Yumiko Glover | September 2
Yumiko Glover’s artwork captures the range of inspirations taken from her cross-cultural experiences, and the history and philosophies of Japan and the United States. Glover received her BFA from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and with the Chancellor’s Fellowship, she completed her MFA at UC Santa Barbara, where she was subsequently awarded the post-graduate Artist-In-Residence. Glover’s work is part of the collections at the Honolulu Museum of Art and has been on view at various venues including the Los Angeles International Airport, Open Mind Art Space, Durden and Ray, and PØST in Los Angeles, Honolulu Museum of Art, Shangri-La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design, and iBiennale 2019 in Honolulu, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum and Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara, Bryan Ohno Gallery in Seattle, and at Moremen Gallery in Louisville, KY. Glover’s work has been featured in various publications including the United Nations’ 75th-anniversary publication (2021) as well as the cover art for the inaugural issue of UCSB Magazine (2021). Glover is currently based in Santa Barbara where she teaches in the Department of Art at UC Santa Barbara.
Alexandra Terry | September 29
Alexandra Terry (she/her) is a curator currently based on the Central Coast of California. Most recently she was Chief Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) where she organized solo exhibitions by artists Shana Moulton, Rosha Yaghmai, Genevieve Gaignard, and Barry McGee amongst others, and group exhibitions featuring artists including Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Gabriela Ruiz, and Simone Forti. From 2008 to 2015 Terry was Curator at the MOP Foundation, a London-based art organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Iranian contemporary art. In 2009 Terry co-founded P.A.S.T. Projects, an art library and archive housed in The Woodmill artists’ studio and exhibition space in London. From 2010 to 2014 she was a member of the London- based arts collective GANDT, which took art writing as a starting point for a variety of curatorial, publishing, and performative projects. Terry holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA in Fine Art from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Shana Moulton | October 6th
Shana Moulton is a California born and based artist who works in video, performance, and installation. She holds a BA from UC Berkeley in Art and Anthropology and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2002, Moulton began the video series Whispering Pines, in which she performs as Cynthia, an alter-ego searching for purpose and fulfillment through home decor, self-help paraphernalia and cosmetic rituals. In Whispering Pines 10, Moulton’s performance is accompanied by an original musical score and libretto from composer Nick Hallett. The video is adapted from Moulton and Hallett’s eponymous opera, which was developed at The Kitchen, Harvestworks, and the New Museum, and subsequently toured art museums and performance festivals across the US. In 2013 the duo received a Creative Capital grant to reshape Whispering Pines 10 for the internet. The project is simultaneously presented as a digital exhibition with The New Museum: First Look and Rhizome at www.whisperingpines10.com Moulton has had solo exhibitions at the Palais De Tokyo, Paris, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland, Art in General, New York, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, La Loge, Brussels, and The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Group exhibitions include Migros Museum Für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels. She has performed at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, The Kitchen, New York, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, The Getty, Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, South London Gallery, London and Cricoteka, Kraków among many others. Moulton’s work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, ArtReview, Art in America, Flash Art, Artpress, Metropolis M, BOMB Magazine, and Frieze among others. Her work is distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix and she is a featured artist on Art21’s New York Close Up. www.shanamoulton.info
Nao Bustamante | October 13th
This talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Art, the Carsey-Wolf Center, and the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Nao Bustamante is an internationally known artist from the San Joaquin Valley in California. She is a Professor of Art and the Director of MFA Art at the USC Roski School of Art and Design. Bustamante has performed in galleries, museums, universities, and underground sites worldwide. She has exhibited, among other locales, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the New York Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sundance International Film Festival, Outfest International Film Festival, El Museo del Barrio Museum of Contemporary Art, First International Performance Biennial, Deformes in Santiago, Chile and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki. She was also an unlikely contestant on the TV network, Bravo’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.” In 2001 she received the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship, and in 2007 was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, as well as a Lambent Fellow. In 2008, she received the Chase Legacy award in Film, which was in conjunction with Kodak and HBO. She was the Artist in Residence of the American Studies Association in 2012. In 2013, Bustamante was awarded the short-term CMAS- Benson Latin American Collection Research Fellowship and a Makers Muse Award from the Kindle Foundation. From 2014-15, Bustamante was the Queer Artist in Residence at UC Riverside. In 2015, she was a UC MEXUS Scholar in Residence in preparation for a solo exhibit at Vincent Price Art Museum in Los Angeles. Bustamante’s video work is in the Kadist Collection. Bustamante is an alum of the San Francisco Art Institute, New Genres program, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
For past work, see: www.naobustamante.com. For current activities, see: www.instagram.com/naobustamante
Hương Ngô | October 20th
Hương Ngô is an interdisciplinary artist born in Hong Kong, grew up as a refugee in the American South, and is currently based in Chicago, where she is an assistant professor in Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Beginning her studies in the sciences, she received her BFA (Summa cum laude) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (James M. Johnson Scholar, 2001) and continued as a Trustees Scholar in Art & Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, 2004). Her archive-based practice began while a studio fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2012. She was awarded the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant in Vietnam (2016) to realize a project, began at the Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer in France, exhibited at DePaul Art Museum, Chicago (2017), and continued through the Camargo Core Program, France (2018), that examines the colonial history of surveillance in Vietnam and the anti-colonial strategies of resistance vis-à-vis the activities of female organizers and liaisons. Her work, described as “deftly and defiantly decolonial” by New City and “what intersectional feminist art looks like” by the Chicago Tribune, has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the New Museum, New York; and the Renaissance Society, Chicago, amongst many other institutions, museums, and galleries. She was recently awarded the 3Arts Chicago Next Level Award (2020) and has been included in the Prague Biennial: A Second Site (2005) and Prospect.5 Triennial: Yesterday we said tomorrow in New Orleans (2021).
Image: New Women, Hương Ngô, 2017. Performance at Para Site, Hong Kong. Directors: David Borgonjon and Hera Chan. La Chiquitta as Tố Lan, Claudia Jim as Minh Nguyệt, Jes Fan as Song Quang, Hera Chan as Stagehand. Documentation by Kwon Lok Man.
Vishal Jugdeo | October 27th
Vishal Jugdeo is a multidisciplinary artist who works with video, installation, performance and sculpture to construct experimental approaches to narrative. Bridging documentary and ﬁctional strategies, his work emphasizes layers of mediation which inﬂuence how we interpret the unfolding present. Since 2015 Jugdeo has collaborated with vqueeram, a poet and activist based in Delhi to produce an ongoing moving image archive documenting queer friendships and solidarities across diaspora. A recent iteration of their collaboration is the short feature Does Your House Have Lions, which has screened at MOCA Los Angeles, MoMA, New York, Commonwealth and Council, LA, CCA Berlin and TULCA Visual Arts Festival in Ireland, among several other venues. Jugdeo’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the ICA Philadelphia, LAXART, Los Angeles and Western Front, Vancouver. Commissioned works have been featured in Performa, New York, Made in LA at the Hammer Museum, and at the Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam. Jugdeo completed an MFA at UCLA, and a BFA at Simon Fraser University. He is a 2015 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, and has received grants from Art Matters, California Community Foundation, and the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as residencies at Skowhegan, BOFFO and the MacDowell Colony. Jugdeo is Assistant Professor and New Genres Area Head in the Department of Art at UCLA. Vishal Jugdeo photographed by Robert Acklen.
Soo Kim | November 3rd
This talk is co-sponsored by the East Asia Center.
Soo Kim’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Angles Gallery, Los Angeles; Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles; Julie Saul Gallery, New York; The Pasadena Museum of California Art; and the Pomona College Museum of Art. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Getty Center, Los Angeles; The 2002 Gwangju Biennale, Korea; Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina; the Orange County Museum of Art; Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles; Art Sonje, Korea; Islip Art Museum, New York; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, New York; Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; and the Honolulu Museum of Art, among others. Kim’s work is in public collections, including The Getty Center, The Broad Foundation, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, North Carolina Museum of Art, and The Escalette Collection of Art, Chapman University. Kim’s public project for LA Metro’s Purple Line subway station will open in 2024. A monograph of her work, A Week Inside Two Days, was published in 2018. Currently, she is Professor and Program Director of Photography, and heads the Critic-in-Residence program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
Karen Lofgren | November 10th
Karen Lofgren plays with perception through unusual and diversified elements with a focus on process and material. Born into counterculture participation, her childhood spent in experimental social structures has deeply influenced her practice. Ritual, history, mythology, and the construction of consciousness over time are core to her research. Through the lens of cultural and other wild systems, she combines minimal aesthetics with contemporary sculpture and considers our species outside of the human lifespan. Lofgren, a Fulbright Core Scholar at University of Arts London, Central St. Martins College in 2017/2018, has exhibited at venues including Palm Springs Art Museum; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA; Pitzer Art Galleries, Claremont, CA; Royal College of Art, London, U.K.; Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Vancouver Biennale, Canada; and Ontario College of Art and Design, Canada. She has a permanent installation, also published as a book, titled “Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050”, produced with Andrea Zittel of High Desert Test Sites, located in Pioneertown, CA. Her projects have received support from the Mike Kelley Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Canada Council for the Arts; West of Rome Public Art; The Ranch Projects; the U.S./U.K. Fulbright Commission; and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.
Karen Lofgren photographed by Lance Gerber
Silvia Perea | November 17th
Silvia Perea is an architect (M.Arch), Ph.D., and Curator of the Architecture and Design Collection at the AD&A Museum (University of California, Santa Barbara). Dr. Perea holds a Doctorate in Architecture with Honors from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and a Certificate in Museum Studies from Harvard University. Throughout her career, Dr. Perea has combined teaching and publishing with the organization of exhibitions. Dr. Perea has taught at international universities, including Columbia (NY), CEPT (India), Blas Pascal (Argentina), and the UPM (Spain). She has also published extensively, working as an editor of Arquitectura Viva, and contributing articles to magazines such as Domus, Architectural Record, Potlatch, Minerva, and Arquitectura, among others. As a curator, Dr. Perea has organized over a dozen exhibitions of art and architecture for American and European museums. Her curatorial practice advocates the integration of both disciplines as a means to enrich their respective discourses and perspectives.
Shirley Tse | December 1st
Hong Kong–born, California– based artist Shirley Tse works in the media of sculpture, installation, photography, and text. She at once deconstructs the world of synthetic objects that carry paradoxical meanings and constructs models in which differences might come together. To visualize heterogeneity, Tse conflates different scales, fuses the organic with the industrial, moves between the literal and the metaphorical, merges narratives, and collapses the subject and object relationship. Tse received a Master of Fine Arts degree from ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, California, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited at venues including: M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong (2020); the Pasadena Museum of California Art (2004/2017); Osage, Hong Kong (2010/2011); K11, Hong Kong (2009); Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge (2009); the Museum of Modern Fine Art, Minsk (2006); the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (2005); Para Site, Hong Kong (2000/2005); the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (2003); the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2002); the Bienal Ceará América, Fortaleza (2002); the Biennale of Sydney (2002); Capp Street Project, San Francisco (2002); the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2002); MoMA PS1, New York (2002); the New Museum, New York (2002); Palazzo dell’Arengo, Rimini (2002); the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2001); TENT, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam (2001); and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (2000). Tse represented Hong Kong at the 58th Venice Biennale. Her work is featured in many articles, catalogues, and other publications including ‘Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life’ (2015) and ‘Sculpture Today’ (2007). Tse received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2009 and has been on the faculty at California Institute of the Arts since 2001, where she held the Robert Fitzpatrick Chair in Art from 2018 to 2021.
Shirley Tse photographed by Hendrik Vorster