Ruben Ortiz-Torres is a Mexican-born artist who has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1990. Ortiz-Torres is widely regarded as one of today’s leading Mexican artists and, as an innovator in the 1980s of a specifically Mexican form of postmodernism. Over the past ten years, he has produced a body of work in a wide range of media–extended series of photographs, series of altered readymades, a feature film, several videos (including three in 3D), large scale video installations, major painting series, sculptures, customized cars and machines, photocollages, performances and curated exhibitions. Since 1982, Ortiz-Torres’s work has been featured in 25 solo exhibitions, more than 100 group shows in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, and more than 50 screenings of his films and video works. He is currently a professor of visual arts at UC San Diego.
|June 27, 13:10 - 15:10||6th Session – Visual Arts|