Visual Artists

Visual Artists Roundtable Visual Artists Roundtable photo/foto: Julio Pantoja

This round table offers an opportunity for discussion with four of the visual artists whose work is exhibited at the Encuentro. Working with photography, video, and installation, these artists create performative visual pieces that engage the body and become active in the spaces that they occupy. How do these artists document or represent alternative histories, and what do these histories and representations demand of an engaged audience? Do the works themselves act as places of memory and, as such, do these visual spaces become scenarios for transmission of embodied knowledge? Can these works maintain their relevance on a global scale? How is the engagement of political issues in these works transformed within intercultural spaces?

Liliana Angulo (Colombia), Claudia Joskowicz (Bolivia/ U.S.), Susan Meiselas (U.S.), José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia)
Moderator: Lorie Novak (U.S.)


Liliana Angulo is a visual artist with a degree in Sculpture from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Using different media, her work explores themes of racial identity and Afro-Colombian culture.

Claudia Joskowicz is a Bolivian-American artist living and working in New York. She received her MFA from New York University. She currently teaches in the Art Department at New York University.

Susan Meiselas is a documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos since 1976. She is the author of Carnival Strippers, Nicaragua, El Salvador: The Work of 30 PhotographersChile from Within, Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, Pandora’s Box and Encounters with the Dani. Her awards include the Robert Capa Gold Medal, Leica Award for Excellence, Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the Hasselblad Foundation Prize and most recently, the Cornell Capa Infinity Award. In 1992 she was made a MacArthur Fellow.

José Alejandro Restrepo has created video-art since 1987. His work encompasses single-channel, video-performance, and video-installation.  His work also includes research and pedagogy.

Lorie Novak is an artist and Professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Her photographs and installations have been featured in numerous exhibitions, and her ongoing web project was one of earliest participatory on-line collective memory sites when it launched in 1996.

Additional Info

  • Encuentro Location (Bogotá) : Auditorio Virginia Gutiérrez, Edificio Posgrados Ciencias Humanas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Date: 24 of August, 2009

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