Discussion: Art Careers: Two Artist Perspectives: A Conversation with Catherine D'Ignazio and Birgitta Lund

Thu, April 23, 2009 6:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Moderated by Erin Donnelly, Director, Artist Residencies, LMCC

In anticipation of LMCC’s annual Open Studio Weekend, this artist talk focuses on visual arts practice and career development. Many artists have questions about the challenges and benefits of working with a gallery, and about drawing on the full range of resources available to support their work. This conversation will focus on two artists' experiences: developing a career largely independent of the gallery system, and finding creative and professional support working with a gallery. Specific artist experiences will be shared in the context of the diversity of career choices available for artists.

This event is free, but space is extremely limited. RSVP is required. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be notified by email of their acceptance.

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Catherine D'Ignazio (a.k.a. kanarinka) is a new media artist and educator. She has a BA in International Relations from Tufts University, an MFA in Studio Art from Maine College of Art, and spent eight years as a computer programmer for educational and corporate software companies. Her research interests include the politics of digital information, site-specific and locative media, feminist performance art, participatory culture and the emotional landscape of Homeland Insecurity. She is the former Director of Art Interactive in Cambridge, MA (2003-2005). Currently, she is Co-Director of the non- profit collective iKatun, a founding member of the Institute for Infinitely Small Things, and teaches at RISD's Digital+Media Graduate Program and Emerson College. Her artwork has been exhibited at Eyebeam, ISEA, MASSMoCA, the Boston Center for the Arts, and the Western Front among other locations.

Birgitta Lund was born in Copenhagen in 1964. She studied at the International Center of Photography in New York where she lived and worked for eighteen years. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, including Galleri Baudoin Lebon, Paris, Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse, and Phillips de Pury in New York.

Lund returned to Denmark in 2003. Her latest body of work, IN TRANSIT, is a personal and political reflection on that transition between the United States and Europe. IN TRANSIT was in 2005 awarded the prestigious 'HSBC Prize' by Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie in Paris. That same year the work was awarded 'Fogtdal Photographer's Prize' and the french publishing house ACTES SUD published the monograph IN TRANSIT. Currently Birgitta Lund is working on a commission in Paris. A Project connected to the urban development of the former Renault site near Bois de Boulogne. Architects involved in the project include, among others, Norman Foster, Jean-Paul Viguier and Jean Nouvel. The Project will extend over the next 2 years. Birgitta Lund is represented by Julie Saul Gallery, New York

Last updated: 2009-04-12 22:13:12

Catherine D'Ignazio
Catherine D'Ignazio
Transit by Birgitta Lund
Transit by Birgitta Lund

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