Guest Lecture: Alejandra Laviada
LOCATION: WELLS FARGO AUDITORIUM
FEBRUARY 21 AT 6:00 P.M.
Alejandra will present a lecture on her practice as a photographer, including the many places and cultures that have influenced her expressive works. She will also discuss her work’s correlation to the photographs on view in Maestros mexicanos de la fotografía moderna, currently located in the fourth floor gallery.
TIME, TICKETS & DETAILS
The Guest Lecture with Alejandra Laviada will take place Wednesday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium. Patrons will enter and exit through the Knight Theater doors (430 S. Tryon St.).
Tickets are $10 for the public, $6 for Bechtler members, and free for students with a valid ID. Firebird and Modernist Society members receive complimentary tickets, but must register for the event using their member login.
Click here to purchase tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 704.353.9200 or at the admission desk.
Note: Tickets for this event have been sold out.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alejandra Laviada (b. 1980) is an award-winning photographer residing and working in Mexico City. She completed her BFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and received an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a member of the photography collective Piece of Cake since 2011.
Laviada has received numerous awards including Photo España's Descubrimientos Prize, the Photography Biennial in Mexico and the FONCA Young Creators grant. Her work has been exhibited widely and is in the permanent collection of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, the Bank of America Collection and the Fundación Televisa Collection.
Laviada's work explores photography's shifting role and relationship to other artistic media, such as painting and sculpture. The images emerge from the intersections between these different mediums, and aim to question and redefine photography's various roles within contemporary art.
Alejandra's work has also been on view locally at the Mint Museum's Reveal and Detonate (Develar y Detonar), as well as LACA Projects as part of In Focus/Enfoque, the multi-institution exhibition of contemporary Mexican photography organized by Bank of America.
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