Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Information Meeting with Artist-in-Residence Emilio Chapela Pérez
  • Discussion
  • 1/22/2013-12/22/2012
  • 12:00-13:00
  • Spooner Hall
  • Host: The Commons
Event Description
The Commons hosts an opportunity for students interested in working with artist-in-residence Emilio Chapela Pérez to meet the artist and learn more about his practice. Chapela Pérez lives in Mexico City and works internationally, addressing the way in which contemporary cultures inteact with technology. Themes of interest to the artist include communication, interpretation, translation, power structures, and conceptualism. Much of his work constitutes an ongoing attempt to index and archive the human activity on the internet. “We all leave a trace on the internet,” he told ARTPULSE Magazine, “most of the time unconsciously.” His work searches out these human traces and draws attention to them, revealing surprising facets of the collective consciousness and transcending geography and regionalism.