Art Forum Welcomes Alicia Candiani
Alicia Candiani was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1953 where she lives and works. Her international artistic practice consists of expanded print and digital media work, architectural interventions and collaborative art projects as well as curated exhibitions. She is the founder and current director of Proyecto’ace, a 10 years old artist in residence international program focused on expanded field contemporary printmaking practices and its interfaces with photography, design and digital media, which is located in her home city.
She has been appointed Visitor Professor at the Art and Design Institute in Shanghai, China from 2015 to 2018. Candiani’s work has been shown in over 300 shows and one-person exhibitions since 1977 and has been the recipient of mayor international awards, being the Jesús Nuñez Award in Printmaking in Spain (2014), the 1st Prize in Prints without Borders in Oldenburg, Germany (2010) and the Excellence in Fine Arts Award, Turner Museum, USA (2009) the more recent of them. She has been selected by the Argentine National Academy of Fine Arts as one in ten best printmakers in her country in 1998, 2000 and 2004. In 2010 she was the artist who represented officially Argentina in the International Art Biennial in Beijing, China.
Art Forum is a series of lectures and presentations by artists, critics, museum directors, art historians, and curators. Through exposing students to the experiences of international artists and members of the global arts community, this course intends to introduce students to the creative process, different philosophies of art, and the role of art in private and public life.