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Artist Discussion with Regina José Galindo
September 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree and open to the public
Please join us for a discussion with artist Regina José Galindo, curator Lia Newman and art historian Kristine Stiles, as moderated by artist Pedro Lasch. Guatemala-based artist Regina José Galindo’s work is featured in The Van Every/Smith Galleries’ current exhibition, Bearing Witness. An internationally acclaimed visual artist specializing in performance art, Galindo is known for pushing her body to the limit to create powerful public works that challenge the inequalities and atrocities that have become commonplace across the globe. The Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College will premier a solo exhibition of Galindo’s work – never before exhibited in North Carolina. The exhibition comprises documentation of more than 20 performance art works spanning 15 years, including a commissioned performance specifically for Davidson College. This event is co-sponsored by 21c Museum Hotel, Davidson College Art Galleries, and the Visiting Artist Series of the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. Artist lecture begins at 7pm. Event is free and open to the public.
About Regina José Galindo
Regina José Galindo was born in 1974 in Guatemala City, Guatemala where she currently lives and works. Her work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including Estoy Viva at Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; the 49th, 51st, 53rd, and 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; the Moscow Bienniale; the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, San José, Costa Rica; the Canary Islands Biennial, Canary Islands, Spain; the Festival of Corporeal Art, Caracas, Venezuela; the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, U.S.; and at the Tate Modern, London, U.K. Galindo is the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors, including the Golden Lion for the best artist under 35 years old from the 51st Venice Biennale (2005), the Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands (2011), and the Grand Prize at the 29th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2011).
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