Department of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series
Artist: Alejandro Almanza Pereda
Date: Thursday, February 18
Location: Health and Social Science Auditorium Room 101
Sponsor: Department of Art, UAG, Lilian Steinman Fund
About the Artist:
Alejandro Almanza Pereda is a current resident artist at Border Art Residency program in Anthony, NM. He earned a BFA from University of Texas at El Paso in 2005, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004, and is an MFA candidate at Hunter College of The City University of New York in 2015. His installations are constructed from an assembly of mundane objects and materials. These are held together by specific, often tenuous, physical constructs, such as fragility and gravity to represent risk of possible danger. He has been a resident at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, while his awards and honors include grants from the Harpo Foundation, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, and the National Fund for the Arts and Culture (FONCA) Programa Jovenes Creadores Mexico City (2005, 2007). His work has been exhibited many places includes: Caminar la línea, Max Estrella, Madrid; Bienal de Curitiba, Brazil; Dublin Contemporary, Ireland; Fundación Magnolia, London; Magnan Metz Gallery, New York; Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; 20 Años del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City; and Hecho en Casa, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico.