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Studio VU welcomes Stephanie Syjuco for virtual event on February 9, 2022

Posted by on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in News and Events.

The Studio VU Lecture Series (2021-2022) and the Vanderbilt University Department of Art welcomes Stephanie Syjuco for a virtual lecture on February 9, 2022 at 2:30PM (CST) via Zoom. Registration required.

Stephanie Syjuco, photo by Kija Lucas

Stephanie Syjuco works in photography, sculpture, and installation, moving from handmade and craft-inspired mediums to digital editing and archive excavations. Using critical wit and collaborative co-creation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire. Recently, she has focused on how photography and image-based processes are implicated in the construction of racialized, exclusionary narratives of history and citizenship. She was a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow at the National Museum of American History in Washington DC in 2019/2020. She is featured in Season 9 of the acclaimed PBS documentary series Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century. Recent exhibitions include “Being: New Photography” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; “Public Knowledge,” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; “Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States,” at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and “Disrupting Craft: the 2018 Renwick Invitational” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Born in the Philippines in 1974, Syjuco received her MFA from Stanford University and BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship Award, a 2009 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award, and a 2020 Tiffany Foundation Award. Her work has been exhibited widely, including at MoMA/P.S.1, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ZKM Center for Art and Technology, the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, The 12th Havana Bienal, The 2015 Asian Art Biennial (Taiwan), among others. A long-time educator, she is an Associate Professor in Sculpture at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, California.

Syjuco’s lecture will take place on February 9, 2022 at 2:30PM (CST) via Zoom.  Registration is required.
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Stephanie Syjuco, “Dodge and Burn (Visible Storage),” 2019, installation detail, at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

About the Studio VU program:
The Vanderbilt University Department of Art annually invites national and international voices in  creative, curatorial and critical-thought fields to the Vanderbilt campus through the Studio VU Lecture series.  Each invited visiting lecturer has a recognized career in visual arts, performance art, art criticism and/or a combination of several. In addition to presenting a lecture, the visiting Studio VU speaker conducts one-on-one critiques with the Vanderbilt Department of Art senior major students.

The Studio VU Lecture Series began in 2007 and will open its 15th season beginning in Fall of 2021. The Department of Art would like to thank all collaborators, cosponsors, and community (past and present) for their continued support for the Studio VU program.

All lectures are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted on promotional materials.

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