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The Armory Show and Tell: Bia Gayotto

The Armory Show and Tell: Bia Gayotto

As part of The Armory Show and Tell artist Bia Gayotto presented:

“My work adopts methodologies that involve an engagement with the stories of others. To gain insight into the lives of my subjects I use ethnographic strategies of interviews and fieldwork. My interest lies in exploring the complex relationship between people, places, and stories, examining and translating into visual forms feelings of belonging, displacement, human interconnectivity, and the transitory nature of life. For The Armory Show and Tell I [will] do a workshop that consists of pairing ... participants into groups of two and they’ll interview each other.”

Bia Gayotto currently serves as adjunct faculty at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and as a visiting lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles. Gayotto’s work has been presented by many institutions nationally and internationally including Orange County Museum of Art; LA Freewaves and Fellows of Contemporary Art, both in Los Angeles; Gendai Gallery, Toronto; Asian Pacific American Institute, New York University; The Breeder Project, Athens; and Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo. She has received awards from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs, Threewalls in Chicago, and Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, and was an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, Canada. Gayotto obtained an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

About The Armory Show and Tell
The Armory Show and Tell coincides with the launch of the Armory’s 25th season of exhibition programs as well as the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show, the first exhibition of modern art in the US. For the past 25 years, Armory Center for the Arts has distinguished itself through its commitment to the notion of artist as educator. Today, The Armory Show and Tell has invited current and former Armory teaching artists and audiences to interrogate that idea; it centers around daily public presentations by 35 of more than 300 current and former Armory teaching artists who responded to an invitation to “perform your practice” in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery. These artists have been further invited to leave behind a remnant of or detritus from their events, to be incorporated into an exhibition that expands over its 11-week duration.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103