PTDW Grad Noontime Lecture Series

Tomorrow is my Graduate Lecture.
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Monday, February 11, 12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
280 S. Columbus Drive Room 319

Image Details: Daniel Salamanca, Sign, 8 x 10”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 2017

Image Details: Daniel Salamanca, Sign, 8 x 10”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 2017

Daniel Salamanca Núñez believes in human relationships, telepathy and magic. He understands his artistic practice as a long-life personal journey of unveiling the poetry hidden behind the most ordinary and mundane things in life. He does that by constantly assigning himself playful, obsessive and impulsive exercises such as scrapping a work table, staying awake for 24 hours to see a complete day go by or carrying a travel experience in a suitcase, just to name a few of them. It is his own way of resisting against the urgencies and struggles of the world we live in. The result are often austere and delicate installations combining minimalist paintings –or using the syntax of painting– along with experimental videos, sounds, books, found objects, prints and creative texts. Lately, he has been exploring the use of light as a material.

He is from Bogotá, Colombia, where he received his BFA in Visual Arts back in 2006. Since then until moving to Chicago in August 2017 to pursue his MFA at SAIC, he has been constantly producing work and exhibiting in multiple venues in Colombia, a few countries in Latin America (Ecuador, Brazil and Argentina), Spain, Italy and recently the United States. In 2015, he won a grant for emerging artists awarded by the Cultural Ministry of Colombia and he was shortlisted as a finalist for the Sara Modiano Prize (Colombia). A year earlier, he was nominated for the CIFO grant for emerging artists and in 2011 he was selected for a one-month residency in Terra Una, Minas Gerais (Brazil).

SAIC Open Studios 2017

FRI 3 (4:30 - 9:30 PM) - SAT 4 (11:00 AM - 8:00 PM) / NOV, 2017 

Tour the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Master of Fine Arts; Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Architecture; Master of Design in Designed Objects; Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies; and Post–Baccalaureate students’ studios. See works in progress and finished pieces in the studios plus special curatorial collaborations from more than 350 current graduate students over the course of this two-day event.

You can visit me at Mac Lean 1710 / Painting and Drawing Department. 

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