Saakred and Christine Gwillim in Conversation

Friday, October 4
2 PM
Art Building, Room 1.110
Free and open to the public

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Saakred, Still from Dead Skin, 2014. HD video. 3:22 min. Courtesy of the artist.

In conjunction with the Performance as Public Practice Fridays @2 Speaker Series, Austin-based artist Saakred and curator Christine Gwillim sit down for a conversation about Saakred’s practice and their work in the exhibition Sin Nombre, Sin Cuerpo. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance, the Gender and Sexuality Center, and the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin.


Bio

Saakred (b. 1989, San Antonio, TX) is a contemporary artist whose work is influenced by their Tejano heritage. They received their BA at Trinity University (2016) and later studied at the Burren College of Art. Their work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio (2019); the Austin Public Library (2019); Nepantla Gallery, Austin (2019); Bihl Haus Arts, San Antonio (2018); MASS Gallery, Austin (2017); the Museum of Human Achievement, Austin (2017); ATM Gallery, Austin (2017); Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio (2015); Noemi Neidorff Art Gallery, San Antonio (2015); the San Antonio Art League Museum (2015); and the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland (2015). Saakred has performed at the Charlene McCombs Empire Theatre, San Antonio; Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, Arizona; Maverick Music Festival, San Antonio; Luminaria Arts Festival, San Antonio; Stargayzer Festival, Austin; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; South by Southwest, Austin; and BabesFest, Austin, among others.

About the Curator

Christine Gwillim (b. 1985, Cadillac, MI) is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and curator. She is a PhD candidate in Performance as Public Practice with portfolios in Museum Studies and Women and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Her doctoral research focuses on curatorial practice at contemporary performance festivals. She is a graduate student affiliate with the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and leads the Austin chapter of the American Theatre Archive Project. Her writing has appeared in Performance Matters, Sightlines, Written and Spoken and Deeply Fascinating. Christine holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA from New York University. She is a member of the curatorial project Block Party Collective.