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October 16, 2020
Live on Zoom
Los Angeles, CA
For this live online event multidisciplinary artist and scholar Beatriz Cortez will join artist Ignacio Perez Meruane as they talk about his current site based installation, progression without end, and discuss overarching themes and issues in their practices, including the exploration of alternate versions of modernity and building new narratives in site-based artwork.
This program is presented as part of Clockshop’s newest commission by Ignacio Perez Meruane, progression without end, currently on view at Los Angeles State Historic Park.
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Beatriz Cortez (b. 1970, San Salvador, El Salvador; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and a Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies from Arizona State University. Cortez’s work explores simultaneity, life in different temporalities, and different versions of modernity, particularly in relation to memory and loss in the aftermath of war and the experience of migration, and in relation to imagining possible futures. She has had solo exhibitions at Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles (2019); Clockshop, Los Angeles (2018); Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles (2016); Centro Cultural de España de El Salvador (2014); and Museo Municipal Tecleño (MUTE), El Salvador (2012), among others. Cortez is the recipient of the Artadia Los Angeles Award (2020), the inaugural Frieze Arto LIFEWTR Sculpture Prize (2019), the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2018), and the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2016).
Ignacio Perez Meruane was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and raised in Santiago, Chile (Lives and works in Los Angeles). Perez Meruane received a B.F.A. in General Sculptural Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. His recent exhibitions include work at The Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (2019); and solo exhibitions at Rogers, Los Angeles, CA (2018) and the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, CA (2017).