CALA Alliance and AZ ArtWorker, a program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, are pleased to welcome renowned contemporary Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero for an artist residency in Phoenix, Arizona.
Artist Talk: April 5, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N Central Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Additional engagements and info will be posted here as it becomes available.
For over 15 years, Betsabeé Romero’s work has paid attention to issues of migration and mobility through the symbols and everyday rituals of the culture of global consumption, such as cars, tattoos and urban signage. During her Phoenix residency, Romero will present a variety of public programs and engagements free and open to the public. She will also collaborate with local artists and community members to create site-specific projects connected to her ongoing practice of modifying, intervening and deconstructing cars as a platform for addressing social and cultural issues.
This program is generously supported by the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation and the Emily T. Hall Tremaine Foundation.
Betsabeé Romero lives and works in Mexico City. She has realized more than 30 individual exhibitions in México, the United States and Europe, and has participated in a large number of residencies and international biennials. Her work is part of important collections, including: The British Museum, Daros Collection in Switzerland, Phoenix Art Museum, Nelson & Atkins Nevada Museum of Art, World Bank in Washington D.C., Gelman (México), MOCA Los Angeles, and The Museum of Contemporary Art of Porto Alegre (Brazil). She received a Masters in Art History from UNAM, México, a Masters in Fine Arts from ENAP San Carlos, UNAM, México, a Bachelors of Arts from the Universidad Iberoamericana, México, and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris, France.
(Celebración Artística de las Américas) is a non-profit organization that creates shared arts experiences that encourage cultural understanding between people of the Americas. It is dedicated to inspiring and educating Arizonans and the international community about the richness and depth of artistic talent in our local community and to creating new understandings through art about Arizona’s relationship to the Americas.
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