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Beatriz Cortez artist talk — visible and invisible histories

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Artist Beatriz Cortez sits in her studio surrounded by curves of metal and work in progress. Press photo courtesy of Williams College.
Beatriz Cortez

Artist Beatriz Cortez will give a free talk on Making Work for Williams College, as she comes to campus to plan for a site-specific exhibition of her work opening in 2023 that explores histories, both visible and invisible, within the built environment of the Williams College campus.

Her work explores life in different times and places, and different versions of modernity, as they relate to memory and loss in the aftermath of war and the experiences of migration and forced removal.

Born in San Salvador, she lives and works in Los Angeles and has shown her work across the country and beyond. Light refreshments will follow the talk, and the museum will remain open until 8 p.m.

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Cortez received an MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts and a Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies from Arizona State University. She has had solo exhibitions at the Craft Contemporary Museum, Los Angeles (2019); Clockshop, Los Angeles (2018); Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles (2016); Centro Cultural de España de El Salvador (2014); and Museo Municipal Tecleño (MUTE), El Salvador (2012), among others.

She has taken part in many group exhibitions, including at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2019); Ballroom Marfa, TX (2019); Tina Kim Gallery, New York (2018); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); BANK/MABSOCIETY, Shanghai, China (2017); Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017); Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador (2016); and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (2016).

Cortez is the recipient of the Artadia Los Angeles Award (2020), the inaugural Frieze LIFEWTR Sculpture Prize (2019), the Emergency Grant from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts (2019), the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2018), the Artist Community Engagement Grant (2017), and the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2016). She teaches in the Department of Central American and Transborder Studies at California State University, Northridge, and she is represented by Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles.

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Date:
September 8
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Event Location

WCMA
15 Lawrence Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA
413-597-2429

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