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Women Series Spotlight: Grimanesa Amorós
September 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$22 – $30
El Museo del Barrio and Art W present Women Series Spotlight, an annual lecture program celebrating living Latina artists. This year, Art W Founder and Marjorie Martay and El Museo curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado kick off the new partnership with an intimate evening highlighting the pervasive public works of Peruvian-American artist Grimanesa Amorós. The artist-led presentation and panel discussion will be followed by a Q+A from 6:30 – 7:30pm with a private reception immediately after between 7:30 and 8:30pm.
We invite you to visit Las Galerias from 5:30 – 6:30pm and view the second in our five women-artist retrospectives, RODRIGUEZ CALERO: Urban Martyrs and Latter-Day Santos,”and the first museum survey of the Nuyorican artist.
ABOUT GRIMANESA AMOROS
Grimanesa Amorós was born in Lima, Peru and lives and works in New York City. With diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory, her process remains organic and instinctive. This intuitive relationship to technology is a distinctive feature of Amorós’ practice and her works incorporates elements from sculpture, video, lighting, and technology to create site-specific installations to engage architecture and create community. Grimanesa 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.