“Historical Memory in Contemporary Cuban Art”- Reynier Leyva Novo
Date: 5:00pm PDT September 17, 2012 Location: Miller Hall
Reynier Leyva Novo- Hailing from Havana, Cuba. Leyva Novo Graduated from the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in 2003, studied at the Higher Art Institute from 2004 to 2008, served as chair of the Behavior Art program directed by Tania Brugera in 2007. Among his solo exhibitions areNational Sport, Salle Zero, Alliance Française; 50th Anniversary Collection, Center for the Development of Visual Arts: and, By an Endless Trail, Museum of Colonial Art, all in Havana. He has participated in significant group exhibitions at the Liverpool Biennial Arte 10: 31st Pontevedra Biennial. Galicia, spain: and, National Hispanic Center Art Museum, Alburquerque, New Mexico. In 2011, Novo was the sole Cuban artist chosen for the 54th Venice Biennial. This lecture is co-sponsored by History, Latin American Studies, Hispanic Studies, Ethnic Studies and Memory Studies.
The Visiting Artist program invites a variety of practicing artists, critics and curators to share their expertise and experiences with the Art Department and College community. The Department often coordinates this diverse selection of artists with the Hoffman Gallery, other departments and local galleries.