Art in Tension: Artists & Scholars in Conversation II

Apr 7, 2021, 5:00 pm6:30 pm



Event Description

Dora Longo Bahía, Visual Artist, Brazil
Cecilia Fajardo Hill, Art Historian and Curator

Gabriela Nouzeilles, PLAS, Princeton University

Dora Longo Bahía, is a multimedia artist and a professor at the School of Communication and Arts at the University of São Paulo - ECA / USP. As of 1984, she has worked with painting, photography, video, sound, set design, illustration and performance art. She has also played bass guitar with several post-punk / noise music bands. In 2016 she completed her postdoctoral studies at the Faculty of Philosophy Letters and Human Sciences at the University of São Paulo – FFLCH/USP that resulted in her first long feature film, The Dora Case. Since the 1980’s, her work appeared in several exhibitions and festivals, amongst them: 2018, 9th Busan Biennale: Divided We Stand; 2017, 35o Panorama da Arte Brasileira – Brasil por multiplicidade; 2012, Eloge du Vertige, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France; 2011, The Spiral and the Square, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; 2009, IX Biennial of Monterrey, Mexico; 2008, 28th International Biennial of São Paulo.

Cecilia Fajardo-Hill (Ph.D., University of Essex). Fajardo-Hill is an independent British/Venezuelan art historian and curator in modern and contemporary art, focusing on Latin American and Latinx art, based between New York and Southern California. She was the chief curator and Vice-President of Curatorial Affairs at the Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA in Long Beach, California; the director and chief curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (CIFO) and the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami, USA; and the general director of Sala Mendoza, an alternative space for contemporary art in Caracas, Venezuela. Fajardo-Hill has published and curated extensively on contemporary Latin American and international artists. She co-curated with Andrea Giunta the exhibition The Political Body: Radical Women in Latin American Art 1960-1985, a survey of radical artistic practices by women artists in Latin America for the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles that opened in 2017 under the umbrella of the Getty initiative PST LA/LA. Presently she is co-curator of Xican-a.o.x. Body, a touring exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts, 2022.

A series co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will be in English.