This exhibition features the artwork of the
2016-2017 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist
Laura Anderson Barbata.
Born in Mexico City and based in New York City. Professor at the Escuela Nacional de Escultura, Pintura y Grabado La Esmeralda of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, México. Her transdisciplinary work has received grants and awards from Bellas Artes and FONCA. Since 1992 has worked primarily in the social realm, and has initiated projects in the Amazon of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Norway, the USA, and Mexico. Her work is included in various private and public collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Museo de Arte Moderno Mexico City, and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.
Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Creadores, FONCA-CONACULTA, México.
Two events will be presented in conjunction with this exhibition a public lecture by
Laura Anderson Barbata on November 1, and a performance/discussion on November 2,
titled La Extraordinaria Historia de Julia Pastrana, a performance work in progress.
The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series is a program of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH) in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries (RUL). CWAH is a unit in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and a consortium member of the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers University. The Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist exhibitions and events are funded in part by the Estelle Lebowitz Memorial Fund.
Rutgers University co-sponsors include: Art Library-RUL, Center for Cultural Analysis, Center for Women and Work, Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA), Department of Anthropology, Department of Art History, Department of Fine Arts-Camden, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Visual Arts-Mason Gross School of the Arts, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Douglass Residential College (DRC), Global Village-DRC, Institute for Research on Women, Institute for Women's Leadership, Margery Somers Foster Center-RUL, Paul Robeson Galleries-Newark, Zimmerli Art Museum. Additional co-sponsor: New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Laura Anderson Barbata is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores, FONCA-CONACULTA, Mexico; and the Julia Pastrana project is supported by the Sistema Nacional de Creadores, FONCA-CONACULTA, Mexico.