A b o u t
The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) advances scholarship and public engagement with art from Latin America through its program of exhibitions, publications, lectures, and partnerships with universities and art institutions.
Ariel Aisiks founded ISLAA in 2011 to raise the international visibility of art from Latin America. The pursuit of this goal has led to ISLAA’s involvement in more than 470 lectures and conferences, 30 books, and 20 large-scale exhibitions.
In addition to these activities, ISLAA is home to the Jaime Davidovich Foundation, which honors the life, work, and inimitable spirit of artistic experimentation carried forth by the late artist.
Founder and President
Manager, Jaime Davidovich Foundation
Exhibition and Curatorial Manager
Director of Operations
Natacha Del Valle
Advisor, 270 Film Series
Editorial Program Manager
Blanca Serrano Ortiz de Solórzano
ISLAA will be closed for the holidays on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, and from Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30.
Face coverings are recommended but not required while on site. Although walk-ins are allowed, visitors are encouraged to book appointments in advance through ISLAA’s online scheduler. For questions about your visit, email [email protected].
Tue: 2–5 PM
Wed–Fri: 2–7 PM
50 E 78th St.
New York, NY 10075
At ISLAA we are working toward accessibility for all visitors. Please note that there are steps at the entrance to our ground-level space, and that our exhibition area features a split-level floor. Please contact us in advance of your visit if you have any accessibility questions or to arrange entry via ramp through the building lobby. We strive to accommodate our visitors however we can.
Access our archive
ISLAA's on-site reading room operates by appointment only. To make an inquiry, please email [email protected] with the subject line "Reading Room"; a brief (250-word max) summary of your research project, specifying proposed topics of focus during your time on-site; and proposed dates for your visit.
Please note that research appointments are limited and require one month's advance notice. Thank you for your patience.