Historian and curator, she has researched the long 19th century in Latin America. She is the editor of Los Incas, reyes del Perú (2005), Luis Montero. ‘The Funerals of Atahualpa’ (2011) and co-author of El primer siglo de la fotografía. Perú, 1842-1942 (2001), Tipos del Perú (2008), Sabogal (2013) and Chambi (2015), among other catalogs and publications. Her most recent exhibition, The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s, curated with Beverly Adams, was presented in Madrid, Lima, Mexico and Austin between 2019 and 2020. She has held fellowships from the Center for Advanced Studies in Visual Arts of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Getty Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Between 2018 and 2019 she held the Simón Bolívar Chair at the University of Cambridge. She has also been Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. Between 1995 and 2001 she was chief curator of the Lima Art Museum, an institution she directed between 2002 and 2018. During her management, she promoted infrastructure projects, expanded the range of collections and consolidated a broad program of exhibitions and publications. She currently directs the digital resource page “Historias. Arte y cultura del Perú”, developed for MALI, and is a member of the editorial committees of LASA-LARC and the Trama platform, a space for criticism and debate. Her most recent book, Inventing Indigenism: Francisco Laso's Image of Modern Peru, published by the University of Texas Press, will be published in Spanish by the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos.