Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series: Astria Suparak

Nov 16 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

Shipley-Collins Mediatheque

Graduate Lectures

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is thrilled to welcome Astria Suparak for a lecture on her work and practice.

The artist kindly requests that those in attendance wear masks which will be provided free of charge upon entry

Astria Suparak is an artist, writer, and curator based in Oakland, California.

Her cross-disciplinary projects address complex and urgent issues (like institutionalized racism, feminisms and gender, colonialism) made accessible through a popular culture lens, such as science fiction movies, rock music, and sports. Straddling creative and scholarly work, the projects often take the form of publicly available tools and databases, chronicling subcultures and omitted perspectives.

Over the last year Suparak’s creative projects have been exhibited and performed at MoMA, ICA LA, the Walker Art Center, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and as part of the For Freedoms billboard series. She has curated exhibitions, screenings, and performances for art institutions and festivals including the Liverpool Biennial, Museo Rufino Tamayo, The Kitchen, Eyebeam, MoMA PS1, and Expo Chicago, as well as for unconventional spaces, such as roller-skating rinks, sports bars, and rock clubs. Suparak is the winner of the 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Award.

The artist will perform an excerpt from Asian Futures, Without Asians ,so this lecture will not be livestreamed or recorded.

Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

This lecture is co-hosted by PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies program and Stelo Arts