Multimedia — Jan 20, 2011

MFA Lecture: Alejandro Cesarco


Uruguay-born artist Alejandro Cesarco presents an MFA Visual Studies lecture.

Uruguay-born Alejandro Cesarco gives an MFA Visual Studies lecture as part of the 2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Cesarco’s work utilizes the processes and strategies of conceptual art in a self-conscious exploration of narrative, influence, translation and reception. Drawing from art history, popular culture and literature, his comprehensive practice encompasses various media with language and text taking center stage. Index, for example, is a series of C-prints depicting index pages from a hypothetical book with entries and corresponding page numbers referring to a range of cultural figures including Lucy Lippard, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Frank Zappa. In 2006, John Baldessari chose to work with Cesarco as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative Award.

Alejandro Cesarco was born in 1975 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Latin America and Europe. His most recent solo exhibitions include “Alejandro Cesarco,” ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas (2010), “Present Memory,” Tate Modern, Level 2 Gallery Series, London, (2010),“Two Films,” Murray Guy, New York (2009), “Three Works,” Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2009). He has curated exhibitions in the U.S., Uruguay, Argentina and a project for the 6th Mercosur Biennial (2007), Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is director of Art Resources Transfer where among other things he initiated and edits Between Artists, an ongoing series of conversation-based books. He lives and works in New York.

Introduction by Arnold Kemp, Chair, MFA in Visual Studies. Swigert Commons, Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Presenting sponsor: ZGF Architects LLP. Supported by PNCA+FIVE (Ford Institute for Visual Education).

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