Alberto Aguilar currently teaches at Harold Washington College in Chicago, where he also coordinates the Pedestrian Project, an initiative dedicated to making contemporary art practice more available and accessible to his students. Over time, Alberto has integrated his various life roles with his creative practice and work within his immediate surroundings, rather than a studio space. Using materials at hand, he explores intimate discoveries, captures fleeting moments, and exchanges with others in tangible form. Aguilar has given guest lectures at the Queens Museum in New York City and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas. His work has been exhibited at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, Illinois,
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, and Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.
As part of Alberto’s Crossing Boundaries residency, he has chosen to work with two other artists: Danny Volk and Devin Cain. Danny Wolk is an artist and host of the YouTube series ‘Made-Up w/ Danny Volk’. As part of their collaboration, Alberto will appear in season four of the show.
Devin Cain is a filmmaker that will be following Alberto as he leads his experimental class entitled ‘Crossing Boundaries’. The film will be a surrealist ethnographic documentary made while observing the class and selection of students will present works as film and performance.
Artist Website: http://albertoaguilar.org
Honey Pot Performance
Honey Pot Performance (HPP) is a woman-focused collaborative creative community committed to chronicling and interrogating Afro-diasporic feminist and fringe subjectivities amidst the pressures of contemporary global life. HPP members draw upon a central notion found in performance studies, black feminist discourse, and sociology: i.e., that non-Western, everyday popular and/or folk forms of cultural performance are valuable sites of knowledge production and cultural capital for subjectivities that often exist outside of mainstream communities. HPP enlists modes of creative expressivity (movement, musicality, theatre, text) to examine the nuances of human relationships, including the ways we negotiate identity, belonging, and difference in our lives and cultural memberships. Dismantling the vestiges of oppressive social relationships is part of the work. Through performance, HPP emphasizes everyday ways of valuing the human.
As part of Honey Pot Performance’s Crossing Boundaries residency, they have chosen to work with Open TV. Open TV is a research project started by Aymar Jean Christian meant to be a platform for art and artists that are underrepresented on commercial television. Honey Pot Performance will be a part of an “alternate reality series” entitled Futurewomen which chronicles the development of their ongoing performance Ma(s)king Her.
Artist Website: http://honeypotperformance.com
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