Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Nora Khan

Nora N. Khan is a distinguished writer, curator, and professor based at the Rhode Island School of Design. With a focus on digital visual culture and software-driven art, she serves as an editor at Rhizome and is currently editing Prototype, associated with Google's Artist and Machine Intelligence Group. As a professor in Digital + Media, she imparts her expertise to graduate students across disciplines. In 2020, she curated the Shed's exhibition, Manual Override, featuring acclaimed artists. Khan's decade-long contributions to esteemed publications like Art in America and Mousse culminated in her book Seeing, Naming, Knowing, published by The Brooklyn Rail. She collaborates globally, with essays for prestigious institutions such as Serpentine Galleries, MAXXI, and the Venice Biennale. Khan's impactful writing has been recognized with grants and awards, reflecting her influence in the realms of art, technology, and critical discourse.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: A Conversation with Jeffrey Gibson, Jenelle Porter, and Sébastien Aubin

Join the CalArts Paul Brach Lecture series Thursday, Nov. 16th at 4:30 pm in F200 for a lecture with Jeffrey Gibson, Jenelle Porter, Sébastien Aubin.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Vishal Jugdeo

Vishal Jugdeo is an artist and filmmaker whose work fuses fiction and documentary to approach narrative in experimental ways. His films, video installations, and performances explore how nuances of power and intimacy are expressed between people, often illuminating how images mediate one's perception of oneself. Jugdeo is recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and has exhibited and screened widely including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, ICA Philadelphia, CCA Berlin, Kunstinsitut Melly (formerly Witte De With), Rotterdam, Cinema Akil, Dubai, MOCA and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Jugdeo received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007, and a BFA from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver in 2003. He is assistant professor and New Genres area head in the Department of Art at UCLA.

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Rosalind Harris Visiting Critic Series Presents: A Conversation between Hamza Walker and Carrie Mae Weems

The School of Art at CalArts is delighted to welcome our Fall 2023 Rosalind Harris Visiting Critic, Hamza Walker!

A Conversation between Hamza Walker and Carrie Mae Weems
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, 4:30, F200 and on Zoom

The School of Art is pleased to welcome Hamza Walker, Fall 2023 Rosalind Visiting Critic, who will host a conversation with the legendary Carrie Mae Weems (Art BFA 81).

All School of Art Rosalind Visiting Critics participate in an on-campus residency inclusive of public talks, pedagogical workshops, and studio visits with the CalArts community. These residencies are made possible by the support and generosity of the Eileen Harris Norton Foundation and Faculty Emeritus Charles Gaines.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jordie Oetken

Jordie Oetken is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her photographs use scale, lighting, and strategies of containment to maintain a continuous tension, asking the viewer to oscillate between their desire for calcification and the ambiguous narrative power of the image. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Oetken earned her MFA from UCLA, and has held residencies at MacDowell, Lighthouse Works, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent exhibitions include Storm Before the Calm at Praz-Delavallade, Hippocrene, a solo exhibition at No Moon LA, as well as In Tandem, a two-person exhibition at TSA LA with New York based artist, Zachary Fabri.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Hamza Walker

Hamza Walker is the Director of LAXART, an independent nonprofit art space in Los Angeles. From 1994–2016, he was the Director of Education and Associate Curator at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, a non-collecting museum devoted to contemporary art. 
Recently, Walker was a juror for the Venice Biennale's prestigious Golden Lion award. In February 2019, Walker curated the talks and programs at the first edition of Frieze Los Angeles. In 2018, he curated Sperm Cult and Sol LeWitt, Page Works 1967 - 2007, an exhibition of works LeWitt made specifically for reproduction in magazines, journals, and books.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Beatriz Cortez

Beatriz Cortez (b. 1970, San Salvador, El Salvador; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts and a PhD in literature and cultural studies from Arizona State University. Cortez’s work explores simultaneity, life in different temporalities and different versions of modernity, particularly in relation to memory and loss in the aftermath of war and the experience of migration, and in relation to imagining possible futures. She has had solo exhibitions at Storm King Art Center, New York (2023); Williams College Museum of Art (2023); Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2022); Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA (2022), among others. Cortez is the recipient of the Borderlands Fellowship at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics in New York (2022-2024); Atelier Calder artist residence in Saché, France (2022); California Studio Manetti Shrem artist residence at UC Davis (2022); Longenecker-Roth artist residence at UC San Diego (2021); Artadia Los Angeles Award (2020), the inaugural Frieze LIFEWTR Sculpture Prize (2019), the Emergency Grant from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts (2019), the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2018), the Artist Community Engagement Grant (2017), and the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2016), among others. She teaches in the Department of Central American and Transborder Studies at California State University, Northridge.

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Paul Brach Visiting Art Lecture Series: Bo Zheng

Zheng Bo is an ecoqueer artist of ethnic Bai heritage. Through drawing, dance, and film, they cultivate kinships with plants. These relations are aesthetic, erotic, and political. For them, art does not arise from human creativity, but more-than-human vibrancy.

Zheng Bo lives in a village on the south side of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Guided by Daoist wisdom, they grow weedy gardens, living slogans, biophilia films, and ecosocialist gatherings. These diverse projects, alive and entangled, constitute a garden where they collaborate with both human and nonhuman thinkers and activists. Their ecological art practice contributes to an emergent planetary indigeneity.

Zheng Bo studied with Douglas Crimp and received their PhD from the Graduate Program in Visual & Cultural Studies, University of Rochester. They taught at China Academy of Art from 2010 to 2013, and currently teaches at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

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Paul Brach Visiting Art Lecture Series: Teresa Baker

Teresa Baker (Mandan/Hidatsa, b. 1985 Watford City, North Dakota) currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Baker has had recent solo exhibitions at de boer, Los Angeles, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; Pied-à-terre, San Francisco; and Interface Gallery, Oakland. Group exhibitions include Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; di Rosa, Napa, CA; Marin MoCA, Novato,CA, and Anthony Meier, Mill Valley, CA. Baker is a 2022 Joan Mitchell Fellow, a 2022 Artist-in-Residence at FOGO Islands Arts in Newfoundland, and the recipient of the 2020 Native American Fellowship for Visual Artists at the Ucross Foundation. Baker was an artist-in-residence at MacDowell, and a Tournesol award artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. The artist's work was recently acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In 2023 Baker’s work will be included in Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the sixth iteration of the biennial exhibition.

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