Lucía Querejazu

Lucía Querejazu graduated in History with an emphasis on colonial art history at the Javeriana University in Bogotá. Back in Bolivia she started her research work with several grants awarded by the Cultural Foundation of the Bolivian Central Bank which took her to visit the archives of La Paz, Sucre and Potosí. Her research studies the flow of images that surround Potosí and the visual contexts that connected the silver city with the (Iberian) world, particularly the triangle formed between Cusco, Arequipa and Potosí. From that perspective she has centered her projects on the development of a visual culture of the Andean world in response to the colonial administration system and the creation of complex images such as emblems and allegoric images in regards to death and idolatries on rituals and representations of death. She is currently preparing her doctoral dissertation entitled El programa iconográfico de Caquiaviri como una herramienta en la lucha contra las idolatrías for Faculty of the University of Buenos Aires. She has worked for the Archive of La Paz, the National Museum of Art and taught different courses at San Andrés University and El Alto city public University; she is also teaching at an International Baccalaureate program at the Saint Andrew´s School in La Paz.