Exhibition Walkthrough with Curator Heather Pesanti

  • Sat 1 July 2017
  • 2 pm

Join us for a walkthrough of ‘Monika Sosnowska', the celebrated Polish artist’s first exhibition in Los Angeles. Led by Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator of The Contemporary Austin, this show follows the artist’s monographic US museum exhibition, ‘Habitat,’ inaugurating The Contemporary Austin’s expansion last year. This event is free, but reservation is required. Click here to register. About Heather Pesanti As Senior Curator of The Contemporary Austin, Heather Pesanti has organized monographic exhibitions of Marianne Vitale, Robert Therrien, Monika Sosnowska, and Lionel Maunz, with forthcoming projects by John Bock and Wangechi Mutu. In 2015, she organized the museum’s largest exhibition to date, Strange Pilgrims, a fourteen-artist, thematic exhibition on experiential art that engaged three venues and a catalogue in conjunction with the University of Texas Press. In 2014, Pesanti was paired with artist and critic Robert Storr as joint visiting critics in the Viewpoint speaker series at the University of Texas at Austin. Pesanti has also been guest curator for Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence program in San Antonio, Texas, in 2011, and Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 2014. Prior to Austin, Pesanti lived in Buffalo, New York, where she was Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery for five years. During her tenure, she organized the historic exhibition Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s, a large-scale survey of Buffalo’s dynamic arts scene in the 1970s (2012). She was also adjunct professor in the Visual Studies Department at the University at Buffalo. Pesanti earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds graduate degrees from the University of Oxford, England, and New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She is currently a fellow in the 2017 Getty Leadership Institute program. Photo: Chris Garza

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