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Visiting Artist Lecture Series Fall 2010

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September 8 kicks off another season of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, sponsored by AMT. Here’s the full schedule of this fall’s visitors:

Wednesdays at 6:15pm in Kellen Auditorium*
66 Fifth Ave., Lobby

***This lecture will take place at NOON in KELLEN GALLERY, all others will be at 6:15pm in KELLEN AUDITORIUM
Enrique Chagoya was born and raised in Mexico City. He received a BFA in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, and his MA and MFA from UC Berkeley. He is currently a Professor at Stanford University. His work can be found in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Metropolitan Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Des Moines Art Center in Iowa; and the LA County Museum of Art in Los Angeles. Drawing from his experiences living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the late 70’s, and also in Europe in the late 90’s, Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols in order to address the ongoing cultural clash between the United States, Latin America and the world as well. He uses familiar pop icons to create deceptively friendly points of entry for the discussion of complex issues. Through these seemingly harmless characters Chagoya examines the recurring subject of colonialism and oppression that continues to riddle contemporary American foreign policy. Recently his work has been addressing issues on immigration and the economic recession.

Paul Ryan’s
video art has shown in Japan, Turkey, Israel, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Denmark, Ecuador and throughout the United States, including The Primitivism Show in The Museum of Modern Art, and The American Century Show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. His Environmental Television Channel design was presented at a United Nations Conference. His program for a Hall of Risk in Lower Manhattan was presented at the Venice Biennial. Radical Software published his seminal writings on video. NASA published his Earthscore Notational System. An Associate Professor at the New School, Mr. Ryan authored Cybernetics of the Sacred, Video Mind, Earth Mind and The Three Person Solution. The Smithsonian Institution is archiving his papers and tapes. dOCUMENTA 13 will present his work in 2012.

Alejandro Cesarco was born in Uruguay and lives in New York. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Latin America and Europe. His most recent solo exhibitions include Alejandro Cesarco, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas (2010), Present Memory, Tate Modern, Level 2 Gallery Series, London, Two Films, Murray Guy, New York (2009), Three Works, Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2009), Now & Then, Charles H Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2009), Once Within A Room, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA (2008), Retrospective, in collaboration with John Baldessari, Murray Guy, New York (2007); Some Recent Examples, Murray Guy, New York (2006); and Marguerite Duras’ India Song, Art in General, New York (2006). These exhibitions addressed, through different formats and strategies, his recurrent interests in repetition, narrative, and the practices of reading and translating. He has curated exhibitions in the U.S., Uruguay, Argentina and most recently a project for the 6th Mercosur Biennial (2007), Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is director of Art Resources Transfer where he initiated and edits Between Artists, an ongoing series of conversation-based books.

Nao Bustamante is an internationally acclaimed artist, whose work encompasses performance art, video installation, sculpture, filmmaking, and writing. The New York Times says, “She has a knack for using her body.” Bustamante has exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the New York Museum of Modern Art, Sundance 2008, 2010, and the Getty Center, as well as numerous international theater and performance festivals. In 2001 she received the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship, and in 2007 was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, as well as a Lambent Fellow. She is associate professor of New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

David Reinfurt is an independent graphic designer, writer and editor. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993 and received an MFA from Yale University in 1999. In 2000, David formed O-R-G inc., a graphic design practice composed of a constantly shifting network of collaborators. Together with graphic designer Stuart Bailey, David established Dexter Sinister in 2006 — a workshop in a basement on the Lower East Side. The workshop is intended to model a Just-In-Time economy of print production, avoiding waste by working on-demand, utilizing local cheap machinery, considering alternate distribution strategies, and collapsing distinctions of editing, design, production and distribution. Dexter Sinister publishes the semi-annual arts magazine Dot Dot Dot. David currently teaches at Princeton University and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

A. P. was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received an MA in Architecture and Urbanism from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Now under the name of Judi Werthein lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Judi Werthein is an artist that works across a range of media. She addresses strategies of subordination. Conflating the dominant form with that which it subordinates, her work destabilizes the authority that is often taken as a given. Interpreting identities as flexible, plastic and untraslatable. Werthein conveys the experience of the outsider through the language of mass culture, re-conceiving western conventions from an unfamiliar perspective. In a recent interview she talked about her life motto: “Lets live together but alone” and asked me to tell you that she loves you. Comprenez? Her work has been shown at the Tate Modern, De Appel, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and The Bronx Museum for the Arts. Manifesta 7, InSite_05, and the 7th Bienal de La Habana.

Sharon Hayes’ work moves between multiple mediums–video, performance, installation–in an ongoing investigation into the interrelation between history, politics and speech. She employs conceptual and methodological approaches borrowed from practices such as performance, theater, dance, anthropology and journalism. Her work has been shown at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim Museum, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, and the Tate Modern in London, Museum Moderner Kunst and the Generali Foundation in Vienna, the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. Hayes’ work was shown in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and in Greater New York at PS 1/MoMA. Her collaborative piece, 9 Scripts from a Nation at War, made in collaboration with Andrea Geyer, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander and David Thorne was shown in Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany and subsequently at the Tate Modern in London and REDCAT in Los Angeles. Hayes is an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union.

Steve Lambert
made international news just after the 2008 US election with the The New York Times “Special Edition,” a replica of the grey lady announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the founder of the Anti-Advertising Agency, lead developer of Add-Art and has collaborated with numerous artists including the Yes Men. Steve’s projects and art works have won awards from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum, the Creative Work Fund, the California Arts Council, and others. Lambert has appeared live on NPR, the BBC, and CNN, and been reported on in multiple outlets including Associated Press, the New York Times, the Guardian, Harper’s, The Believer, Good, Dwell, ARTnews, Punk Planet, and Newsweek. He is a Senior Fellow at the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York. Steve studied sociology and film before receiving a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2000 and a MFA at UC Davis in 2006. He dropped out of high school in 1993.

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
was born in 1959 in Cuba. Her work is an open-ended and continually evolving investigation of history and memory, and their roles in the formation of identity. In 2007, a survey of the artist’s work opened at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Campos-Pon’s work has been exhibited in Japan, Norway, France, Italy and Cuba, in several major group exhibitions including: Afro Modern 2009 Tate Liverpool, Unpacking Europe at the Museum Boijmans van Beunigen in Rotterdam (2002) and Authentic/Ex-centric: Africa in and Out of Africa, part of the 49th Venice Biennale (2001). Campos-Pons has been the subject of numerous reviews and artist publications. Campos-Pons’ work is also included in several public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Ludwig Forum for International Art in Germany, the Center for the Development of Visual Arts in Havana, Cuba, and The Victoria and Albert Museum London UK.

Nicole Eisenman
was born in 1965 in Verdun, France, received her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives and works in New York. She has recently had a solo exhibition at the Tang Institute, Skidmore College, NY. She has also had solo shows at the Kunsthalle the Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland, Barbara Weiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany, and Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, in Mexico City, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, The Centraal Museum Utrecht, Holland and the San Francisco Art Institute. In 2011 she will have a solo show of new works at Suzanne Vielmetter in LA.

Patty Chang’s
performative works explore gender, sexuality, language and empathy. Working predominantly in video, Chang challenge viewers’ perceptions of what they see, frequently creating visual sleights of hand that highlight fantastical representations of “Asia”. More recently she has taken more of an off-screen role, shooting Shangri-La, a 2005 video documenting various attempts to recreate its eponymous subject, in the real life Shangri-La, a town in China’s Yunnan province renamed in 2002 to attract tourism. Continuing in this vein, her most recent exhibition The Product Love-Die Ware Liebe, explores the real life meeting and interview between Chinese American actress Anna May Wong and German critical theorist Walter Benjamin as the premise for a pornographic film. Her work has been exhibited internationally. In 2008 she was nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize and in 2009 was named the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow of Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin.

Charline von Heyl was born in 1960 in Germany and studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf has been living and working in New York since 1994. Her work has been exhibited both in the United States and abroad, including solo exhibitions at westlondonprojects, London; Le Consortium, Dijon; Dallas Museum of Art and Vienna Secession. Forthcoming exhibitions include a survey of her work ICA Philadelphia in September 2011, and a solo exhibition at Worcester Art Museum in October 2010. Von Heyl’s work are in the collections of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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