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Join Counter-Landscapes: Performative Actions from the 1970s – Now artists Ana Teresa Fernández and Antonia Wright for a lively discussion about performance and site-responsive works. 

About Ana Teresa Fernández
Ana Teresa Fernández, born in 1981 in Tampico, Mexico, lives and works in San Francisco, California. Her work explores the politics of intersectionality through time-based actions and social gestures, translated into masterful oil paintings, installations, and videos. Within her work, performance becomes a tool for investigation as strong feminist undercurrents flow together with post-colonial rhetoric. Through her work, the artist illuminates the psychological and physical barriers that define gender, race, and class in Western society and the global south.  

About Antonia Wright
Antonia Wright explores empathy in contemporary life through a multidisciplinary practice that blurs the boundaries between live performance, video, photography, poetry, sound, and sculpture. Wright creates works that are based on extreme, sometimes aggressive and logistically dangerous gestures—using her own body. Her interest in using the body as a principal tool enables her to undermine the boundaries of gender politics, to challenge social conventions, and to test the endurance of viewers. By questioning social norms through physical actions that combine danger and beauty, aggression and vulnerability, Wright aims to restore a sense of urgency and elicit emotion and concern for the other. 

Photo Credit: Artist Antonia Wright. Photo by Monica McGivern.


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