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Ruth Estévez LRVS MFA Lecture

Jul 24 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design


Graduate Lectures

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Ruth Estévez LRVS MFA Lecture

The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies welcomes Ruth Estévez. Ruth Estévez will be speaking about her artwork and research. This lecture is part of the Low- Residency MFA in Visual Studies Summer Intensive Wednesday night lecture series.

Ruth Estévez was born in Bilbao, Spain. Currently she lives between Mexico City and Los Angeles, USA. She is a curator, writer, and stage designer. Her curatorial approach is highly influenced by her interest in the historical relationship between theater and the visual arts. She was director and curator at REDCAT/CalArts in Los Angeles from 2012 to 2018. At REDCAT she has worked with artists including Javier Téllez, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Allora & Calzadilla, Pedro Barateiro, Quinn Latimer, Hector Zamora, Andres Jaque among many others, and curated group exhibitions and public programs as Agency (Assembly: Before and After the Split Second Recorded) related to issues of copyright protection in ephemeral practices; Hotel Theory (2015), (curated with Sohrab Mohebbi) focusing on the performance of theory in contemporary art; Chalk Circles (2017), (an exhibition co-curated with Jose Luis Blondet), analyzing acting methodologies in the 20th century based on mixed traditions of movement and gesture, as well as pedagogic models. Most recently she opened a project dedicated to the unexplored political theater plays of groundbreaking latin american artist León Ferrari.