MA Art History
Originally from Brazil, Luiza Berthoud relocated to the Bay Area in 2014 to complete a BA in Art History at San Francisco State University. Her undergraduate thesis was selected for the de Young Museum’s Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium in 2016. After graduation, Berthoud was a fellow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Citizenship Cohort, which culminated in a presentation of her writings in the 2017 Public Square event. She has worked at the Pinacoteca Museum of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and at the Southern Exposure in San Francisco in the registrar and collection/archives departments, and also at Richmond Art Center, where she worked under curator and painter Jan Wurm. Her research focuses on contemporary art and the philosophy of contemporary art, particularly with the status of art in a time of the split spirit, alienation and relativism.