June 30, 2016

Summer 2016: visiting artists, lectures & MFAs

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Courtesy of Maryland Institute College of Art.

Summer is the perfect time to attend a lecture at the Maryland Institute College of Art to explore new avenues of personal and professional artistic development. Please explore our roster of upcoming innovators and arts leaders visiting MICA this summer as part of our Studio Art Low-Residency MFA, designed for independent thinkers and researchers who would like to integrate art practice with theory.

Discover more about our Studio Art Low Residency MFA, a low-residency program spread over three years and a summer, combining intensive, on-campus, six-week summer residencies and winter critique. Visit


Upcoming summer 2016 speakers at MICA 
All lectures take place at 5:30pm in the Lazarus Auditorium, located at 131 West North Ave, Baltimore, MD.

Thursday, June 23
Billy Friebele
Friebele (MICA MFA Class of 2008) creates digital drawings, videos, animations, and kinetic sculptures. He has exhibited in Bosnia, Indonesia, and the Netherlands. He is Maker-in-Residence at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Washington, DC.

Saturday, June 25
Cecilia Vicuña
Vicuña is a poet, visual artist, and filmmaker. Her publications include: Spit Temple: Selected Oral Performances of Cecilia Vicuña (Ugly Duckling Presse); Chanccani Quipu (Granary Books); and Sabor a Mí (Chain Links). Recent exhibitions include: The 18th Sydney Biennale; Dance/Draw (ICA Boston); and onLINE (MoMA).

Thursday, July 7
Jeannine Tang and Lia Gangitano
Tang’s writing has appeared in Artforum, Art Journal, Afterimage, and Art India and in the volumes: Provenance: An Alternate History of Art (Getty Research Institute); Politics in a Glass Case (Liverpool University Press); spectatorship and indigenous sovereignty (University of California Press).

Gangitano founded PARTICIPANT INC, in New York, presenting exhibitions by Virgil Marti, Charles Atlas, Renée Green, and Greer Lankton. She has curated at Thread Waxing Space, ICA Boston, and MoMA PS1. She is a recipient of a Skowhegan Governors’ Award for Outstanding Service to Artists.

Tuesday, July 12
Fritz Horstman
Horstman (MICA MFA Class of 2011) explores landscape and perception of natural phenomena. He has exhibited sculptures, drawings, videos, and installations in New York, California, Japan, and France, and will be featured in the 2016 deCordova Biennial. He is a member of Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn.

Friday, July 15
Alexander Alberro
Alberro is the author of Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity (MIT Press) and has edited books including: Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists Writings; Art After Conceptual Art (MIT Press); Museum Highlights (MIT Press); Recording Conceptual Art (University of California Press); and Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology (MIT Press).

Thursday, July 21
Rosa Barba
Barba has exhibited at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Centre Pompidou, Kunsthaus Zürich, MASS MoCA, and in the Venice Biennale. Her work has been published in the books Rosa Barba: Time as Perspective (Hatje Cantz) and Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space (Dancing Foxes).

Monday, July 25
René Treviño
Treviño (MICA MFA Class of 2005) has shown his meticulous and precise paintings at the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Arlington Arts Center, School 33, Erin Cluley Gallery, and Grimaldis Gallery. His work has been featured in Art Papers, New American Painters, BmoreArt, and Baltimore City Paper.


Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,300 undergraduate, graduate and open studies students from 48 states and the District of Columbia and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.

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