Ana Varas Ibarra is a PhD candidate in Art History and Theory at the University of Essex, UK. Her research focuses on tracking artistic responses to ecological, social, and economic sustainability, as well as social responses to artistic movements that go beyond turning art into a commodity. She is co-editor of re·bus the postgraduate Art History and Theory peer-review journal of the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex. She completed her MA in History and Philosophy of Art at University of Kent, UK (2014) and my BA in Art History at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico (2012). Her work has been supported by grants from Fomento Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, FONCA-CONACYT, Gilchrist Grant and the Andrew Carnwath Prize.