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Anahí Luna is a Mexican researcher interested in indigenous arts and anthropology with a particular emphasis on Pacific cultures. In her work, she explores how indigenous art embodies a complex system of knowledge about the world. Her current research deals with visual archives and female tattooing in the Central Province, of Papua New Guinea.

She is also a specialist in the work of the Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957), on whom she is preparing a major exhibition for spring 2025.

For certifications of Covarrubias' work please write to 

Key Research Interests

º Anthropology of Art

º Tattooing

º Pacific Arts

º Material Culture

º Indigenous Knowledge

º Body Arts

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 6 Nov 2022

Master of Arts, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Award Date: 3 Mar 2016

Bachelor of Social Science, National Institute of Anthropology and History

Award Date: 23 Sep 2011

External positions

Project Curator, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

1 Nov 202228 Jul 2023


  • Visual arts
  • Anthropology