Artistic Director Jens Hoffmann joins international artists Juan Araujo and Indrė Šerpytytė for a conversation at the FRONT Porch. Both Juan Araujo and Indrė Šerpytytė are part of FRONT’s Madison Residency program and will be in Cleveland to work and conduct research for FRONT.
This is a free event, space is limited. Reservations are recommended.
Juan Araujo, (Venezuela, lives/works in Lisbon) focuses his paintings and installations on architectural appropriations. For FRONT, Juan will create a site-specific installation inside the Weltzheimer/Johnson Usonian house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, owned and maintained by Oberlin College.
Araujo has exhibited widely throughout South America and internationally including solo presentations at Inhotim Center for Contemporary Art, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2013) and Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2008). His work is found in public collections including the Tate, London, UK; MoMA, New York, USA; Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico; Inhotim Center for Contemporary Art, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela; Museu de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela among others.
Indrė Šerpytytė, (Lithuania, lives/works in London) is a photographer whose installations revolve around themes of political repression and memory.
Recent solo exhibitions include Absence of Experience, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2017) and Pedestal, Parafin Gallery, London (2016). Recent group exhibitions include Invisible Cities, Wallach Art Gallery, New York (2017), Still House Group, New York (2016), Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 at MoMA, New York (2015) and Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern (2015).
Jens Hoffmann, (lives/works in New York) is an exhibition maker, writer, educator and editor based in New York, Milan and Detroit. From 2012 to 2017 he was deputy director of the Jewish Museum in New York, where he currently works as director of exhibitions and public programs. Hoffmann has curated and co-curated more than five dozen exhibitions around the world, including the 9th Shanghai Biennale, the 12th Istanbul Biennial and the 2nd San Juan Triennial. He is the founding editor of The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making and editor-at-large of Mousse magazine. In 2016, Hoffmann received the Award for Curatorial Excellence from the American Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation.
The Madison Residencies are made possible with the support of The Cleveland Foundation and their Creative Fusion Program.