with artists Miguel Fernandez de Castro, Nazafarin Lotfi, and Rocki Swiderski
Moderated by Laura Copelin, Curator-at-Large, MOCA
February 18, 6-7PM, Zoom_
Join us for a discussion with three artists from MOCA’s Working from Home exhibition, each offering their own perspective on sculpture as intervention. Followed by a Q+A.
Miguel Fernández de Castro (b. 1986) is a visual artist whose work examines how extractive and criminal economies materially transform territories. Through long-term projects, he has developed a body of work that includes photography, video, sculpture, and writing.
Nazafarin Lotfi (b. 1984) received her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and her B.A. from the University of Tehran in 2007. Combining drawing, painting, and sculpture, Lotfi creates transitory spaces to explore the temporal and spatial experience of bodies out of place.
Rocki Swiderski (b. late 20th century) is an artist based in Tucson, Arizona. Their work reflects on the role of sentience and modes of human protection as a means of coping and survival. At present, they are interested in the weaponization of language, pattern identification, vulnerability, and what it means to daydream.
Laura Copelin is MOCA’s Curator-at-Large. For the past five years she has served as Ballroom Marfa’s Director and Curator, where she has realized numerous commissions, installations, publications, and exhibitions, including the 2017 exhibition Tierra. Sangre. Oro., co-organized with rafa esparza and the large-scale solar-powered sculpture stone circle by Haroon Mirza. Before her time in West Texas she was the Assistant Curator at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, now the ICA LA, and trained as a poet and an artist at UCLA.
This event is generously sponsored by Vantage West Credit Union