Lecture: Landscape and Memory in the Work of Claudia Joskowicz

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Every Building on Avenida Alfonso Ugarte (After Ruscha), 2011 Video Still, 25 Minutes Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the artist
Lecture: Landscape and Memory in the Work of Claudia Joskowicz

800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco , CA 94133
February 22nd, 2013 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Financial District/Wharf
415 749 4500
Tue 11-7; Wed-Sat 11-6; Open until 7:30 pm on lecture nights
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
FREE and Open to the Public


Please join us for the next talk in SFAI's Graduate Lecture Series with Claudia Joskowicz

Claudia Joskowicz’s video work addresses the way technology mediates and redefines concepts like history, truth, and memory, focusing on the lapses in narrative that are formed when texts or events are taken out of their original context. Centering on subtle shifts in meaning or sensibility, Joskowicz directs the viewer’s gaze from the events depicted on the screen to the physical movement of the camera through space, and to movement in a more abstract sense, through an imaginary cinematic space. 

Joskowicz was born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, and lives and works in both New York and Bolivia. She received her MFA from New York University in 2000. Solo exhibitions include galleries and museums in New York; Houston; Minneapolis; Salvador, Brazil; and La Paz and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Recent group exhibitions include the 10th Sharjah Biennial; the 29th São Paulo Biennial; the 10th Havana Biennial; the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia; the 17th Videobrasil Festival, São Paulo; and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Asturias, Spain. Among other awards, Joskowicz has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in film/video, a prize during the 17th Videobrasil Festival, and a Fulbright Scholarship. She was recently an artist-in-residence at Sacatar Institute in Bahia, Brazil, and has also been a resident fellow at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Residency, the Vermont Studio Center, and in the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Joskowicz is currently a faculty member in the Steinhardt Art Department at NYU.