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Visual and Media Cultures Colloquium Series: Odine Chavoya

Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Porter College, Room D245

Topic: "Axis Mundo: Queer Archives, Brown Bodies, and White Cubes"

Presented by: 
Arts Division
Film & Digital Media
History of Art & Visual Culture

C. Ondine Chavoya is a Professor of Art History and Latina/o Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts where he teaches courses in contemporary art and visual culture. A specialist in Chicanx art, Chavoya’s writings have appeared in Afterimage, Arftorum, Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, CR: The New Centennial Review, Performance Research, Wide Angle, and in numerous exhibition catalogues and edited volumes. His curatorial projects have addressed issues of collaboration, experimentation, social justice, and archival practices in contemporary art. Recent exhibitions include Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987 (with Rita Gonzalez), Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography(with Lisa Dorin), and Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. (with David Evans Frantz).  Working with Jennifer González, Chon Noriega, and Tere Romo, he is also co-editor of the forthcoming Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology (Duke University Press). Chavoya received his B.A. from University of California, Santa Cruz in Art History and Comparative Literature and his M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Rochester in Visual and Cultural Studies.