Department of Art and Art History Calendar

Art History Lecture Series presents Juan Capistran

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Foolishness Can Move Mountains:
A Conversation about Despair, Revolution, and Transformation

Capistran is a multimedia artist born in Guadalajara, Mexico and currently living and working in Los Angeles. He earned a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 1999 and an MFA from the University of California at Irvine in 2002. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Bronx Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, and the 12th Istanbul Biennial, amongst many others. His artwork is in the collections of the Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, The New Museum, New York, and numerous private collections.

Capistran's artwork is currently featured in two UT Austin exhibitions: What We Want, What We Believe: Towards a Higher Fidelity, a solo show of new photographs and installations at the Visual Art Center, and Historical Present, a group exhibition with photographer Ricky Yanas (MFA in Studio Art, 2011) at the ISESE Gallery in the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Visual Arts Center, and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies