Javier Téllez

October 30, 2019 7PM

Theresa Lang Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th Street, Room I-202, New York NY

Javier Téllez is a New York-based artist originally from Venezuela. His film installations reflect a sustained interest in bringing peripheral communities and invisible situations to the fore of contemporary art, addressing institutional dynamics, disabilities and mental illness as marginalizing conditions. Téllez has exhibited his work at the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale, the Sydney Biennial, Documenta, MoMA PS1, the ICA/Boston, Kunsthaus Zurich, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, among many others. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1999, and in 2016 the Global Mental Health Award for Innovation in the Arts from Columbia University, New York.