Artist Talk: Elle Pérez

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Artist Talk: Elle Pérez

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 5:30 pm

For photographer Elle Pérez, whose work is featured in the exhibition Orlando at Art on Hulfish, the camera is an instrument of recognition, creating intimate documents of community relationships. Pérez’s multifaceted practice of portrait, landscape, and observational photography centers on the complexity of personal identity. The artist will discuss images, identity, and storytelling across their work, and will be introduced by Chief Curator Juliana Ochs Dweck. The exhibition Orlando is organized by Aperture, New York. Guest Curated by Tilda Swinton.

Cosponsored by the Gender + Sexuality Resource Center.

Elle Pérez (b. 1989, Bronx, New York) lives and works in New York City. Recent solo exhibitions include Devotions (2021), Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; from sun to sun (2019), Public Art Fund, New York; and Diablo (2018), MoMA PS1, New York. Pérez’s work has been included in group exhibitions at the Renaissance Society, Chicago; Barbican Centre, London; Brooklyn Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. They are currently an assistant professor of art, film, and visual studies at Harvard University, and dean at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  

Free registration via Zoom here. (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar "español" o el idioma de su elección.

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation.  

Artist Portrait of Elle Pérez. Image courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal, New York. Photo: Bryson Rand