Lourdes Correa-Carlo, Alan Ruiz
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Intended Trajectories at Knockdown Center, join artists Lourdes Correa-Carlo and Alan Ruiz for a public conversation moderated by curator Christian Camacho-Light. In their work, both Correa-Carlo and Ruiz investigate how the formal and spatial organization of architectural environments in turn structure social relations. In this event, each artist will introduce their recent projects, followed by a discussion that will draw out themes present in the exhibition, including: the visual politics of city space; systems of alienation and enclosure; and issues of access.
Lourdes Correa-Carlo is an artist who works across drawing, photography, collage, video, sculpture, and installation. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University and a BFA in Sculpture from Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY (2015-2017) and has previously held residencies at Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2013); Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX (2010-2012); and Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY (2011). Her work has been exhibited with institutions that include the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; the International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY; School of Visual Arts, New York, NY; Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX; Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL; Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY; and Art Center South Florida, Miami, FL.
Alan Ruiz is a visual artist whose work explores the way space is produced as both material and ideology. His architectural interventions have been shown in exhibitions at the Queens Museum, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Wave Hill, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Ruiz has contributed writing to Archinect, TDR, BOMB Magazine, InVisible Culture, and Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. He has presented work at the Storefront for Art & Architecture, MoMA PS1, and PSi Hamburg. Ruiz received an MFA from Yale University and was a 2015 – 2016 fellow in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He is a current artist-in-residence at Abrons Arts Center.
Christian Camacho-Light is a curator and writer based in New York. Recent exhibitions include Stage 6: Lourdes Correa-Carlo, Down-Below, International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY (2016) and Standard Forms, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (2016). They are currently at work on an exhibition to be shown at the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ (November 2017). They hold an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and a BA in Art History from Vassar College.