Friday, 07 March, 2014
The UT School of Art is pleased to announce that Pablo Helguera, Director of Adult and Academic Programs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York will present:
Friday March 7: 1:00-2:00pm, lecture "Contemporary Art in Latin America," Hodges Library Auditorium
Born in Mexico City in 1971, Pablo Helguera is an internationally recognized artist and curator. He has shown his work in various biennials such as the 8th Havana Biennial, San Juan's Poly-graphic Triennial and PERFORMA 05, New York's first performance art biennial. He has exhibited at the Museo del Barrio in New York, an institution that holds some of his primary works in its permanent collection. He also has also exhibited at the Shedhalle in Zurich, PS1 in New York, MCA Chicago, IFA Bonn, Metropolitan Museum in Tokio, MALBA in Buenos Aires, Ex-Teresa in Mexico City, Sculpture Center, Bronx Museum, and others, as well as in Zagreb, Berlin, Athens, Ljubljana, S„o Paulo, BogotŠ, Chicago, and others. His work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, and Flash Art, among others.
Helguera has organized nearly 500 public programs. He has been the co director of the international forum of contemporary art experts in ARCO, Madrid (2003-05), and was director of the 5th SITAC in Mexico City in 2005 (Symposium of Contemporary Art Theory). He has also been juror of the biennials of Guatemala, Costa Rica, and the national contemporary art competition of San Juan. He is the author of four books Endingness (2005), Las Brujas de TepoztlŠn (2007), The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style (Spanish edition, 2005; English edition 2007), and the novel The Boy Inside the Letter (2007). His website is: http://pablohelguera.net.
Helguera's visit is sponsored by the UT School of Art and Ready for the World.