February – March 2018
During her stay, Lisa Iglesias collected audio and images from the surrounding areas in Gharb and water fronts in Gozo to use in a new animation project that the artist is currently developing. In the studio, Iglesias conducted research towards the development of a new graduate seminar and course materials for her teaching at the University of Florida. On March 1st, Iglesias facilitated a workshop with Gozo College students geared towards introducing students to a collaborative drawing exercise that incorporated conversations about identity and Maltese cultural signifiers.
About the Artist
Lisa Iglesias is a multimedia artist and Assistant Professor at the University of Florida in the United States. Through her drawing-based practice, Iglesias explores the personal and geological act of creation and construction as experienced or evidenced through time, in work that ranges from stop-animation and sculpture to collaborative strategies and participatory drawing events.
Lisa was born and raised in Queens, New York, received a BA from Binghamton University and an MFA from the University of Florida. She has attended residences at the Fine Arts Work Center (Massachusetts), Altos de Chavón (Dominican Republic), the Nelimarkka Museum (Finland) and Bemis Contemporary Art Center (Nebraska), among others. She has exhibited in a variety of spaces such as the Museo del Barrio (New York), the Orlando Museum of Art (Florida) and the Mexic-Arte Museum (Texas).
Photos from the Collaborative Drawing Workshop led by Lisa Iglesias at the Gozo Middle School