The Institute welcomes artists-in-residence Fernando Méndez Corona and Marco Vera, who will work with students, deliver public lectures, participate in a Corcoran exhibition, and advise students from the Corcoran and the Sitar Center on murals and documentary films. Below find a list of their events here in Washington, DC:
October 2-9 - Artists will work with students to create the work displayed in the Gallery 31 exhibition, Secondary Inspection: Una selección del Arte de Baja California.
Wed, October 9 - Exhibition opens
Wed, October 16 - Public program at the Corcoran's auditorium in which artists(students, staff, faculty, public) join us for dynamic talks, presentations, films, and performances exploring the theme of "borders." Registration: click here.
Wed, October 23 - Marco Vera and Fernando Corona's public lecture at 6:30pm, during which they will discuss their experiences with the Corcoran and DC communities and will screen their documentaries. Registration: click here.
Mexicali Rose Centro de Arte/Medios (Mexicali Rose Art/Media Center), a grassroots community space that hosts art and film making workshops, film screenings, and exhibitions of local and international works of art in Mexicali, Baja California. Unlike the film and music that characterize the "rose" as a fragile delicate flower wilting in the desert waiting for an American messiah to rescue it, Mexicali Rose has been the community's way of asserting itself, reclaiming the ability citizens have to transform their own communities and spaces.
In Spring 2012, Mexicali Rose took a segment of the work they've done to New York City, where they exhibited at Artists Space—The New York times called the exhibit both "adventurous" and "inventive."
From the 28th of September to the 26th of October 2013, two architects of the Mexicali Rose movement, Marco Vera and Fernando Méndez Corona will partner with the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC to give lectures, work with students, and provide their invaluable experience creating and cultivating their successful art space in Mexicali. Stay tuned for more information on events featuring these talented luminaries.
Fernando Méndez Corona studied painting at Mexico's National Institute for Fine Arts before specializing in the human figure at Pratt in Seattle. He has exhibited throughout North America, and has recently completed murals in Costa Rica, Berlin, New Mexico, Mexicali, and Tijuana, among other places.
Marco Vera received a degree in Film Studies, specializing in media at SDSU in 2002. He founded Mexicali Rose in 2007, and has served as its director ever since. Before Mexicali Rose, Vera worked as a production assistant for celebrated Mexican filmmaker Arturo Ripstein and as a musical supervisor for TV shows in Hollywood.
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street
NW Washington, DC 20006
Events throughout October
For more information, click here