Sunday, February 3, 2013

Brendan Fernandes: "Talking Identities: The Art of Brendan Fernandes" Feb. 5, 5pm.

Social Science and Cultural Studies Spring Speakers Series 
Presents
Brendan Fernandes
 Artist
February 5th, 5:00 
Alumni Reading Room, 4th floor,
Pratt Library 
Brooklyn, N. Y.
 
 Talking Identities: The Art of Brendan Fernandes
Brendan Fernandes-Photo-NatG


Bio: Born in Kenya of Indian descent, Brendan Fernandes immigrated to Canada in 1989. He completed the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art (2007) and earned his MFA (2005) from The University of Western Ontario and his BFA (2002) from York University in Canada. He has exhibited internationally and nationally including exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum, Museum of Art and Design New York, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, The National Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Mass MoCA, The Andy Warhol Museum, the Art Gallery of York University, Deutsche Guggenheim, The Bergen Kunsthall , Manif d’Art: The Quebec City Biennial, The Third Guangzhou Triennial and the Western New York Biennial through The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Fernandes has participated in numerous residency programs including The Canada Council for the Arts International Residency in Trinidad and Tobago (2006), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Work Space (2008) and Swing Space (2009) programs, and invitations to the Gyeonggi Creation Center at the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea (2009) and ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2011). He was the recipient of a New Commissions Project through Art in General, NY (2010) and was the Ontario representative for the Sobey Art Award (2010). Fernandes is based between Toronto and New York.   
More Information: http://www.brendanfernandes.ca/
Brendan Fernandes: From Hiz Hands 
http://www.artingeneral.org/exhibitions/505
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