This is the first conversation in Acogedor’s Invisibility(ies) conversation series. The series explores the idea of being invisible in society, family, the world. Each conversation will take place virtually via YouTube Livestream (https://bit.ly/acogedor-live)––that means that anyone interested in attending can connect from anywhere in the world with an (strong enough) internet connection.
Sunday, October 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CET
Sunday’s conversation will be with artists Georgina Lewis, Laura Paul, and Cécile Ribas. They will be exploring family and grief. The conversation will be moderated by Acogedor founder and director, artist Nicole Rademacher.
We encourage you to RSVP to receive an email once we are live: https://bit.ly/3o0Kvbj
Georgina Lewis | website
Georgina Lewis is an interdisciplinary artist and curator with a practice that includes drawing, sound, writing, photography, sculpture, and installation. Raised in Pennsylvania and Nova Scotia, she received her MFA in Sound from Bard College and holds undergraduate degrees from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts and Franklin and Marshall College. She has been a resident at the Millay Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and VCCA France, and a fellow at Harvard University’s metaLAB. She is a member of Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, one of the studio artists at the Boston Center for the Arts, and a former member of the Boston based new technologies group Collision Collective. Her work has been presented at numerous venues including the Visual Studies Workshop, National University of Ireland, REDCAT Los Angeles, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, the Mills Gallery, Boston University’s 808 gallery, Grapefruits Art Space in Portland OR, and AREA CODE art fair.
Laura Paul | website
Laura Paul is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. Her work has been published by the Brooklyn Rail, Coffin Bell Journal, Dream Pop Journal, Entropy Magazine, FIVE:2:ONE, Grama, Luna Luna Magazine, Shirley Magazine, and featured at the West Hollywood Book Fair and Los Angeles Zine Fair. She earned her B.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she was named a Mary Gates Scholar in the Arts and Humanities, and her Master’s from UCLA, where she was the recipient of the 2011 Gilbert Cates Fellowship.
Cécile Ribas | website
With my sculptural work I experiment and reflect on the connection between the form, matter and essence of what life represents. Space, time, movement, cell division, the elements that grow and multiply, the breath, death, and also the form of what rots, disappears… those are concepts that become organic, universal and basic shapes, almost known.
Nicole Rademacher | website
Nicole Rademacher is an artist and an Art Therapist & Marriage and Family Therapist in training. The influence of her adoption and reunion (with her biological family) feature prominently in her studio practice where she explores concepts of intimacy, identity, and belonging through visual work as well as in community engagement works. She held an artist residency at La Cité Nationale des Arts and recently received an Artistic Community Engagement Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation. Rademacher holds an MFA from Alfred University and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an MA candidate in the Marital & Family Therapy with specialization in the Marital & Family Therapy w/ specialization in Clinical Art Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She has collaborated and shown work widely both nationally & internationally.