Pedro Lasch

Pedro Lasch photo/foto: Niki Kekos

Latino/a América

This conceptual series consists of the presentation and distribution of a new map of the American continent, and the development of public art forms that are dispersed in everyday social spaces and exchanges. While it may be seen as a monument to epic migration, its goal is also to critically reflect on the form and function of conventional monuments. The words “Latino/a” and “America” acquire different meanings depending on the context, and reflect on the deep impact of popular shifts in our culture. The common tie between all of the different versions is the sharing of a new “Latinidad” that extends globally, and is redefining the English-speaking world. We are changing what “America” means, and what it means to be “American.”

Biography

Pedro Lasch was born and raised in Mexico City, and has since lived in New York and Durham (North Carolina), where he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. He is a former Duke Latino/a Studies Director and present Community Liaison.

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