Panel: What Makes Art Latin American (in Canada)? Translocalisms and Identities
November 16, 2018
What Makes Art Latin American (in Canada)? Translocalisms and Identities
Friday, November 16, 6-8 PM
What makes art Latin American in Canada? Is it the artist’s or the viewer’s origin? Is it the context in which the artwork is presented? Is it a shared experience with other counterparts or rather a matter of self-identification? This panel seeks to launch a debate on what currently stands for Latin American art in Canada in light of the longstanding relationship of this country with Latin America and the shaping on the rise of transnational identities. Moderated by Tamara Toledo.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
ANALAYS ALVAREZ HERNANDEZ is an art historian and independent curator. She received a BA in Art History from the Universidad de La Habana and a Ph.D. in Art History from the Universite? du Que?bec a? Montre?al. Cross-cultural multilingual education and professional experi- ence have contributed to Alvarez Hernandez’s expertise in public art and immigrant heritages. From 2016 to 2018, she held a position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto. She currently teaches at the University of Ottawa.
DAYMI COLL PADILLA is a Toronto-based, Cuban-born art historian, independent curator, and co-founder of Havana Streetview Project. She completed her graduate and undergraduate studies at the Universidad de La Habana and held a curatorial position at Centro de Desarollo para las Artes Visuales (CDAV). Coll Padilla has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions, given lectures about contemporary Cuban art, and written for various publications. She was part of the Curator and Producer team of the 10th Bienal de La Habana.
ALENA ROBIN holds a PhD in art history from the Universidad Nacional Auto?noma de Me?xico (UNAM). She teaches Hispanic visual culture at the University of Western Ontario.
NURIA CARTON DE GRAMMONT is an art historian, curator, and lecturer at Concordia University in contemporary Latin American and Latino Canadian art.
LACAP acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and The City of Toronto through section 37. LACAP also acknowledges its corporate sponsors: Underline Studio and See Through Web.
Start time: 06:00 pm
End time: 08:00 pm