Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Marcelino Stuhmer Lecture

Marcelino Stuhmer
In Marcelino Stuhmer's recent studio work, he focuses on the nexus point where the function and structure of narrative appropriation and allegory coincide with architectural references from the history of cinema. He is fascinated with the way that history is interpreted through painting, film, television, and news media images, and how analyzing these diverse forms as spatial and temporal representations can alter the narratives, which are ultimately read. Stuhmer has done residencies at Skowhegan, and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam where he received a two-year research fellowship. His work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Optica Center for Contemporary Art in Montreal, Essl Museum of the Present in Vienna and group exhibitions at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, and Art in General in New York City. Solo projects include Little Triggers in the Playstation at Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam, Transmission of Conflict at Galerie Kusseneers in Antwerp, and The Recurring Dream at The Chicago Cultural Center. His most recent installation project Get Ready to Shoot Yourself at the Jade Art Gallery in Bergamo, Italy was organized by Sara Mazzocchi, cinema curator from GAMeC in Bergamo. He has won the Royal Prize for Painting in The Netherlands, a Mondrian International Publication and Exhibition Grant, a CAAP Grant from Chicago, a Joan Mitchell award in conjunction with an artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, as well as two Faculty Development Awards and a Dean's Faculty Award for Research, both at UW-Milwaukee.

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