The Global Studies Seminar presents a talk titled "Artist residency in Kavala, Greece during the pandemic."

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The Global Studies Seminar presents a talk titled ”Artist residency in Kavala, Greece during the pandemic” by Micaela Vivero, associate professor of Studio Arts and Latin & Caribbean Studies.

I’m debating between presenting on my artist residency in Kavala, Greece during the summer of 2021 which would focus on having an artist residency during the pandemic, or presenting on my body of work “Oro no es/ Gold, is it not?” which will be presented as a solo exhibition in Gallery 310 at Marietta College in Ohio which addresses Spanish colonization of South America, the significance of gold mining in that time and the relevance of gold today. There are some overlaps, and I think that it depends if I want to focus more on the process or the finished work.

Vivero was born in Munich, Germany, grew up in Quito, Ecuador, and now lives in Newark, Ohio. Vivero has a Bachelor of Arts from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador and an Master of Fine Arts from Alfred University, Alfred, NY. She has been an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE; Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland; Chretzeturm in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland; Koli Ryynaanen in Koli, Finland; Rondo Marienmühle in Graz, Austria; Acoss Foundation in Yerevan, Armenia; Frankfurter Kunstverein in Germany; Camac in Marnay-sur-Seine, France; Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France; Wool Museum in Covilha, Portugal; PINEA Linea de Costa in Rota, Spain; and Petra Air in Kavala, Greece. These trips have helped her to learn about differences, about people, about the world, and herself.  She now is an associate professor at Denison University. She has been a Unesco-Aschberg, a Durf grant recipient numerous times, among other grants. She has exhibited her work in Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil,  Argentina, the USA, Canada, Ireland, Finland, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, France, Portugal, and Armenia. In her work, she explores the production of three-dimensional forms in soft materials which produce environments that invite audience interaction.


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