In the Loop

Visiting Artist Lecture with Adela Goldbard

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:15pm to 7:15pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Join the School of Art + Art History for Visiting Artist Lecture: Adela Goldbard on September 22, 2020.

    Adela Goldbard is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who believes in the potential of art to generate critical thinking and social transformation. Her work questions the politics of memory —who wants whom to remember what and why— by suspecting official narratives, archaeological preservation, state-sanctioned celebrations, and mass media. Her research-based practice examines how radical community performances, rituals and reenactments are means to contest and subvert physical, ideological and structural violence. She is especially interested in how destruction can become a ritual, a statement, a metaphor, a way of remembering and a form of disobedience.

    Goldbard holds an MFA as a Full Merit Fellow in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Language and Literature from the National University of Mexico (UNAM). She was granted the Joyce Award in 2019 and is the 2017 SAIC Awardee of the Edes Foundation Prize. From 2015 to 2018 she was a member of the National System of Artistic Creators of Mexico. Her work has been shown at Pomona College Museum of Art, Hyde Park Art Center, Camerawork, Gallery 400 at UIC, LAXART, Galería La Raza, Telfair Museums, Les Abattoirs, Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, Casa del Lago, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso and Centro de la Imagen, amongst others. Goldbard is the Assistant Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Originally from Mexico City, she lives and works in the United States and Mexico.

    Emilio Rojas will co-present with Adela Goldbard as a collaborator and special guest for this lecture:

    Emilio Rojas is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily with the body in performance, using video, photography, installation, public interventions, social practice and sculpture. He holds an MFA in Performance from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in Film from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada. As a queer latinx immigrant with indigenous heritage, it is essential to his practice to engage in the postcolonial ethical imperative to uncover, investigate, and make visible and audible undervalued or disparaged sites of knowledge, narratives, and individuals. He utilizes his body in a political and critical way, as an instrument to unearth removed traumas, embodied forms of decolonization, migration, and poetics of space. His research-based practice is heavily influenced by queer and feminist archives, border politics, botanical colonialism, and defaced monuments. His work has been exhibited in exhibitions and festivals in the US, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Austria, England, Greece, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, Colombia, and Australia, as well as institutions like The Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Ex-Teresa Arte Actual Museum and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, The Vancouver Art Gallery, The Surrey Art Gallery, The DePaul Art Museum, and The Botin Foundation. He is represented by Jose de la Fuente in Spain, and Gallleriapiu in Italy. Rojas is currently a Visiting Artist/Scholar in Residency in the Theater and Performance Department at Bard College in New York. Besides his artistic practice, he is also a translator, community activist, yoga teacher, and anti-oppression facilitator with queer, migrant and refugee youth.

  • Links
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    Streaming via the UF College of the Arts YouTube channel