Ernesto Ernesto Pujol

Part-time Assistant Professor

Ernesto Pujol is a site-specific performance artist and public choreographer with an established social practice. Pujol creates silent walking performances as ephemeral collective portraits that reactivate familiar landscapes and emblematic architecture that have become invisible, revealing their psychic underlay in the Jungian sense. He is interested in the unconscious, dreams and secrets, as vital fragments to understanding and healing history. His durational performances often serve as monuments to unresolved social issues, which can be mourned and/or reflected upon during their durational existence. Pujol trained in art and humanities, education, social work, psychology, media, and monasticism. He has performed with urban and rural communities worldwide. Pujol is the author of Sited Body, Public Visions: silence, stillness & walking as Performance Practice, as well as numerous published essays on art education reform. The artist resides in New York, where he serves as performance instructor, studio projects and thesis advisor to several graduate programs.

 

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