Graduate Lecture Series: Christian Viveros-Fauné

October 28, 2021

The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA is thrilled to welcome Christian Viveros-Fauné to present a public talk, as part of The Ford Family Foundation Visual Arts Program’s Critical Conversations series, hosted by Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) at Willamette University.

Christian Viveros-Fauné (Santiago, Chile, 1965) has worked as a gallerist, art fair director, art critic, and curator since 1994. He was awarded the University of South Florida’s Kennedy Family Visiting Fellowship in 2018, a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Grant in 2009 and named Critic in Residence at the Bronx Museum in 2011. He co-founded The Brooklyn Rail in 1999, wrote art criticism for the Village Voice from 2008 to 2016, was the Art and Culture Critic for artnet news from 2016 to 2018, and has additionally served as Chief Critic for Artland and Sotheby’s in other words. He has lectured widely at institutions such as Yale University, Pratt University and Holland’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie. He currently serves as Curator-at-Large at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. He presently writes for The Art Newspaper and the Village Voice 2.0. He is also the author of several books. His most recent, Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art, was published by David Zwirner Books in 2018.

Join virtually on PNCA LiveVideo, PNCA’s YouTube channel

Free and Open to the Public. All are welcome.

Critical Conversations, a collaboration between The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon’s Center for Art Research, in partnership with PNCA, Portland State University, and Reed College’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery.

About Critical Conversations: Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon Department of Art, partner with Reed College’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Portland State University in a multiyear program to bring prominent curators and critics to Oregon to engage with artists statewide.

The expanded partnership, which began in 2011, is made possible by a grant from The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program, which honors interest in the visual arts by the late Mrs. Hallie Ford, a co-founder of The Foundation.

Critical Conversations brings professional curators and critics from outside the Northwest to conduct one-on-one studio visits with established artists, deliver lectures, and join in community conversations. The program aims to enhance the quality of artistic endeavors throughout the state.

About The Ford Family Foundation The Ford Family Foundation was established in 1957 by Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford. Its Mission is “successful citizens and vital rural communities” in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The Foundation is located in Roseburg, Oregon, with a scholarship office in Eugene.