Marco Antonio Flores is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University. He specializes in modern and contemporary art from the United States and Latin America. Flores is interested in feminist and queer theory, the archive as experience, and the metamorphoses from human to non-human forms (such as stones, trees, etc.). He also studies the presence of art as poetic materiality. In addition to being a CCSRE Fellow, he is a recipient of the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. In 2019, he curated staring at the sun, a solo exhibition featuring Rafa Esparza at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. He is currently working on an exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art on Beatriz Cortez. His curatorial and research projects have been supported by grants from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Bill Lane Center for the American West.