Visiting Artist | Grimanesa Amorós | Division of Fine Arts
Reception: 6pm, Chace Center Lobby
Artist Lecture: 7pm
Grimanesa Amorós is an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory. Through her art she conveys an ephemeral wonder, inspiring viewers from all different backgrounds and communities to become agents of empowerment. She makes use of sculpture, video and lighting to create works that illuminate our notions of personal identity and community. She spoke at TEDGlobal 2014, earned an NEA Visual Artist Fellowship and an NEA Artist Travel Grant and participated in the US Art In Embassies Program.
Amorós has often drawn upon important Peruvian cultural legacies for inspiration for her large-scale, light-based installations, which she has presented around the globe from Mexico, Tel Aviv and Beijing to New York’s Times Square. She continues to be inspired by Peru’s history but does not hold an essentialist or nostalgic view of the subject. She often gives talks at museums and universities where her lectures not only attract future artists but students and faculty engaged with science and technology. She has exhibited in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Tuesday, November 14 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum
Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI