The Visual Arts Department Media Theater – Room SME 148 – November 19th and the 20th from 5-7pm (2015)
November 19th: Video Art
November 20th: Panel on the Queer Geographies project
Abril Castro (B. Tijuana, Mexico)
Abril Castro is a writer, curator and educator who lives and works in Mexico City, Tijuana, and Ciudad Juarez. It is part of the Interdisciplinary Line, independent project that combines the visual arts and literature. In 2006 she was part of Frontier Laboratory Authors / Writing Lab on the Border. Castro is interested in transdisciplinary creation and new media. From 2001 to 2009 has served as manager of exhibitions Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) / The Cube where she worked in coordinating and curating many exhibitions including Farsites / distant sites (inSite). In 2007 she started the curatorial project Ephemeral art on walls, walls intervention program where emerging artists participate California and Baja California. From 2009 to 2013 was director of exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM in Mexico City. Currently is curator of the independent space 206 Contemporary Art, located in Tijuana.
Lasse Lau (b. Denmark)
Lasse Lau is a visual artist and filmmaker is based in New York and Copenhagen. He studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and Funen Academy of Fine Art. He has exhibited in a wide range of museums and galleries including Hamburger Bahnhof and Wolfsburg Kunstverein in Germany, Aarhus Art Museum and Brandts Klaedefabrik in Denmark, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Croatia, The Turin Biennial of Contemporary Art in Italy, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Smack Mellon Gallery and PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York.
Sayak Valencia (b.Tijuana)
Sayak Valencia is a transfeminist , philosopher, writer and performance artist. She is a Research Professor in Cultural Studies Department of the College of the Northern Border (COLEF), Tijuana. And a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI).
Felipe Zuñiga-Gonzalez (b. Mexico city)
Felipe Zuñiga-Gonzalez is a visual artist, performance artist, curator and educator and Visual Arts MFA (UCSD). His performances, installations, videos and collective projects have been shown in Mexico and internationally, including at Museum on Latin American Art Long Beach CA (2012), Encuentro de Medellin (MDE11), Colombia, Calit2 : California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Gallery, San Diego, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF);Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland; El Centro Cultural Espanol (CCE), Miami, Florida; the Consulate General of Mexico, Los Angeles, California; and Casa del Lago, Mexico City, among others. His work is part of the permanent collection of MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo) in Mexico.
Panel Moderator: Patricia Zambrano (Visual Arts Department, MFA Candidate).