Paul Brach Lecture Series

Fall 2019

Ceci Moss

Ceci Moss is a curator, writer and educator based in Los Angeles, USA. She is the founder of Gas, a mobile, autonomous, experimental and networked platform for contemporary art located in a truck gallery and online. 

 

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David Alekhuogie

David Alekhuogie (b. 1986, Los Angeles, CA) attended the University of California at Berkeley where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minored in ethnomusicology before his transition to art-making.

 

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Sam Falls

Sam Falls works intimately with the core precepts of photography – namely time, representation and exposure – to create works that both bridge the gap between various artistic mediums and the divide between the artist, object and viewer.

 

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Rafa Esparza

Rafa Esparza is a multidisciplinary artist who was born, raised, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Woven into Esparza’s bodies of work are his interests in history, personal narratives, and kinship.

 

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Meghann Riepenhoff

Born in Atlanta, GA, Meghann Riepenhoff is an artist based in Bainbridge Island, WA and San Francisco, CA. She received a BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute.

 

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Gala Porras-Kim

Gala Porras-Kim's work questions how knowledge is acquired and tests the potential of the art object to function as an epistemological tool outside of its traditional historical context.

 

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Anne Ellegood

Anne Ellegood was recently appointed the Executive Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA). She was the Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles from 2009-2019. 

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Farah Al Qasimi

Working primarily with photography, video and performance, Farah Al Qasimi examines postcolonial structures of power, gender and taste in the Gulf Arab states. 

 

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Meriem Bennani

Mixing the languages of reality TV, advertising, documentaries, phone footage and high-end commercial aesthetics, Meriem Bennani explores the potential of storytelling through magical realism and humor.

 

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Lauren Mackler

Lauren Mackler is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles. In 2010, she founded Public Fiction, a forum for staging exhibitions, performances and programs by contemporary artists and writers, as well as a journal with the same mission in print.

 

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Ishi Glinsky

Ishi Glinsky is a sculptor, painter and installation artist, who works and resides in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Tucson, AZ, Glinsky's work is often formed through handmade methods and inspired by materials, both industrial and organic.

 

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Anne Boyer

Anne Boyer is a Kansas City-based poet and essayist, and a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. Her works include The Romance of Happy Workers (Coffee House Press, 2006), My Common Heart (Spooky Girlfriend Press, 2011), and the 2016 CLMP Firecracker award-winning Garments Against Women (US: Ahsahta Press, 2015; UK: Mute Books, 2016), which Maureen McLane described in the New York Times as “a sad, beautiful, passionate book that registers the political economy of literature and of life itself.”

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Spring 2020