A Latin American Studies Centre was founded at the University of Essex in 1968 which has since then been a leading centre in the UK.
Recently renamed the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, it includes among its resources the Albert Sloman Library's collection of Latin American material (recognised as a national resource) as well as the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA) – the largest such collection in public hands in Europe.
Between the 25 February - 25 March 2022, the 'Art of Dispersion' exhibition curated by Dr Sarah Demelo and Diego Chocano was held at the Art Exchange. The exhibition showcases influential Xerography artists León Ferrari and Hudinilson Jr, to explore their appropriation of commercial printing techniques as a means for institutional critique and political emancipation.
Watch the video below, or find out more information about the exhibition.