Nov 09, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Powell Campus Center, Nevins Theater

Visiting Artist Lecture, Livia Corona Benjamin

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to present visiting artist Livia Corona Benjamin.

Livia’s work moves fluidly between sculpture and photography, exploring architectural structures and their roll in agriculture, history and cultural identity. In her ongoing series Infinite Rewrite, Livia employs analog manipulation in the color darkroom. She carefully breaks down black and white images of grain silos found throughout the Mexican Republic into colorful patterns that vibrate. Each handmade image allows a glimpse of the original structure and creates a disorienting typology.

Livia Corona Benjamin lives and works between New York, Mexico City and Ensenada, Baja California. She was born in Mexico. Corona Benjamin is a Guggenheim Fellow and a twice honored recipient of a SNCA Endowment for the Arts, granted by Mexico’s Commission of Arts and Culture. Her works have been exhibited worldwide including LACMA, Los Angeles; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium; Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Fundación Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Københavns Museum, Denmark; and the exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, recently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Arts.

Sponsored by: Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography

Free and open to the public


Powell Campus Center

Powell Campus Center

One of the finest centers for academic and social activities of its kind, it features a cafeteria-style dining room with panoramic hillside views, a state-of-the-art surround-sound movie theater/forum, an "open air" food court, a night club, student organization offices, a multi-cultural center, meeting rooms, a formal Alumni Lounge, the University bookstore, and TV lounge.

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