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Art in Tension: Artists & Scholars in Conversation III

Blanca Haddad, Multidisciplinary Artist; Alexander Apóstol, Multimedia Conceptual Artist; Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Harvard University/Independent Curator

Wed, 4/6 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Zoom

Program in Latin American Studies

MEET VENEZUELAN ARTISTS
Blanca Haddad (Caracas, 1972) artista multidisciplinaria residenciada en Barcelona. Su obra abarca pintura, poesía y videoarte, en ellas mezcla contenido autobiográfico con testimonios de carácter social. Es Licenciada en Artes Plásticas del Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón (IUESAPAR) en Caracas (1996) tiene una Maestría en Arte Terapia de la Universidad de Barcelona (2008) y un Master de Ciencias en Desarrollo Social y Salud Internacional de la Queen Margaret University en Edinburgh (2010).

Sus exposiciones individuales recientes incluyen Colección de Cartones, Nau Bostik, Barcelona (2018); Me volví mala, Nau Bostik, Barcelona (2016); sus exposiciones colectivas recientes incluyen Viatje a Mart, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB) (2021); De una habitación Propia a la Intemperie. Xaro castillo & Blanca Haddad, TPK, Barcelona (2017).

Fue merecedora del Premio Santander a la Excelencia Académica para cursar estudios de Desarrollo Social y Salud Internacional en Queen Margaret University, Edimburgo. Además de su obra, ha trabajado con poblaciones migrantes y refugiados como arte terapeuta. Ha publicado libros de poesía, es directora de la compañía de escena experimental NES, forma parte de la banda punk venezolana LXS RONFIR y ha colaborado como articulista y poeta para diferentes revistas y periódicos como The New York Times y el Papel Literario de El Nacional en Caracas. Ha participado en Bienales y festivales internacionales como, La Bienal de Cuenca en Ecuador (2001), Kosmópolis y el Festival Internacional de Poesía de Barcelona. Vive y trabaja entre Barcelona y Caracas.

Alexander Apóstol (Barquisimeto, 1969). Venezuelan multimedia conceptual artist. His work engages with a politically charged history of Latin America through the lenses of urban planning, culture, architecture, and gender and sexuality. Comprised of photography, film, installation, and text, his work is part of important public and private collections, including the Tate Modern, London; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation CIFO, Miami; Museo Banco de la República, Bogotá; and Fundación ARCO, Madrid.

MEET GUEST SCHOLAR
Cecilia Fajardo-Hill is an independent British/Venezuelan art historian and curator in modern and contemporary art, focusing on Latin American and Latinx art. Fajardo-Hill has a PhD in Art History from the University of Essex, England and an MA and a Postgraduate Diploma in 20th Century Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England. Fajardo-Hill was the Chief Curator and Vice-President of Curatorial Affairs at the Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA, Long Beach, California; the Director and Chief curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (CIFO), Miami, USA; and the general director of Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela. She co-curated the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-1985, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2017, and presently is co-curator of Xican-a.o.x. Body, a touring exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts, 2022. She is editor of the upcoming book Remains Tomorrow: Themes in Contemporary Latin American Abstraction, on post 90s abstraction in Latin America, and co-editor of a book on 20th and 21th century art Guatemalan art, an initiative of Arte GT 20/21, Guatemala. She is the recipient of the 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Currently, she is a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Moderator: Javier Guerrero, PLAS Acting Director, Princeton University

This free virtual event is open to the public and will be held in Spanish.

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