HSA Visual Artist-in-Residence, Paco Cao, will present The Hidden History of the Harlem Renaissance to the HSA community. A project that began in September 2014, Paco Cao has worked alongside students of the Visual Arts department Department to create a visual story inspired by the Harlem Renaissance that combines historical events with imagination.
Saturday, January 24 – 4:30pm
HSA Theater – 649 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, New York
*Seating is limited. Please arrive early.
PACO CAO was born in Asturias, Spain (1965). He holds a PhD in art history from the University of Oviedo, Spain. Residing in New York since 1995, he is unfaithful to any particular medium. Employing a wide range of disciplines and materials, his work establishes a strong relationship between art, audience, and context as it challenges the boundaries between high and low culture.
His work has been shown at and/or made in collaboration with MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, The New Museum, and Creative Time in New York City; as well as El Prado Museum (Madrid, Spain), The Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid, Spain), MUSAC (León, Spain), CGAC (Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Mercosul Biennale (Porto Alegre, Brazil); Carrillo Gil Museum (México City), MART (Rovereto, Italy), MAN (Nuoro, Italy), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Antwerp, Belgium), and BOZAR (Brussels, Belgium).
He is the author of the following books: The Museum of the Victim, 2009; JP-UM, 2005; Fèlix Bermeu, A Hidden Life, 2004; Unknown, 2002, and Rent-a-Body, 1999. He is the director of the film Dance Poison (2009) and Dance Poison, 2014 (20014.)
His work has been reviewed, among others, by The New York Times, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, ArtNews, El País, El Mundo, ABC, La razón; and La Vanguardia.