Vail Visiting Artist Cesar Portilla To Present Work at Denison
Posted: September 5, 2005
Cesar Portilla, an Ecuadorian printmaker, will be a Vail Visiting Artist at Denison University from Monday (Sept. 12) through Saturday (Sept. 17). The Foresman Fund and the art and modern languages departments also are sponsoring his visit. He will be visiting several art and modern language classes, but also will give a presentation titled "Tercermundista Forever" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 15) in the Cleveland Hall Annex (201 N. Mulberry), which is free and open to the public.
Trained as a printmaker, Portilla works on video and performance art and sound. His narratives talk about the every day life in Quito, Ecuador. Portilla earned his degree in art from the Central University of Ecuador in Quito. He has served as the director of Pan Con Cola Productions since 1998 and as a professor in the college of contemporary art at the University of San Francisco in Quito since 2002.
Portilla has had exhibits of his artwork displayed across the world, most notably in Hamburg and Berlin in 2005, New York City in 2002 and Copenhagen in 2000.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Denison University Vail Visiting Artist Cesar Portilla in the art and modern languages departments, Monday (Sept. 12) through Saturday (Sept. 17) with a presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 15) in Cleveland Hall Annex (201 N. Mulberry). Free and open to the public. For more information contact: (740) 587- 5726.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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