Bianca Passalacqua-Thon

Biography

Bianca Passalacqua-Thon is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she completed her Bachelor’s in Art History with an emphasis on Modern Art at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus (2019). There Bianca focused her undergrad thesis on the German artist Hannah Höch, specifically her Ethnographic Museum photomontage series, which surveys various overlaps between colonial artifacts, the woman’s body, and Modern Art. Shortly after obtaining her BA, she was awarded the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving-Institutions Bridge Scholarship through which she was able to take several graduate courses at the University of Chicago (2020). During the course of her graduate studies, Bianca hopes to continue researching Berlin Dada from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes post-colonial and feminist theory, philosophy, Marxism, and literature.