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Visualizing Resistance & the Low-Residency MFA Present Performative Lectures

Oct 7 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

Shipley/Collins Mediatheque


511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

The Low-Residency MFA present Performative lectures by Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas, and guest artists Alexandria Eregbu and manuel arturo abreu
Saturday October 7, 1:30-2:30pm In the Mediatheque

MANUEL ARTURO ABREU PORTLAND manuel arturo abreu (Santo Domingo) is a poet and artist from the Bronx, currently living and making in a garage in Southeast Portland. They work with text, ephemeral sculpture, and photography. Recent and forthcoming work is included in Apogee Journal, SFMoMA Open Space, Poor Claudia, Vetch, Rhizome, As It Stands LA, the NON Quarterly publication, NewHive, and more. They co-facilitate home school, a free pop-up art school in Portland. They wrote List of Consonants (Bottlecap Press, 2015) and transtrender (Quimérica Books, 2017).

ALEXANDRIA EREGBU CHICAGO Alexandria Eregbu is a conceptual artist and multi-disciplinary deviant. Her practice often takes shape in the form of maker, curator, and educator. Led by the spirit of inquiry and desire— Alexandria’s work interrogates soul urgency and seeks to restore balance amongst past familial, ancestral, and collective traumas, with the intent of guiding a more vibrant and harmonious future. Most notably, Alexandria was a recipient of the 3Arts Award in 2016. She has participated in a range of exhibitions and fellowships including: Artist in Residence with The Center for AfroFuturist Studies in Iowa City, and the Stony Island Arts Bank (2016); Curatorial Fellow with ICI’s Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans (2017); and Artist Resident at Camargo Foundation (2018). Her work has been highlighted in Hyperallergic, AFROPUNK, VAM Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Bad At Sports, and listed in Newcity’s “Breakout Artists: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers.” She received her BFA in Performance and Fiber + Materials Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas Aeron Bergman (Detroit, USA) and Alejandra Salinas (La Rioja, Spain) are an artist duo. Bergman and Salinas have shown work internationally at institutions such as the 4th Athens Biennale; 1st Bergen Assembly Triennial; 3rd Turku Biennial; Fundação de Serralves in Porto; Steirischer Herbst in Graz; Eastside Projects in Birmingham, UK; Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna; ICC Tokyo; IASPIS, Stockholm; Lincoln Center and DAC in New York City; e-flux and Berlin Film Festival in Berlin, Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow, Edinburgh Film Festival and Dundee Contemporary Arts in Scotland, MOCA Novi Sad, Taipei Fine Art Museum; Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven; Centre George Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris; IMO and Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen; Henie Onstad Art Center, Kunstnernes Hus and 0047 in Oslo, MUDAM Luxembourg, The Luminary in St. Louis, among many others.

Since 2011 Bergman/Salinas co-direct and co-curate Institute for New Connotative Action (INCA), an artist-run space first based in Detroit and now based in Seattle. In 2016 they founded INCA Press.

Bergman is currently the chair of the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies, and he was professor at the Oslo Academy of Fine Art from 2007-2013. Bergman & Salinas were visiting professors at the International Academy of Art Palestine in Ramallah from 2008-2011, they were both full time faculty at the University of Washington 2013-2017 and they are both current faculty at PNCA.