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Chile 9/11 Series | Ariel Florencia Richards: Copello Interruptus

Ariel Florencia Richards, Chilean writer

November 6, 2023 · 6:30 pm8:00 pm · 3rd Floor Atrium, Aaron Burr

Program in Latin American Studies; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Humanities Council

Ariel Florencia Richards is a writer and researcher of the visual arts. With the support of a Bicentennial Fellowship, she completed a master’s degree in creative writing at New York University (NYU), where she published her first poems in fanzines and pamphlets presented at the MoMA’s PS1 New York Art Book Fair (NYABF) and at the Museo MAC’s IMPRESIONANTE. Her notebooks are included in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library and have been featured on the Moleskine website for their calligraphic work. In 2017, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of José Donoso’s El lugar sin límites [Hell Has No Limits] (1966), she exhibited a calligraphic reading diary entitled Otro lugar sin límites [Another Place with No Limits] at The NAC Gallery. She has worked as a cultural editor in different print media and contributes to the contemporary art website Artishock. She is the author of the novels Las olas son las mismas [The Waves are the Same] (2016, reprinted in Chile, Spain, and Argentina in 2021 under her name after her transition) and Inacabada [Unfinished] (Alfaguara, 2023). She is also an active member of the Memory Studies Association (MSA) and an associate researcher for Ficciones de Archivo [Archival Fictions], based at the Literature Department of the Pontificia Universidad de Chile. This year she received a fellowship from the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal to spend three months working in the archive of Gordon Matta-Clark, and she is a contributor to Il Posto center for documentation and archive. She teaches writing and architecture at the Universidad de las Américas (UDLA) and is currently completing a doctorate in art at the Pontificia Universidad de Chile on the relationships between performance, space, and archive.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be conducted in Spanish.


  • Humanities Council
  • Program in Latin American Studies
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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