Monday, June 2, 5pm
Members Only Event:
Artist Talk with Jessica Angel
Hosted by the University of New Mexico at ARTS Lab
516 ARTS' Members were invited to this special presentation by Colombia and New York-based guest artist Jessica Angel at ARTS Lab at the University of New Mexico. At the time of the presentation, Jessica was working in residence with a small team of assistants at 516 ARTS to install her project Hemispherical Immersions, a multi-media installation on a grand scale in the front gallery for Digital Latin America.
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Jessica Angel is a visual artist living and working between Bogota and New York. Her recent and upcoming projects aim to foster cross-disciplinary initiatives. She was invited to represent Colombia as an artist in residence at the 2014 Vancouver Biennale, where she will develop a project enabling forms of collaboration among sciences, philosophy, music, art and new media. In 2013 she organized Pintura Abierta, a collaborative project that prompted the circulation of ideas about painting. In an attempt to consider this language through its practice, the creation andreflection laboratory gathered different proposals by Colombian painters by means of on-site paintings. The project took place in the Parqueadero space of the Museo del Banco de la República.
While living in New York City Jessica has been awarded the Teaching-Artist Residency at the Cooper Union, the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship (2012), City Walls with the Brooklyn Arts Council (2010) and the BOFFO Artist in Residence (2009). She has exhibited solo at Juan Salas Gallery (2012), The Museum of Modern Art of Bucaramanga (2008), at the Salamanca University Cultural Center in Bogotá (2008), at The Project Room of Los Andes University in Bogota and at Casas Riegner Gallery (2006 and 2009). Her work has been exhibited both locally and abroad in cities like Bogota, New York, Miami, Washington, Rosario, La Paz and Mexico. In 2007 she received an honorable mention at the 4th International Biennial SIART, Bolivia and at the 1st Drawing Biennial of the Americas, Mexico (2006).
This event was made possible by UNM College of Fine Arts.
Image: Jessica Angel, Scale model for Hemispherical Immersions, 2014