Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Visiting Artist Lecture Series at Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park
Wednesday, September 10th 2008
11:00 am, Presidents Hall
Xaviera Simmons produces photographs, installation performances and videos that expand on notions surrounding landscape, aesthetics, participation and history. Simmons received a BFA in photography from Bard College in 2004 after two years of pilgrimage retracing the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. In 2005 she participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. This year Simmons will participate in an artist residency at Platform Garanti in Istanbul and will develop a project commissioned by the Public Art Fund. Simmons is the 2008 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize awarded by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.