15 Feb Visual Voices Lecture- Mia Eve Rollow
Mia Eve Rollow is a Chicago native specializing in art as social practice, community performance, sculpture, installation, video, painting, and drawing. She derives much of her inspiration from participation in shamanic traditions of Native American traditions of Mexico, the United States, and Cuba. Upon receiving her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, she lived in Chiapas, Mexico where she co-founded EDELO (En Donde Era La Onu/Where The United Nations Used To Be). EDELO was an artist-run organization that created site-specific, socially-engaged art projects over a period of five years. Its artist residency program became an experimental art laboratory and community safe house for exploring the use of art by the EZLN, the Zapatista autonomous indigenous movement in Chiapas. EDELO is now EDELOMigrante, a nomadic organization that continues to develop projects of cultural resistance in India, Palestine, and other communities.
This program contains sensitive content including artistic depictions of nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.