Cuban Performing Artist Lectures at Denison
Posted: February 13, 2006
Tania Bruguera, a Cuban artist whose works, performances and installations are shown internationally, will present "Documentation of Behavior," at 7 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 20) in the Cleveland Annex. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Bruguera specializes in working with the body as a social landscape and a political blackboard through performance, installation, drawings and video. "My recent work uses behavior as its principal source to study emotional perception. I look for devices such as memory and rumor to act in the delivery and archiving of information," she says. She christens her artwork "Arte de Conducta," literally, "Art of Behavior."
Previously, Bruguera has lectured at the School of Art Institute at Chicago, the Royal College of Art in London, and the New School and the Museum of Modern Art, both located in New York. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Great Britain and Cuba, and she has performed in Austria, Belgium, Mexico, and Venezuela. In 1998 Bruguera was selected as a Guggenheim Fellow in America, and in 2000 she received the Prince Claus Prize in the Netherlands.
Bruguera earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in Cuba and holds master's degrees in fine arts from both the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she serves as faculty. Bruguera also is the founder and director of Arte De Conducta, the first performance studies program in Latin America in Havana. She lives and works between Havana and Chicago.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Lecutre by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera on "Documentation of Behavior"; 7 p.m., Monday (Feb. 20), Cleveland Annex room 104 (201 North Mulberry Street). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6596 to confirm information.
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