-2021). Recently, she has been co-curator of the exhibition “Whose Expression? The Brücke Artists and Colonialism” at the Brücke-Museum in Berlin.