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Celeste Olalquiaga

Celeste Olalquiaga is a cultural historian. She has published Megalopolis: Contemporary Cultural Sensibilities (1992) and The Artificial Kingdom: A Treasury of the Kitsch Experience (1998), which have been translated to several languages, and is the recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller awards. In 2013, Celeste founded PROYECTO HELICOIDE to make visible the extraordinary modern ruin of El Helicoide, in Caracas. The project has produced award-winning exhibitions and the forthcoming book Downward Spiral: El Helicoide’s Descent From Mall to Prison (co-edited with Lisa Blackmore).

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