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PSU MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series welcomes Guadalupe Maravilla
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 7:00pm to Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 8:30pm
PSU MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series welcomes Guadalupe Maravilla

Join us for a lecture by Guadalupe Maravilla. Maravilla is an artist that creates fictionalized performances, videos, sculptures and drawings that incorporate his pre-colonial Central American ancestry, personal mythology, and autobiography. Through multidisciplinary studio practice, Maravilla traces the history of his own displacement, interrogates the parallels between pre-Columbian cultures and our border politics. This lecture is part of the ongoing PSU MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 -7 pm

Shattuck Hall Annex
1914 SW Park Avenue (entrance near Broadway)
Portland OR 97201

FREE and open to the public

About the artist
Guadalupe Maravilla has performed and presented work extensively in venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Queens Museum, Bronx Museum, El Museo Del Barrio, MARTE (El Salvador), Central America Biennial X (Costa Rica), XI Nicaragua Biennial, Performa 11 & 13, Fuse-Box Festival, Exit Art, Smack Mellon, Rubin Foundation, The Drawing Center and the ICA/VCU in Richmond, Virginia. Maravilla has upcoming projects at the 2020 Guatemala Biennial, Site Santa Fe, Phoenix Art Museum, São Paulo Museum of Art (Brazil) and a performance at Knockdown Center in New York.

Awards and fellowships include; Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship 2019, Soros Fellowship: Art Migration and Public Space 2019, Map fund 2019, Creative Capital Grant 2016, Franklin Furnace 2018, Joan Mitchell Emerging Artist Grant 2016, Art Matters Grant 2013, Art Matters Fellowship 2017, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship 2018, Dedalus Foundation Grant 2013 and The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Award 2003. Residencies include; LMCC Workspace, SOMA, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Drawing Center Open Sessions.

Maravilla has been featured in the NY Times, Brooklyn Rail, the Guardian, Art Forum and many other publications. Maravilla’s work has been collected privately and by museums such as MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami.

This talk is made possible through the James DePreist Fellowship fund provided by the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.