Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies Summer 2019 Visiting Faculty

April 12, 2019

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TheLow-Residency MFA in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art announces the 2019 Summer Visiting Faculty: Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Ruth Estévez, Sky Hopinka, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Clifford Owens, Lumi Tan, Aria Dean

Each visiting faculty member will teach for a week in the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies at PNCA 2019 Summer Intensive.

The deadline to applyto the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies has been extended until March 1, 2019, for the cohort beginning the program Summer 2019. Applications after March 1, 2019 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies 2019 summer public lecture series (open to the public) at the PNCA Mediatheque on Wednesdays at 6pm

Jessica Jackson Hutchins: June 19, 2019 Jessica Jackson Hutchins’ expressive and intuitive studio practice produces dynamic sculptural installations, collages, paintings, and large-scale ceramics, all hybrid juxtapositions of the handmade. Hutchins had solo exhibitions at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH (2016); the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2014); the Hepworth Wakefield Museum (2013); the Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, MI (2013); and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA (2011). Significant group exhibitions include the 55th Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace (2013) and The Whitney Biennial (2010).

Ruth Estévez: June 26, 2019 Ruth Estévez is a curator, writer, and stage designer. Estévez was recently appointed Senior Curator-at-Large at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. Her curatorial approach is highly influenced by her interest in the historical relationship between theater and the visual arts. She was director and curator at REDCAT/CalArts in Los Angeles from 2012 to 2018.

Sky Hopinka: July 3, 2019 Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga) was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington. Hopinka is Assistant Professor in Film Production at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. His video work centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape, designs of language as containers of culture, and the play between the known and the unknowable. His work has played at various festivals including ImagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival, Images, Wavelengths, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Sundance, Antimatter, Chicago Underground Film Festival, FLEXfest, and Projections. His work was a part of the 2016 Wisconsin Triennial, the 2017 Whitney Biennial and he is Radcliffe-Harvard Film Study Center Fellow in 2018-2019.

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries: July 10, 2019 YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES is yhchang.com and Young-hae Chang (Korea) and Marc Voge (USA). Based in Seoul, they have written their signature animated texts set to their own music in 26 languages and shown many of them at some of the major art institutions in the world, including Tate, London, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Whitney Museum and New Museum, New York. They have been in the Venice and São Paulo Biennials, among others, won the Webby Award for best art Web site, received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, and been Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Creative Arts Fellows.

Clifford Owens: July 17, 2019 Clifford Owens lives and works in New York City. His many group exhibitions include, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art Contemporary Arts Museum (2012–14), Greater New York 2005 Museum of Modern Art PS1 (2005), Freestyle The Studio Museum in Harlem (2001), and Performance Now (2013–14), and “Lone Wolf Recital Corp” Museum of Modern Art (2017). He has been visiting artist faculty and guest critic at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Yale University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Princeton University, New York University, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Lumi Tan: July 24, 2019 Lumi Tan is curator at The Kitchen in New York, where she has organized exhibitions and produced performances with artists across disciplines and generations since 2010. Most recently, Tan has worked with Lex, Brown, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Meriem Bennani, Sibyl Kempson, Half Straddle and The Racial Imaginary Institute. Previously she co-curated From Minimalism into Algorithm (2016), a year-long performance and exhibition series, as well as projects with artists including Ed Atkins, Gretchen Bender, Glasser, Liz Magic Laser, George Lewis, Sara Magenheimer, Sondra Perry, Anicka Yi, and Danh Vo and Xiu Xiu. Prior to The Kitchen, Tan was Guest Curator at the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord Pas-de-Calais in France, director at Zach Feuer Gallery, and curatorial assistant at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.

Aria Dean: July 31, 2019 Aria Dean is an artist, writer, and curator living and working in Los Angeles and New York. Her writing has appeared in publications including Artforum, Art in America, e-flux journal, The New Inquiry, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Spike Quarterly, Kaleidoscope Magazine, and CURA Magazine. She serves as Assistant Curator of Net Art and Digital Culture at Rhizome. She also co-directs Los Angeles project space As It Stands.

For more information regarding the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program or the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies 2019 Summer Public Lecture Series please contact program chair Aeron Bergman: abergman@pnca.edu or program coordinator Erin Dengerink: edengerink@willamette.edu