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DISPLACEMENTS/MIGRATIONS:
a presentation and conversation with Monika Weiss and Alex Rivera

Saturday, March 16, 2002
7:00 pm

16 Beaver Street, 5th fl.
New York, NY 10004
phone: 212.480.2093


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On Alex Rivera:

(you can view some of his work, including his "longer
dance re-mix bio" at http://www.alexrivera.com)

Alex Rivera is a New York based digital media artist and filmmaker. Through
the past 5 years he's made work in digital video and on the internet that
addresses concerns of the Latino community through a language of humor,
satire, and metaphor. His work has been screened at The Museum of Modern
Art, The Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, on PBS, as well as at film
festivals, universities, libraries, union halls, and community centers.
Rivera has received support from various foundations including The
Rockefeller Foundation, The Sundance Institute, Creative Capital, The Jerome
Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts and The US/Mexico Fund for
Culture.


On Monika Weiss:

Monika Weiss collides intuition with concept, private narrative with history in multi-media installations. Working with drawing, photography, object, sound and video projection among others, the artist confronts Inflecting presence of catholic imagery in her work and in her interest in body as cultural signifier and physical envelop manipulated within a scene.

(Brief Bio)
MFA Warsaw Academy of Art, Poland; exhibited in galleries and art centers in Warsaw, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Luxembourg among others, works in collections of Albertina Museum in Vienna(Austria) and Contemporary Art Museum in Lodz (Poland). Art residency at Georgia State University and Visiting Artist at Spelman College,Atlanta College of Art and more recently at the University of Maryland. Moved to New York area in 2001.

You can find some reviews of her work at:
http://www.artnet.com/magazine/reviews/byrd/byrd11-17-98.asp
http://www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag99/april99.htm
http://www.pd.org/perforations.html
http://www.creativeloafing.com/archives/atlanta/newsstand/010497/aarts.htm
http://www.soror.art.pl/cd_wj1.html
http://www.soror.art.pl/cd_wj2e.html