Guadalupe Maraville

Intensive with Guadalupe Maraville

Feb 14th - 25th
Mon, Tues, Wed
10 am - 12:30 pm EST

cost
1,500 USD

Art is in a constant process of expansion and is constantly absorbing new materials, media, strategies, and ideologies. In general terms, the goal of my class is to teach my students about art as a living contemporary practice and the importance of self-care. The class will focus on information and techniques that are relevant to the present. This may sometimes happen at the expense of important historical information, such as what we are experiencing now. With COVID-19, racial injustice, and gender inequality present across America and the world, I will present examples of how artists both now and historically have dealt with different challenges by using art as a tool for change. My approach to teaching art will cover a core set of intellectual principles and techniques that allow students to begin integrating form and content. With an understanding that there are virtual challenges, conversations, and group critiques will revolve around some core questions such as: What is the relationship between the artist and content? What is the relationship between art and the viewer? How do we judge and critique art? My pedagogy includes introducing contemporary artists to students through image and video lectures, readings, and activities relating to art as an extended media.

Guadalupe Maravilla

is a transdisciplinary visual artist, choreographer, and healer. At the age of eight, Maravilla was part of the first wave of unaccompanied, undocumented children to arrive at the United States border in the 1980s as a result of the Salvadoran Civil War. In 2016, Maravilla became a U.S. citizen and adopted the name Guadalupe Maravilla in solidarity with his undocumented father, who uses Maravilla as his last name. As an acknowledgment of his own migratory past, Maravilla grounds his practice in the historical and contemporary contexts of immigrant culture, particularly those belonging to Latinx communities. 

Maravilla currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Additionally, Maravilla has performed and presented his work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Queens Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and many more. 

Awards and fellowships include; LatinX Fellowship 2021, Lise Wilhelmsen Art award 2021, Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship 2019, Soros Fellowship: Art Migration and Public Space 2019, Map fund 2019, Creative Capital Grant 2016, Franklin Furnace 2018, Joan Mitchell Emerging Artist Grant 2016, Art Matters Fellowship 2017, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship 2018, Dedalus Foundation Grant 2013 and The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Award 2003. Residencies include; LMCC Workspace, SOMA, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Drawing Center Open Sessions.

 

Feb 14th - 25th
Mon, Tues, Wed
10 am - 12:30 pm EST

cost
1,500 USD