Artist's Talk: Ginger Wolfe-Suarez in Conversation with Rita Gonzalez, Sat, March 28th, 4 - 6pm
March 23, 2015
You are invited to a public artist's talk with Ginger Wolfe-Suarez and Rita Gonzalez to be held in the gallery, on the occasion of Wolfe-Suarez' current installation, "A Thing Repeated Is Not Always All The Same".
The event is open to the public, by reservation. Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rita Gonzalez is Curator in the Contemporary Art department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) where she has curated Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement; Asco: Elite of the Obscure (during the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time festival); Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection; and Agnes Varda in Californialand, among other exhibitions and programs. Gonzalez’s curatorial collaboration with filmmaker Jesse Lerner, Mexperimental Cinema, was the first survey of Mexican experimental film and video. It traveled to museums and film festivals internationally and resulted in the first bilingual publication on the subject. From 1997-1999, she was the Lila Wallace Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. At MCA San Diego, she worked on numerous exhibitions, lectures & film programs, as well as serving as curatorial coordinator for William Kentridge: Weighing and Wanting. She also co-curated the 2006 California Biennial and Adria Julia: La Villa Basque at the Orange County Museum of Art, and 20 Years Ago Today at the Japanese American National Museum. Gonzalez has written for media and art journals including Wide Angle, Poliester, COIL, Signs, and RIM. Her essays appear in Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (Duke University Press), Recent Pasts: Art in Southern California from 90s to Now (JRP|Ringier Zurich), and California Video: Artists and Histories (Getty Publications).
Ginger Wolfe-Suarez (USA, b. 1980) received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2002) and an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley (2009), where she received the Eisner Award. At the core of her practice is a renegotiation of memory, exchange, and production. Using a poetic association and transformation of ready-made materials, her work includes performance, sculpture, writing, and installation. Wolfe-Suarez’s work has been included in exhibitions at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), San Francisco, CA and Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA. She recently had an exhibition at the The Luckman Gallery at California State University, Los Angeles (2015). Wolfe-Suarez taught art and critical theory in the graduate program at San Francisco Art Institute; was a co-founder of Critique Program & Press, which she ran with artists Primitivo Suarez and Robert Olsen. She was recently awarded a residency at SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico. Ginger Wolfe-Suarez lives and works in Los Angeles.
"A Thing Repeated Is Not Always All The Same" is on view through May 2, 2015.