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Nazafarin Lotfi

En residencia: Ene 25 – Mar 27, 2021

Exposición: Mar 25 – May 16, 2021

El artista desea agradecer especialmente a Gary Nichols de Hare Hound Press, Charlie Kitchen y Jenelle Esparza.


Nazafarin Lotfi

Tucson, Arizona, USA / Chicago, Illinois, USA / Mashhad, Iran

Nazafarin Lotfi explores the spatial and temporal experiences of bodies out of place. She combines drawing, painting, and sculpture to create transitory spaces, which unfold between dimensions, often contradicting themselves.  She has shown extensively, including exhibitions at MOCA Tucson, AZ; Regards, Chicago, IL; Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, NY;, Montreal, Quebec; Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL; among others.  

Lotfi received a BA from University of Tehran in 2007 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. She is the recipient of Phoenix Art Museum’s Artist Grant, a stART Grant from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and a CAAP Grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago. In 2015–16, Lotfi was awarded an artist residency from Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. 

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Gilbert Vicario

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Gilbert Vicario is Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and The Selig Family Chief Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum since October 2015. Gilbert has over 20 years of curatorial experience having worked at institutions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He oversees a six member curatorial team in the departments of American art, Asian art, Fashion Design, Latin American art, Photography, in addition to his role as curator of modern and contemporary art. Upcoming exhibitions include Stories of Abstraction: Contemporary Latin American Art in the Global Context. His most recent exhibition Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist, includes stops at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Palm Springs Art Museum in California. In 2006, Vicario was named U.S. Commissioner for the International Biennale of Cairo by the U.S. Department of State for the exhibition Daniel Joseph Martinez: The Fully Enlightened Earth Radiates Disaster Triumphant, and he was a participating curator in the 2007 Lyon Biennial: The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named. In addition to Phoenix Art Museum publications, Vicario has contributed internationally to numerous exhibition publications commissioned by Musea Brugge, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Heard Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea di Milano, as well as with Radius Books, Santa Fe and Hatje Cantz Verlag. Vicario is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (MA, 1996) and the University of California, San Diego (BA, 1989).
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