Friday, April 3rd, 7 pm
Closing event for the exhibition LANDSCAPE OF BELIEF by Monika Bravo.
Carla Stellweg is a Latin-Americanist who has worked as a museum and non-profit director, writer and editor, curator and professor. Ms. Stellweg is considered a pioneer promoter and facilitator in the Latin American international contemporary art field. She was and continues to be instrumental in introducing many young and mid-career artists from Latin America, Latino-U.S., Cuba and the Caribbean producing conceptual, socially-engaged art in both new and traditional media, either working in NY or from around the world. She was the founder and editor of the first bilingual quarterly avant-garde Contemporary Art Journal in Mexico, Artes Visuales. Ever since her move to New York in 1982, Stellweg established herself as a prime point of contact for all related to Latin American art. She is currently a professor in the Department of Visual Critical Studies and Art History at the School of Visual Arts, NY and she also acts as occasional visiting professor for the Estudios de Posgrado of the UNAM (Nat’l Autonomous University Mexico City - Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas & Facultad de Filosofía y Letras) as well as a lecturer at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Monika Bravo is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Bogotá, Colombia. In 1994, she relocated to New York to pursue a career in the Arts. Invited to participate in the 56th Venice Biennale, she will be representing the Vatican City-State, at the Pavilion of the Holy See. In 2015, she will be showing “URUMU” at the Centro Conde Duque in Madrid, Spain. Her work has been shown at Sternesen Museum, Oslo; Museo de Arte, Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia; Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul; Seoul International Biennial of New Media Art; SITE Santa Fe; Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Caja CAB de Burgos, Spain; El Museo del Barrio and New Museum in New York. Her videos have been screened at the MOMA, Anthology Film Archives, Brooklyn Museum, New Museum, the Kitchen, Museo di Arte Contemporaneo di Roma, the New York Video Festival at the Lincoln Center and the Americas Society, LA MOCA, Tate Britain, and Museo Reina Sofia.