Lassla Esquivel is a UK-based art historian and curator specialising in contemporary art and the art market, with a focus on emerging markets. She holds an MA in History and Business of the Contemporary Art Market from Warwick University and IESA arts and culture with an awarded merit-based scholarship FONCA-CONACYT.
In 2016 she founded Periferia Projects, a curatorial platform which aims to link emerging markets in Latin America with the UK and Europe in order to promote collaborations between galleries, artists and institutions. She has curated exhibitions in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the UK. She has taught in different institutions postgraduate programmes such as Arts and Cultural Management at IESA arts and culture in Paris, and she is currently a lecturer in Art Business at the MSc programme Art, Law and Business at Christie’s Education in London.
Her research interests currently are focused in emerging markets, private museums and its relation to the art market. Her latest research has been published by Routledge on the anthology: Art Museums of Latin America Structuring Representation.