School of Art + Art History Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Art, Race and Social Justice
Pepón Osorio Visiting Artist Lecture
Tuesday, 17 October, 6:00pm, LIT 101
uses different objects, installations and video to portray political
and social issues affecting Latino communities. He is influenced by his
experience as a social worker in The Bronx, creating works that evolve
from an interaction with the neighborhoods and people. An example is Tina’s House,
a project created in collaboration with a family recovering from a
devastating fire. The house—a tabletop-size art piece—tells the story
of the night of the fire and those affected, and is traveling the
country in a series of Home Visits: a home visit invites a new family to live with the artwork for a period of at least one week.
studied at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Lehman College,
and Columbia University. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship
and a Bessie Award. His work is held by the Walker Arts Center, the
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, El
Museo del Barrio, el Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and by the Puerto
Rico Museum of Contemporary Art. He shows at Ronald Feldman Gallery and teaches at Tyler School of Art.
This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting Artist Lecture Series about Art, Race and Social Justice is
sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with
support from the Rothman Endowment, and The Marston Visiting Artists
For more information, contact: Professor Coco Fusco, The UF Banks Preeminence Chair in Art.