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Pilar Forrest

Pilar Forrest is a History of Art MA student at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her main research interest looks at the relationship between 20th and 21st century British and American material culture and contemporary practices as they are influenced by the visual traditions in marginalized communities. She earned a BA (Hons) in History of Art from Yale University.

Pilar worked at the Yale Center for British Art as a research student from 2019 to 2021 and a curatorial assistant from 2021 to 2022. In addition to her experiences at the Center, Pilar has interned with the Brooklyn Museum (Decorative Arts), Sotheby’s (European Furniture), and the Archives of American Art (Institutional Archives). Additionally, she has helped conduct research on the exhibitions Picasso Cut Papers for the Hammer Museum presenting in Fall 2022 and Crafting Freedom: Uncovering the Life and Legacy of Free Black Potter Thomas Commeraw for the New-York Historical Society presenting in Spring 2023.

Her broader interests include British and American post-war painting, street art, modern craft histories, postcolonial theory, and cross-cultural exchange.

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